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    Friday, March 26, 2010

    Get into Biz TV interview with Cats Whiskers Face Painting

    Here is a clip from an interview I took part in with Richard from Get into Biz TV ( at Leigh Court which was organised by Carol from Coaching 4 Results ( The aim was to provide interesting busniess tips to other businesses and to share your busniess story - very tricky in a minute and a half!!

    It was a really interesting event - although I may have to stick to radio from here on in ;o)


    Thursday, March 18, 2010

    FACE Conference - Monster Award

    Last weekend the FACE (Face Painting Association) Conference was held in Dawlish, Devon. The conference starts with the associations AGM and then involves the members in many demos, business seminars and competitions.

    On the Friday evening after dinner we have a quiz and play face painting games and I also got to paint my friend and fellow entertainer, Dave Hickory.
    Dave had spent most of the day creating a stunning Balloon Portcullis.

    I was asked to do a demo on Clown's and Jesters - to keep with the weekends theme of the Medieval.

    I came second in the Monster Competition which was sponsored by Dauphines of Bristol and received an engraved plate, a certificate and a voucher to go shopping! :)
    Thanks for Sam from Charles Fox who was my lovely model!

    On the Saturday evening we had a Medieval Gala with amazing entertainment and everyone in costume. Here I am in my Medieval Gown and I also painted Adrian from Snazaroo as an Evil Jester!

    On Sunday we painted most of the children who came to the hotel for Mothers Day lunch. This young lady challenged me to paint a goth style face that matched her black, white and teal outfit so we settled for a skelebat design which she was really pleased with.

    All in all a fantastic weekend with lots of new ideas shared!


    Please vote in the 'Whats on 4 Little Ones 2010' Awards

    Cats Whiskers Face Painting have been nominated in the Best Children's Party Entertainment category by at least five of our customers for the What's on 4 Little Ones 2010 Awards and we have now progressed to be included in the voting stage.

    So we need your help!! Please take the time to go to , scroll down to the Best Children's Party Entertainment category and place your vote before the deadline, which is 30th April.

    The award programme, which is supported by Prima Baby & Pregnancy magazine, is now in its fourth year and celebrates the best activities across the UK, as nominated and voted for by parents.
    Thanks for nominating us!

    Tuesday, March 9, 2010

    New staff, new qualifications and a birthday!

    It's been a while since I've posted - but that doesn't mean that things haven't been busy! Far from it. February is always a hectic month as it's my birthday month. This year I was 40 - eeek! But we celebrated with a fantastic family skiing holiday in La Tania (

    Sharon did a wonderful job - as always - of keeping everything running smoothly whilst also completing the final section of her NVQ3 in Business Administration. We're now awaiting the verifier to check over her work and award her the qualification!

    We have taken on four new team members and are currently in the process of training them to the Cats Whiskers standard before we launch them into the real face paining world of parties and events. So far their work is absolutely excellent and we are sure they will all be a fantastic addition to our team.

    Bookings are pouring in for the next few months and this year promises to be our busiest yet!

    This week we are looking forward to the Cats Whiskers team training night. We're also awaiting the launch of the next issue of Illusion Magazine ( and at the weekend I will be teaching at the FACE (Face Painting Association) Conference in Dawlish, Devon.

    Busy, busy, busy!! :)