Saturday, November 12, 2011

Face Painting the South Park Kids

 When I was out at the Sahuarita Pecan Festival I had a great group of volunteers helping out for the day and during a lull, they asked for the South Park Kids. I think I might have had more fun than they did!

Eric Cartman

Kenny McCormick

Stan Marsh

Kyle Broflovski

The South Park Kids!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Nightmare Before Christmas Party

 The Halloween Party is an event that I look forward to every year! And I LOVE that I get to be a part of preparing this EPIC Celebration. The theme this year was "Nightmare Before Christmas" and it is something that we have wanted to do for quite some time. Here are some of my favorite pics!

I drew Jack's Formula on a chalkboard painted wall. LOVE!

Simple construction paper bat silhouettes flying across the wall made for an awesome entryway.

A little cheesecloth and white glue made for some super cute ghost lampshades on the chandelier.

Faith makes some of the COOLEST wreaths and this year's spider and creepy cloth creation was one of the best, yet!
I know that I made these for last year's party; but, I just couldn't pass up another opportunity to make Jack Skellington cupcakes!

Since the party is for the kids (well, at least that is what we tell ourselves :)), the goodies were also an important element. By stacking books to create levels, it was easy to find your very own personalized  trick or treat buckets full of Halloween treats.

We didn't stop with just indoor decor... Faith's hubby took it to another level by creating the mountain, moon, and a 7 foot tall Jack Skellington! We used these as the backdrop for photos of everyone in costume.

I think Mr Oogie Boogie and his wheel were my favorite elements. So cool!

And eventough this wasn't meant to be a Face Painting event, I saw that pregnant belly and couldn't help myself. Thanks, Amy for playing along!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

My Picture is in the Paper!

What a lovely suprise to find out that my picture was in the Arizona Daily Star, today for the PAWSH Anniversary Event at Park Place over the weekend! We had a great time painting faces and playing with all of the wonderful animals available for adoption. And it is always fun to get a little dressed up for the occasion :)

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tucson Heart Walk

I was honored to be a part of the 2011 Tucson Heart Walk! The American Heart Association works diligently to promote prevention and awareness of heart disease and stroke and the Heart Walk is a fun way toget the whole family involved. It was a beautiful Spring day and PERFECT for a 5k walk through Reid Park. Find a Heart Walk near you!

One of the best parts of my job is the reaction that I get when in costume. I cannot even tell you how many times people ask to have their faces painted like mine - what a wonderful compliment! This year's Heart Walk was no exception. Thankfully, I was prepared and every time someone asked to be painted to look like me, I had them pose for a photo. Here are some of my faves...

I also had fun with some of the vendors! The folks at the Ina & Thornydale Starbucks were in the booth next to mine and being that Starbucks is high on my list of favorite things, I could not passup an opportunity to show my love. Here is a pic of me and two of the Barristas and the coffee cups that I painted for them :)

I had such a wonderful time at the Heart Walk and hope that I have the opportunity to do it again!