24 May 2010

Face-Painting



I had to dabble in face-painting and practice on Josh and Zoë, because I’d promised a friend that I would help out at her daughter’s birthday party. I didn’t realize how much fun I would have… or how much patience would be required of me.

 

Josh wanted a spider on one cheek and a spider web on the other. Easy enough to do, as far as painting goes, but he just could. NOT. keep. still.

 

Then he wanted balloons on his arm.

 

 

And a rainbow on his other arm. He'd wanted a monster on one thigh. A superhero mark on his other thigh. I had to stop after the balloons. I was pooped. And this was even before I'd started on Zoë, who had wanted to be a butterfly. She wasn't content to have me draw a small butterfly on her cheek; she'd wanted the whole eye mask thing. Good thing the little diva was good at keeping still.

 

I don't know how many children my friend has invited to her daughter's party. I'm just glad that there's another mom who will be doing the face-painting together with me. I think I will have to say that I specialize only in small drawings... spiders, balloons, flowers, henna-ish hand designs, butterflies. I can handle those, but I'm no good with the "big" whole-face (or even half-face) mask thingies. I'm both dreading and looking forward to doing this... wish me luck!

9 COMMENTS:

Shelly Belly's Boutique said...

Lots of Luck!!!


I want to have my sons face painted, but he's still a litte too young ;)

Alicia said...

You did a great job!! Wow! Well, I shouldn't be surprised since painting is in your blood!

Serline said...

You will be a hit at the party...

Xmas Dolly said...

Oh, they're soooooooooo cute!!! Thanks for stopping at my blog, and leaving your sweet comments. Hope you come back soon.

Lindy said...

Wow - you did great!

Ash said...

good luck - not that you need it. :)

~ash's mum

RoseBelle said...

Last October at my daughter's school Halloween carnival, there was a lady who did face painting and I was watching how she managed to create a picture so quickly with a few strokes here and there. That's just great that you have this artistic gift (I can't even draw on a piece of paper let alone on someone's face).

Zoe looks so happy with her butterfly. Great job there mom!

blueviolet said...

You really have artistic skills! Those look great!!!! Is it my imagination or does Zoe look even more little girl-like and less baby-like there? Say it isn't so. She mustn't grow up!

Prince said...

Nice posting about face-painting and practice on Josh and Zoë.Oh really cute kids

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