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How to be a better face painter

People often ask me how I learned to face paint. As with any skill, you need a combination of instruction, practice and good tools to become proficient. For expert instruction, I recently attended the first annual San Francisco Bay Area Face and Body Art convention, known as BayFABA, this past September. What a treat! It […]

Why not paint the kids yourself?

It’s not rocket science, you can do it.  You’ll need some supplies, some practice and someone else to greet guests, serve food, and supervise the kiddies. First, please, please, please use only FDA approved, cosmetic grade FACE paints.  Snazaroo, Kryolan and Wolfe are good brands.  Craft paints may be non-toxic but they are not made […]

Why face painting?

It’s fun, it’s creative, it’s extremely low-tech, and I get to play with kids and really silly adults. I love seeing a person’s face light up when he or she sees their freshly painted face. It’s also very Zen.  Face painting isn’t meant to last.  It’s transient, but it makes the moment more special, adds […]