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Como Park with Rusty the Clown 2011

This afternoon I had the privilidge of working again at an annual picnic at Como Park through Rusty the Clown! I’ve been painting for this event for the past several years and it’s always so much fun to be around Rusty and his entourage of friendly clowns! On the left of Rusty is his daughter “Pumpkin” the clown.  I’m on the lower right and that’s my mom, Rollie Brandt, in the Spongebob shirt!

 This is Rusty with Sassie and Pumpkin!

This was the first event where I tested out some of my new hand animal designs, and they were a hit!  I did many snakes and sharks.  This was my first attempt at a hand bunny!  I’m looking forward to offering many more in events to come!

Here’s my mom painting
Pumpkin making balloon hats!

Isn’t this little girl the cutest?! I love painting the cherries, and with her dress, it was the perfect choice!
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New Images Added to Work Examples!

Each summer as my number of face painting gigs ramp up, I get more inspired to create new designs.  This past week I’ve been using both myself and my 3 and a half year old as models to try out a few ideas that I hope to add to my selection.  I’ve just recently added some photos of these designs to my work examples page (along with another new animated GIF!), but you can also check them out below!

(above:) On the top two, “Barbie Eyes” and “Frog Eye,” my eyes are actually closed, and I’ve painted eyes on my eyelids.  This is particularly difficult for me to do on myself, being that I am nearly blind without my glasses on, & can only get so close to the mirror with the brush in my hand!  The bottom two are of the same alien, with and without a black background.

 (above:) These are really fun for kids because they can make the mouths open and close.  Sammy loves fishing, especially since we’ve recently moved to a home on a lake, so we had to do a fish and a worm!

(above:) On the top is a frog I painted on my mouth.  Below Sammy is sporting the usual shark I’ve always done as “cheek art,” only now his mouth is aligned with the shark’s mouth.

Stay tuned for more new additions, and thanks for looking!

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Photoshop’s Animated Gif’s Bring “Handimals” to Life!

I’ve been having a little fun lately, combining my face paints with Photoshop’s ability to create animated GIF files.  Check out my first animated “handimal!”  I painted this shark on my hand last night, took a photo of his mouth open and closed, and today turned it into an animation.  Of course, I’d love to make it way cooler, and make him eating a fish or something, but this was what I could accomplish during my boys’ nap time.  😉 Click on the image below if it isn’t animating, or you can see it directly on my work examples page! Enjoy!