05/17/2004: "Facepainting 101"
Over the weekend I also practiced facepainting. One of the women who was at the party Sat. night works for ORCA, a program for develpmentally disabled youths and adults. She said they would be really excited to have a facepainter come to their next party. She said she'll get ahold of me and let me know when that will be. In the meantime, I'll practice on myself and my friends. The painting part was easier than I thought, the paints from snazaroo are excellent (thanks again Kira) and don't feel at all like the kinds of make-up I've used in the past for halloween that was all itchy and nasty. I just need to time myself and see how fast I can get at it.
Below is my first attempt, it was hard to paint the left side of my face so I think it will be even easier to paint a different person. I took this with my little blink so it's cropped funny plus there's a shadow from the way I'm holding the camera so you can't see it that well, but my friend who came over said it looked great and that I should paint my face for my opening.
The public television/radio station had its annual auction over the weekend and I was thinking that by next year if I'm good enough I could volunteer my services for them to auction off, for kids parties. Anyway, it's a lot of fun and even though kids stress me out, I think I'm going to enjoy doing this a lot.