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Zebra Face Painting

This was my first time painting a Zebra-type face painting design and I like how it came out. It is a simple design that I feel I can repeat during the busy vendor events, here in Clovis NM

Face Painitng Pictures From a Recent Birthday Party in Portales NM

Some of these paintings I had never painted before so I love the challenge of making my artistic brain work in an area that is unfamiliar. These kiddos requested minions, bears, scorpions, and more. 

Face Painting for Birthday Parties!

Thank you for visiting my business blog! Whether you are looking to book me as your face painter or if you are a face painter looking for inspiration, I want to welcome you!

To those who are looking to book a face painter, feel free to contact me.
I will be booking parties and events pretty quickly so be sure to get with me soon.
I have been face painting for events and parties for a little over 3 years. I started when my son was just a few months old and fell in love with this new venture.
If you are wondering how and what I paint, you can see some more pictures in my GALLERY. Now that summer is just about here, I will be adding more pictures to this soon.
The above picture is just something I made for a friend but for my face painting pictures be sure to visit my gallery.

As for fellow face painters looking for inspiration or to start a business as a face painter, feel free to browse my blog and feel free to ask any questions you may have in the comments section. For consultation (help over the phone), I charge a small fee to help you with whatever you're curious about. 
You can email me with the subject title: Face Painting Consultation and I will get back with you,
email: queen of face painting @ gmail (dot) com

Had a great weekend face painting!

This past weekend was fun! Many children and parents were happy with the face paintings and I'm glad I was a part of it!
I have an open schedule as of now, for this weekend. If you're considering booking me but have questions, then feel free to call or text me.

Birthday Party Face Painting

I love painting at birthday parties and will be painting for a little girl this weekend.
The picture below is when I first started face painting and boy have I come a long way!

When I first started my gig, I was using tiny and thin brushes which take a long time to paint a design. They're not as big as most people like them and it is more work than needed.
After watching a few videos and some on field experience, I realized quickly that bigger brushes, simple strokes, and pretty colors make for nicer designs and are not as long to make.

Here I used a sponge of two different colors for the background and then just free-styled from there. Normally, if I had tried this in my early months of painting, I would've used a tiny brush and tried to thicken it as I went or went over repeatedly. 
I do thank God for teaching me and the feedback from friends, family, and haters, lol. But really, all of the feedback makes me think and rethink on how to improve and so that I can continue to strive for perfection. Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to subscribe!

Book your Face Painter for 2015!

This past year I kinda-sorta took a break. I was at a point where I didn't know if I wanted to continue face painting and took only a handful of jobs. 
After the break and much prayer, I decided to continue painting as I do love art work. Thank you for your patience as I was in the middle of...well, I'll let you know in a minute. 
Any how, I did paint a little throughout the past year.
I painted a few friend's faces like the "Day of the Dead" painting below.
 She's a beautiful model :)
I also painted for some family and friend's where I came up with my own version of an owl painting I saw online. It wasn't as complicated (at least for me) as the original one I tried painting at Border Town Days- earlier in the year. What do you all think of it?

 I love this Bat painting I did for Halloween. You can't see it too well because of the side view but can kind of in the reflection of the window.
This painting (below) was copied from an online picture and it came out beautiful. I sometimes get nervous painting a new design when I'm copying someone else's idea because I don't know if it will come out as well as theirs. Also, I will try to put the original source in my future posts so in case you're wondering where I get my inspirations from, you'll be in the know how. Plus, to give them (originator) their proper credit due. :)

I was being silly one night and wanted to paint myself...well, don't let it scare you too much...

As the title of the post says, I am taking bookings for this year. I did take a break as I was overwhelmed with the many changes that were happening in my life. I had to take time out to pray and seek direction from the Almighty God. I truly feel He led me to face painting as I never pictured myself doing so. Face painting was always a "That's a professional person's job" idea that I didn't myself as. 
Growing up, I was always asked when someone saw my drawings or other type of artwork, "Are you a professional artist?" I would look at that person with a "Are you crazy?" look and say I wasn't. To be honest, even till this day, I don't see myself as a professional but I do see myself as a talented individual.
So, I hope, with this God-given gift, I will be able to paint a wonderful memory for you and your family for many years to come. 
Thanks for stopping by and hope to hear from you soon!
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Face Painting "How to get started and market your business"

With school starting who has time to do anything except shop for school supplies and clothes!? Although, I'm sad that summer is ending (since I love to plant), I am looking forward to celebrating the holidays coming in the Fall!
I guess I'm a big kid at heart and don't plan on changing that. Ha ha.
I have a booking in September for Face Painting and just wanted to throw this out there but,
"Who would like to be a Face Painter?"
With my busy schedule, I haven't really pushed for more bookings, and they are out there, but just don't have the time. I have had to turn down some and pass them along to another painter. 
I don't mind sharing how I got started and more if you're interested.
Maybe I will work on a "How to Book" 
and just post it on this site for anyone (US & International future Face Painters to purchase).

Let me know what you think :)

Updated Information Below:
There is so much I want to share about how I got started but I will simplify it below.
  1. YouTube was my teacher. I couldn't afford a to go to a school for this as the nearest one was 3 hours away and heard it was over $1,000 to get taught. Even though I believe it would've been worth it I just didn't have the funds or transportation. So, I typed in "How to be a face painter" and tons of helpful videos came up.
  2. Bought first kit and booked an "unpaid gig" with friends. The only way you're going to get practice and your name out is diving into the pool! I always have to kick insecurity's butt and punch through to success, even if I stumble along the way. I practiced a few ugly strokes at home and then at the party, I painted some ok-for-a-beginner designs for my friend's child and her friends. Looking back I realize what great-gracious friends I have.
  3. Not even a month into this new business and I paid for a booth at a community event. Yikes! Yes, I was stinking nervous and probably had a panic attack but was determined to make myself  get more experience and my name out. I was still pretty broke and couldn't afford professional business cards but I bought a stack of index cards and with my computer, typed in my information and handed those out at the fair. I also started a blog (this one) to show paintings I had done and included the information on those cards.
  4. The calls started coming. As with any business a person must be (or sound like it) confident or you will lose your customer's trust. Know what answer to give and if you don't know, find the information (online, locally, etc) and write it down so you kind of have a script to follow. You also don't want to change your information from one person to the next. (Example: I charge $20 per hour...I charge $4 per face..and so on).  In case you're wondering this is what I like to ask before booking for birthday parties:

1. Where will the party be located and the time?
2. How many children are estimated to be there
(I have a pricing package that charges per number of people to be painted).
3. What age group will I mostly be painting?
(Toddlers are harder to paint so
think of fast and easy
designs to do at the party since they don't like to sit long).
4. Is there a theme?
(If you can't do the design they're
 asking for -even after trying- kindly
let them know and see what they will accept instead)
5. Payment arrangement:
 I usually get paid after my
services are done but you decide how you'd like to do this.
5. Getting your name out: to continue to get business you have to repeatedly get your name out into the public eye. After a while, I was able to purchase (self-made) business cards (using picmonkey.com and developing at Walmart), posters, and a banner. 
With my posters, I talked to some local businesses and asked if I could place my poster at the entrance of their building. Most of them were more than happy to do so. I also traded advertising with a few by placing their business ad on my blog (Some are still on here so if you're local check them out! There is a another business who accepts orders online!) 
6. Lastly, cold calling. Have you ever missed out on a great deal because you didn't know about it? Think of your business as a great deal that people want to know about. Seriously, parents really do like blessing their children with unique and fun birthday parties! Put on your best positive-thinking cap on, get a pen and paper (in case someone books you during the call) and start calling people to let them know you are accepting bookings. Here's a sample call:
"Hi Janice, this is Naomi. How are you doing..  The reason I'm calling is to let you know that I started a business of face painting. I am also booking up to 3 months, would you be interested in booking me? Then end the call with thanks for letting me share my new business with you. I am so excited about starting this and before we hang up, would you mind sharing my information with at least 3 people? I can text/email you my information and you can forward it to those who might be interested.

There are many more things you can do but I will end it with this. I hope this helps tremendously! :)