Thursday, April 11, 2019

New on the Facebook Page - and Free!

If you're not already a fan, you'll want to like and follow

We've got something new on the page, #FridayFunDay, and every Friday, a new completely free and completely original downloadable activity sheet will post for your child to enjoy!



All you have to do is print the crossword, word search, maze, or coloring page.  Print as many as you like, and feel free to share!

Be sure to email or PM back your child's completed coloring page for the opportunity to have the artwork featured on the page too!

Solutions to the crosswords and word searches will be posted as a comment in the corresponding original post the next Friday.






Wednesday, March 27, 2019

An Award!

For the first time in my 15 and a half years as a professional face painter, I decided to enter an international face painting competition, and it was worth it - I was awarded 3rd Place for international 2019 Face Painter of the Year!
FACE, the organization that certified me as a face painter, has a yearly conference, which took place this past weekend in Northern Ireland. Although I wasn't able to be there, since I'll be in Chicago later this month for my own 10 year wedding anniversary with Eric, I was able to enter two of the competitions via email, so I did!
The Showcase Face theme this year was Magic of Ireland.

Everything in the painting, except Giants Causeway (County Antrim), is based on photos that I took during our honeymoon in Ireland 10 years ago in Counties Wicklow, Kerry, and Cork.

That face placed me 3rd in the Showcase Face competition!
The Working Face competition had a time limit, and a Maritime theme.


While it didn't win or place, the points from the Maritime face, combined with the points I received for the Magic of Ireland face, placed me 3rd as international Face Painter of the Year too!


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Enchanted Forest

Imagine that you're on a nature walk on a brisk fall afternoon; you are deep inside the cool clasp of the lush forest.
 
 
As you walk slowly, the sun peeks through the branches overhead. Twigs snap as inquisitive chipmunks chase each other; high above, the birds chatter. You stop. As you stand quietly on the moss and fern lined path you hear the soft murmurs of voices. You listen then decide to move farther into a small clearing in the trees. What do you see?!
 
 
It’s a gathering of mythical forest children… a gnome, a nymph, elves, and you even see the glistening wings of a fairy. You quietly hide behind a large oak tree and watch. They are having a celebration. Each is sitting on moss cover wooden chairs at a table set for royalty. The table is adorned with ornate colored glass stemware and rustic wooden flatware.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I had the opportunity to take part in creating just this scene, face painting fairies for our Enchanted Forest Party, and working with other ridiculously talented party vendors and planners.
 
 
 

 
 
 
Want to see all the photos?  I've got them up at Face & Body Art by Larissa!  For now, here's the teaser video:
 
 
And here's everyone else who was involved:

Concept + Producer: 
@petiteseats
Concept + Creative Director: @konfetti_boutik 
D├ęcor Styling + Design: @konfetti_boutik
Escort Cards: @Chiquedesignandevents
Kids Tables + Chairs: @petiteseats
Donuts, Cakes, + Macaroons: @Kedbykcakes
Cookies: @DivinelyDolce
Videography: @burning_wick
Invitation: Etsy Vendor "ArtLery"
Face Painter: @njfacepainter

Friday, January 12, 2018

'Tis the Season

Eric and I had such a great time at holiday parties this year!

We had a repeat performance at a corporate holiday party - our third year! - with face painting and temporary tattoos.





And then I had the best time ever on Christmas Eve, where I was hired to face paint at a family party ... dressed in elf!

The family was terrific, and I had such a blast. 


I got to play the character the whole time, which was hysterical when one of the kids asked how I'd gotten there, and I told him the truth - Santa had let me borrow one of his spare sleighs.  The boy wanted to see it, so I explained to him that Santa's magic disguised the sleighs, so that when human eyes looked at them, they looked like regular cars, and showed him my Ford Escape out the window, which he understood was obviously proof of Santa's magic!







On top of that, I was so good this year that Santa let me hand out his gifts to the kiddos in his stead.  I honestly teared up at the honor.  It made my night.

For New Years, I was at a country club with friends, face painting at a blacklight glow party, and got my first ever request for a ram!




Nothing says New Year's Eve, though, like a glowing zombie!


Absolutely nothing.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Halloween Rolls Around Again!

My favorite season is back!  On Tuesday, Eric and I went to a Halloween party hosted by LEAD, at a local BBQ place.  We had a blast. 

The party was a Halloween Hoedown theme, so Eric wore his everyday clothes - Wrangler jeans & plaid shirt, Justin cowboy boots, and a cowboy hat.  Yes, I met a country boy in Manhattan; don't ask me how.  Meanwhile, I wore one of my pairs of Wrangler jeans and my Abilene cowboy boots (he got to me, Eric did!), a torn t-shirt, one of my own old plaid flannel shirts, Eric's old ratty, tattered, cowboy hat, straw, pigtails and face paint... zombie cowgirl!  Because I can't get into a Halloween costume if face paint isn't involved.



And look what I got for my efforts!


Plus, I got to give the other attendees henna tattoos!  It was so much fun, and I loved going outside the box on some - like the house tattoo for the real estate agent!




Be sure to check back for more Halloween - I've got private appointments and parties!

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