I face paint at festivals and parties on occasion. Sometimes I need an assistant. So the other day (could have been a couple weeks ago by now) I was over at my sister Sara’s house. She volunteered to help me face paint at an upcoming event but she wanted to practice first. Luckily she has 2 children we can paint. Someone had a fabulous idea of painting eyes on Jacob’s eyelids. Then we did the same thing to Gigi. It was incredibly creepy!! Like they were watching us with their technicolor eyes!
The other night I went over to Casa de Mustachio for dinner & visiting. We ate FABULOUS Thai food for dinner from a local place (Em’s a champ at eating Thai- that’s awesome for a 3 year old!) then Em did some modeling for me. She showed me her Princess Tiana Halloween costume. Check out these super fly shoes! The heels light up! I wish they came in my size. She looks so beautiful in her Tiana gown! Shannon is going to be my assistant at a school festival soon where I’m face painting so we thought we’d practice a little on Emily before Shannon’s professional face painting debut. Emily LOVED being our little guinea pig. It didn’t hurt that I brought her a new set of Silly Bandz to bribe her a little. Em was a great guinea pig- a 3 year old is way more squirmy than the grade school kids will be at the festival. So if you can paint anything on a wiggly 3 year old and it comes out half recognizable then you’ll be all set!
Saturday I went to Ellie’s birthday party. Ellie lives next door to me & turned 7. She asked me if I’d paint faces at her party. Absolutely! The party was held at a local horse stables. There were pony rides & a maze & after cake we went on a hayride. My first ever. They aren’t kidding about the hay. You sit on it in a big wooden crate thing pulled by a tractor. It was all fun & games until we got stuck going up a hill & all the daddies had to push us the rest of the way up the hill. Good thing we were packing muscle.
The kids were all adorable. One boy asked for a giant eye ball on his cheek. Another asked for a 3 leaf clover & a leprechaun. I obliged the wee lad. I told one girl she was my last customer when the party was over. She eyed me and said “Where do YOU have to go?”. Indeed.