With the season of sparkly decorations and glistening snowdrifts fast approaching, I found it appropriate to give this winter issue the theme of BLING! Being new to bling clusters myself, I’ve interviewed Jewel Junkies Facebook group creator Lilly Walters Schermerhorn about how to make and use your own bling clusters. We also share an inspiring story of 15 year old gem cluster phenom Aubrey Goettlicher, and a collage of creative bling cluster ideas! Meet our glitter tattoo cover artist Sabine Vogel in this issue’s “Pro Artist Q&A” session! In this issue I’ve also started a new series called “Branching Out.” In this and future issues, this series will focus on the various ways that face & body artists have expanded their business to include something other than painting itself. In this issue I’ve interviewed artists from around the globe who create and sell their own bling! Also in this issue, professional entertainer and safety expert Kelly Smith writes on the subject of keeping yourself safe at gigs. Last but certainly not least, Briar Adams shares with us a recap of the New Zealand Body Art Showcase, complete with a photo gallery of artists with their models! For this issue’s “Kid Artist Spotlight” we’ve interviewed the youngest graduate of Olga’s International Face Painting School, Chavie Goldberger! We also have three step by step designs. This issue is sure to inspire!