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    Thursday, September 22, 2011

    Our Clients Feedback - August 2011

    A few words from our customers in August:

    'The children & parents said how lovely helen was!  I was quite surprised that more people don't know about you.' ~L Bishop (Face Painting & Temp Tattoos)

    'Claudia was fab!' ~C Brewer (Face Painting & Balloon Modelling)

    'We were really pleased with the service we received from Claudia, as were other parents at the party.  Claudia has a very friendly & pleasant approach and was brilliant with the children.  We will definately book Cats Whiskers again - Thank you.' ~S Kemp (Face Painting, Temp Tattoos & Balloon Modelling)

    'Michelle was excellent and the chilren really enjoyed themselves.' ~L Lovell (Face Painting & Glitter Tattoos)

    'Claudia was lovely and worked really hard all afternoon with hardly a break. The kids loved her and everyone loved their new "artwork".' ~ Knightstone Housing Association (Face Painting)

    Best wishes
    Helen Eyre

    Face Painting at Party on the Hill

    Claudia from the Cats Whiskers team was captured by a press photographer whilst face painting at the Party on the Hill, St Micheal's Hill, Bristol this year.  We've been painting at this event for six years and it is always a really fun event with a fantastic atmosphere and great music.

    Best wishes

    Tom Cruise enjoys a bit of face painting

    I'm not sure which magazine this came from, but one of the Cats Whiskers team brought this clipping along at our last training night.  It's great to see Tom enjoying a spot of face painting!

    Best wishes

    Friday, July 15, 2011

    Face Painting at Keynsham Music Festival

    This morning I received a page from the Evening Post in the mail.  I'm assuming one of the team has posted it as it came with no note!!  Anyhow, it's the article from the Evening Post on 4th July all about the success of the Keynsham Music Festival and shows Louise from the Cats Whiskers Face Painting team with a rather smart Spiderman! :)

    Best wishes

    Monday, June 20, 2011

    Sharon's face painting moment of fame on the BBC Check out this link from the BBC website about last years Harbourside Festival and see if you can spot Sharon face painting. :)


    Monday, June 13, 2011

    Snazaroo Face Painting Sticks

    Snazaroo have recently launched their face painting sticks, aimed at Mum's and children who want to have a go at face painting for fun.  The sticks are used dry without adding water so are safe for the children to use without creating a mess - and they wash of easily.  Just like all of Snazaroo's products.

    Last August I worked with the team at Snazaroo to develop a series of designs that could be created using the sticks and here are a few:

    For more information about the sticks go to:
    and for the full range of design guides that I helped create, go to: 

    Best wishes

    Thursday, June 9, 2011

    Like our Cats Whiskers Face Painting Facebook Page

    It's getting to be an interesting challenge to keep all of the various social media bits and bobs that we play with updated regularly.  They are all supposed to be interlinked - but you know how amazing modern technology is......?  Well, actually it's probably the human element that is the issue. :)

    Anyhow, Facebook is on my phone so it's just easier to update with the little bits of information about our day to day excitement.  So if you want to, click on the like button at and you'll get to hear about all of our exciting adventures on your facebook news feed.

    Best wishes

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    Face Painting Training Workshop for Beginners in May

    Cat Whiskers will be holding a Face Painting Training Workshop for Beginners open to all on Sunday 15th May from 10am - 4pm in Downend, Bristol.  Cost is £75 incuding a light lunch.

    The course will go through face painting techniques, health & safety and several designs will be taught step by step.

    For more information or to book a place on the workshop, please contact Sharon on either 0117 370 6147 or

    Best wishes

    Saturday, April 9, 2011

    Pregnant Tummy Painting for Easter

    Today I joined Karen and Lindsay and all the other attendees & pregnant Mums at the Portishead Pregnant Tummy painting jam.  This was my Easter/Spring inspired design.

    Best wishes


    Wednesday, March 30, 2011

    Our Face Painting designs are in the Chuggington Summer Annual!

    The Chuggington Summer Annual was released today and now I can finally tell you all that our face painting designs for this popular CBBC programme are included on pages 124 & 125!

    This project was an interesting one, with the challenge of meeting the design brief for the Chuggington Trainees - Koko, Wilson and Brewster, using only the colours blue, red, yellow and green. 

    Here are the final designs from the Annual:

    All photography was done at the studios of our friends Blueskies Photography. (

    Best wishes
    Helen Eyre

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011

    Balloon Modelling for Easter

    Last night was our teams balloon modelling training night and we were looking at designs for Easter.  Along with the ever popular Rabbit we tried out a few new ideas.  Len produced a really great Easter Basket that could double as a hat:
    And we discovered a design for some really lovely lambs:

    I can't wait to try these out in public - they're SO cute!!

    Best wishes

    Thursday, March 24, 2011

    First Henna designs of 2011

    Yesterday the gorgeous smell of Henna was wafting through my house whilst I created Henna cones in preparation for an event at the weekend.  Obviously, it's always wise to check the potency of each Henna batch so I made up a small tester cone and Sharon and I had a little play!

    Best wishes

    Monday, March 21, 2011

    Face Painting at Croydon House Community Event

    In February, Becky from the Cats Whiskers team took part in a community painting event at Croydon House, Bristol.

    Here are some pictures from the event along with words of thanks from Mark Kelleher, Customer and Community Officer.

    "I would like to say thanks to everybody that came to Croydon House yesterday to help out with our Fun Painting Day.
    The day went as well as planned with the children painting on the pre made boards (and the walls, thanks Kath) and the Face Painter from Cats Whiskers managing to keep up with the constant demands from roughly 30-40 children."

    Best wishes

    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    Face Painted British Flags - Step by steps

    In February I worked with Snazaroo, the UK face paint manufacturer, to create some step by steps and photographic images for British flags. 

    Some of these images are now being used on

    To follow the step by step for a full face Union Jack have a look at this link:

    To follow the step by step for a cheek art Union Jack design have a look at my beautiful daughter at this link:

    For the Scottish Flag or Saltire:

    Here's the step by step for the St George flag:
    Create the outline for the flag using a fine brush and white paint.


    Fill in the white sections of the flag using a flat brush.


    Complete the flag by filling in the cross with red paint.

    Best wishes

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011

    Recruiting for Face Painting staff

    The Cats Whiskers are looking to recruit more face painting staff.  If you think you have what it takes to become a professional face painter, why not take a look at our website and in particular the Opportunities section which has more details of the requirements for the job:

    We look forward to hearing from you.
    Best wishes

    Monday, February 7, 2011

    Happy New Year & Cats Whiskers Face Painting training day.

    Yes, I know we are already well into February so this is a little bit late - but in my defence we've had a really busy January! :)

    We've been involved with several interesting and exciting face painting and body art projects, all of which will be revealed at a later date!  It's very frustrating to keep it a secret but as soon as our hard work is in the public domain, I will certainly upload it for all to see!!

    So, for now let me tell you all about our Cats Whiskers Face Painting team training day that we took part in yesterday.  We have some fantastic new face painting designs being added into the design books for the new face painting season and had fun learning them all yesterday.
    This face painting design is our Sweet Heart Mask - all ready for Valentines Day!

    We were also playing with our cheek art offerings for our younger clients and came up with a range of designs for Peppa Pig and Dora the Explorer fans.

    Another huge event to hit the Cats Whiskers face painting calendar this year will of course be the Royal Wedding!  So here are a few new designs for the patriotic amongst us.

    All the best