This past weekend, I painted at two events, both large, and both events at which I have painted many times before.
Friday night was the Zoo Do at the Bergen County Zoo in Van Saun Park in Paramus. There were four of us working the three hours that night, and it was a great event!
It's for zoo members, and they have music, food, us, and the animals out for the kiddos and their families. My sister, brother-in-law, and nephew actually came, but didn't get painted. My nephew, at 2.5 years old, still hates having anything on his face. He's adorable and would make a terrific model, but irony strikes again.
We were really busy, so I only got a couple photos, but I really liked this frog and this mountain lion.
Then on Sunday morning, I had to be in Verona Park in Verona, NJ to face paint with two other artists bright and early for four hours during the Valerie Fund Walk. I seriously have never met a better bunch of people.
This little girl stopped by with her grandpa, who insisted that the angel painting was simply a representation of the great kid she really was. I believe it.
This young man had trouble choosing a good color for his cat, so we finally settled on a cool lime green.
And of course, in addition to a domesticated cat, there had to be wild ones - cheetahs and tigers!
Of course, I had a whole series of butterflies...
... and other bugs.
A couple of flowers.
A dinosaur & dragon...
... the dragon request came with a suggestion of pink lips instead of fire!
Some animals that like the water, like ducks, snakes, and a mythical mermaid.
And the most unusual request of the day, a softball!