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    Monday, July 21, 2008

    Fake Tattoos for Fancy Dress

    We get a surprisingly large number of calls from people wanting to be a personality at Fancy Dress events and needing a tattoo to complete the image!

    I had one from a gentleman at the weekend wanting to be the Hit Man (Agent 47) for a Heroes and Villains party. This was the final result!
    Other fake tattoos I've done for Fancy Dress have included a collection of Mel C tattoos and Rhianna!
    Helen

    Monday, July 14, 2008

    And, she's done the double!!

    The results are in and Sharon's done the double!! She's Body Painter of the Month!!

    FANTASTIC!! Here are some pictures of her award winning design modelled by the lovely Rowena:






    Helen
    www.catswhiskers.biz

    Friday, July 11, 2008

    Woo Hoo! Sharon has won Face Painter of the Month!!

    Sharon has won the 'Spiderman with a twist' competition on the Convention Forum (http://www.facepaintchat.com/) along with Frantastic and has consequently won the title of Face Painter of the Month. Along with the title will be a show off spot on the website!

    WELL DONE SHARON!!

    Here is Sharon's winning design modelled by Nina.



    This stunning design is part of an amazing body paint that Sharon recently did. Here is the complete body painting:


    We're still waiting to hear if Sharon won the abstract body painting competition too with another amazing body painting! Fingers crossed!!

    Helen
    http://www.catswhiskers.biz/

    Wednesday, July 9, 2008

    Festivals, Funerals and Christenings

    I had a first at the weekend! I was booked to balloon model at a funeral!! Ironically, I was booked to face paint at a Christening the next day, so I experienced both ends of the spectrum.



    Actually, as parties go, this celebration of the life of a loved one lost to cancer was amazing! It really was a celebration of her life bringing together all the aspects of life that she loved. There was flamenco dancing & Scottish dancing, singing and an open mic to share stories of her adventures. Nobody was dressed in black and there were loads of family and friends there. She must have been an amazing person.



    The girls, meanwhile were at several other events in the area enjoying the Summer weather!! The team that went to Keynsham Music Festival on Sunday had a great time but were swamped under the gazebo when the heavens opened!!



    Here are some of Sharon's pictures from Keynsham.


















    Helen
    http://www.catswhiskers.biz/

    Sunday, July 6, 2008

    More Body Painting

    Finally a chance to put into practise all the information and training from Lynne Jamieson's (painting shirts) and Mark Reid's (painting jeans) Body Painting classes last year!!




    Again, this is just my photograph - I can't wait for the photographers proofs. :o)

    This took about three and a half hours, which only goes to show that understanding the process and deliberatly painting the shadows in as you go rather than adding them at the end can really speed up a body paint!

    I learnt so much from going to their classes, they are definately worth the money if you want to improve your body painting. Lynne (http://www.facemagic.com.au/) and Mark (http://www.markreidart.com/) have different styles and approaches but that enables you to take the elements that make sense to you and formulate your own approach. Lynne's understanding of light and how to capture it in paint is second to none and Mark's ability to simplify something down to its basic process to make you a more efficient painter is fantastic.

    If you get a chance - take a class!!

    Helen

    http://www.catswhiskers.biz/

    Wednesday, July 2, 2008

    Crazy weekend! Lots of fun face painting. :o)

    This weekend we were all out and about working hard doing a variety of events and bookings.

    I started with a pregnant tummy painting on Friday and then did several other jobs across the weekend including a private booking to do temporary tattoos for ladies going on holiday, glitter tattoos at a company fun day and balloon modelling at an exhibition. Other members of the team were also out at Fun Days, birthday parties and events.

    I've created a short video of images from the weekend to illustrate the variety of the work that we enjoy doing!!

    Helen
    http://www.catswhiskers.biz/

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