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    Friday, February 20, 2009

    Fairy Pregnant Tummy Painting

    I was invited to a baby shower this evening to paint a pregant tummy for a lovely lady by the name of Sarah.

    We'd discussed designs in advance and her request was for a fairy tale theme of a baby with small wings curled up on a toadstool and some ivy-type leaves framing the main art with some purple and white 'whimsical' flowers.

    Here is how it turned out. Thank you to Sarah for being a fabulous model and to Zachary for being so active! LOL! :)

    Thursday, February 19, 2009

    Blood and Gore workshop

    Today I did a wounds & casualty make up workshop at the Merlin Theatre in Frome for a group of 8 - 14 year olds. They were a lovely group and we had a lot of fun as you can see from the pictures!
    This young lady really went for it! And the fantastic story she came up with to explain her range of wounds and injuries kept us all entertained.

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009

    The website has been updated

    I've spent the day tweaking the website and I've just uploaded a new version.

    There are some new pictures - mainly on the front pages - and a couple of articles, one is a review of my private training workshop and the other shows publicity generated by our body painting for Cancer Research UK.

    We have a whole page dedicated to Glitter Tattoos now and hope it will help boost their popularity because they are a lot of fun and look amazing.

    Also, I've added the Baby Kicks - pregnant tummy art - page to the main menu so it is more easily accessible.

    I've also taken away the separate page for our clients comments and added an appropriate comment onto the individual services pages. Remember that if you want to add any comments about Cats Whiskers and our services they can be added on this blog and also on our Facebook group, the link to which can now be found on the Memberships and Associations page of the website.

    I hope you like the changes! Let me know if you spot any spelling mistakes or horrific grammar. LOL!


    Monday, February 9, 2009

    Pictures from the weekend at the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke

    The Cats Whiskers team enjoyed face painting at the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke at the weekend, despite the weather!!

    Here are a couple of pictures that were taken by Sharon.


    Wednesday, February 4, 2009

    Traditional Party Games - Stuck in the mud.

    This one is fantastic if you need a few minutes to organise something as it doesn't need a lot of supervising!!

    All you need is a group of children and a reasonably large space!!

    Depending upon the number of children you have, choose either one or two people to be "IT". Then let them all run!!

    When a child is taged by the person on it they have to stand still with their arms out and their legs apart - like a star jump position. One of the children who is still free must crawl between their legs to release them.

    It's that simple but it can keep them happy for quite a while. Changing who is "IT" every few minutes will keep the interest level going.

    Give it a go!


    Monday, February 2, 2009

    Go Wildcats!!

    My daughter is a little crazy about High School Musical!! So for her latest birthday we had a High School Musical party - obviously with face painting!!

    This is Sharon's fantastic Wildcats face painting design, which was so popular with all the girls that we're planning on adding it to our design portfolio!
    Go Wildcats!

    Traditional Party Games - The chocolate game

    Have you tried the chocolate game??

    You will need: dice, a big bar of chocolate, a tray to put it on, a knife and fork, a large woolly hat, gloves and a scarf.

    How to play:
    Get the children to sit in a circle and put everything in the centre except the dice. (If you are feeling generous, you can unwrap the chocolate!)

    Each child takes it in turn to throw the dice. If they get a double six, they run into the middle and put on the hat, scarf and gloves then using the knife and fork have to cut up the chocolate bar into squares. Once it is in squares they can eat it.

    Meanwhile the dice has been continuing around the circle and as soon as someone else gets a double six the person in the middle has to stop & remove the hat,gloves & scarf and then the next child takes over.

    You can make it easier by changing it to any double gets into the centre or you can make it simpler still by using only one dice (technically a die) and saying that anyone rolling a six gets into the middle.

    My Mum used to freeze the chocolate bar before the party to make it really difficult to cut. LOL! Obviously it's much more entertaining if the hat, gloves and scarf are an adults and therefore much to big for the children!

    Have fun.