During the celebrations for the Queen last week, one local village hosted a street party and talent show. The lovely Iris was gong to be performing in the show with a mix of dance and gymnastics so I offered to paint her face to give her that extra wow factor! Iris was going to be wearing a silver and black leotard, so I created this bold blingeye design to match. I used professional face paint, Gems and cosmetic glitter to make Iris sparkle and shine!
Yesterday the sun was shining on Southwold pier and loads of children and their families came out to enjoy the last day of the half term.
I spent the day in the beach cafe, offering complimentary face painting provided by the pier to the public. The pier has such a fabulous atmosphere and I have never seen a team of staff work so well together and so hard! So to be a part of that, is a real honour! .
I set my paints up and then, like most gigs I attend, I painted my own face and popped outside for a selfie! It was sunny but breezy down at the seafront, hence the windswept look...
I was really happy when the first two children I painted were two sisters that I hadn't seen for ages.
As well as face painting, the pier were providing a Punch and Judy show on the seafront. There were three shows the light the afternoon and each one had a huge amount of viewers.
When the Punch and Judy shows were on, my queue was non existent, so I used that time to paint an octopus on my arm and pop out for a photo of it with the sea behind it!
octopi then became quite popular with the public, which was great, as I discovered they are really fun to paint!
butterflies and florals were also a popular choice....
Another popular design, for both the face and arm, was a mermaid. I painted lots but only managed to take a photo of one.....
I love painting mermaids as its a perfect opportunity to use my shimmer colours!
I had a fab day at the pier and I will be back there at the end of July offering complimentary face painting. Come and see us, rain or shine!!