I was hired to paint at a birthday party this evening, only it wasn't a children's party. Some couples were getting together for the adults' birthdays, and wanted to keep the kids entertained. I'd painted these beautiful girls before, at the McFaul Environmental Center in Wyckoff, when I was there for Bergen County's annual Cabbage Night Festival. Their mom showed me a photo from that day, and I recognized my work instantly.
Tonight, mom had me get there a little early so I could paint up the sisters before the others arrived. The younger went first, a beautiful butterfly who informed me that her favorite color was purple.
Her older sister decided on a puppy.
Later in the party, though, the puppy was washed off in favor of a leopard to mach her shirt.
I also got to do a whole garden full of flowers. The girls' teacher, who was there to watch them for a while, and another older relative got them on their fingers; the smaller girls and one mom got them on their hands.
There were also princess swirls, a vine with butterflies, and a very cute penguin to match one young man's shirt. I love painting for such nice families!