Wednesday, November 16, 2011

So Busy that the Sky is Falling!

I painted with a friend on Friday evening at a country club's father/daughter dance.  It was princess themed, and really fun.  The girls were in amazing dresses, some with their hair professionally done, and the club provided princess tiaras and us to do princess faces.

With just 2 painters, 3 hours, and 120 girls, there was no time for photo-taking, unfortunately.

But since I have to give you some sort of photos, I'll tell you about my play!

I'm appearing in December in the children's show Poultry in Motion, at the Studio Playhouse in Montclair.

It's a take on the classic Chicken Little, and I get to be Henny Penny!  The director has potentially chosen to do traditional stage makeup for the characters, except for Foxy Loxy, who I may get to paint.  So I worked up a sample face, based on a fox photo I found online.

Because she was the only one getting painted, the director asked me to tone it down.  So I tried this.

We'll see if he goes for it.  I hope he does!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Boy's Glitter Tat Birthday

Last weekend I was hired to do glitter tattoos at a boy's bounce house birthday.  Glitter tats are perfect for bounce house party places, since they won't rub off on the houses, minimizing cleanup for the employees.  Plus, kids get sweaty when bouncing, and the tats don't just sweat off, always a plus.  Some of my designs...

Once the birthay boy chose that one, it was pretty popular!

I thought this was a nifty way of getting over a fear of witches.

Another popular one was this great tribal dragon.

The kids had a blast, and I got to have fun with them.  A great way to spend an afternoon!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Halloween My Way

And Mother Nature's.

Those of you in NJ know that the Halloween weather was weird this year.  Snow.  Crazy, big, heavy snow that came down on trees still laden with green leaves, taking many of them - and power lines with them - down.  Thankfully, we didn't have any issues here, but it was weird.

We decorated the yard.

And then the snow.

Snow just does not go with the Halloween motif.  It just doesn't.  We did get to go to a party on Saturday night, despite the weather, and Eric wore a cape I made him with the mask he got in New Orleans.

On Halloween night, I was Hermione, and Meg joined me as a witch too!

On Sunday, a friend from work borrowed my clown costume for a party to which she was invited and I did her face.  She was adorable!  And won best costume!

And then Halloween finished with a bang last night, when we went to a friend's annual bonfire on a blueberry farm.  He lit the way with luminaries.

There was music and food and an awesome fire.

Another Halloween gone by.  Can't wait for next year!


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