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Little About Me

"How I started doing this was as the result of a day of horseplay with my daughter".

Once my husband Eddie and I had our first child, Leann, we knew how much fun having a child could be. As Leann grew older she began to mimic mommy while she put her makeup on. This often lead to having to spend a lot of time washing off what she had tried so hard to do, unsuccessfully. One day I decided to show her how to do it correctly and of course we couldn't help but fool around a little bit. A little dab here a little dab there and before you knew it Leann had flowers and leaves on her face. She refused to let me wash it off for the rest of the day until her girlfriends saw it. Of course they were envious and each wanted something on their faces too.

Seeing the joy in their faces and how much this made them feel special I decided that this was something I wanted to do for others. That was a few years ago and now we have two children and the fun has doubled (at my son's expense). I've now honed my skills and techniques and now offer this service in the Pasco/Hernando areas. Feel free to look through the portfolio for ideas on how to brighten up your child's day. Believe me when I say there is no more enjoyment then seeing your child's eyes light up when the see themselves in the mirror the first time they have their face painted. I can come to your home or party location and in as little as one hour brighten the day for your children.

My services are available for a per hour flat rate of only $60 ~~ I can also do it "per face" at the posted rates on the prices page with a 15 face minimum if choosing "Starter Images" (or as I call them "Cheek Art").

About Face Painting

First of all let's discuss the paints I use. "Non-Toxic" does not mean "safe for skin." Acrylic craft paints are not meant to be used on the skin - nor are watercolor markers or pencils. Just because the package says "non-toxic" does not mean that it is safe to put on skin. Many people are allergic to the non-FDA approved chemicals and colorants used in craft paints (such as nickel), and will break out in a rash from these paints. Watercolor markers (or "washable markers") do not remove from skin easily - it can take days to get the stain removed. The "washable" part of the name refers to fabric, not skin. There are many brands of safe face paint readily available and they are not more expensive than craft paints since a little bit goes a very long way! Face painting is applying a design to the face, usually children's faces, using brushes and paints suitable for use on the skin. It is common at festivals and parties for children. The designs may be very simple such as a butterfly shape on the cheek in one or two colors or extremely complex such as a full leopard mask with detailed spots and many shades of color.
Ms. Katie