I’m definitely more comfortable with pretty, frilly, flowery girly designs so always feel a little fear when a boy sits down requesting typical boys face paint ideas. Always looking to improve my superheroes, I’m still trying to develop my designs to ones I’m content and comfortable with. Copying characters however, is something I’m ok at so enjoyed doing this Pokemon/ Pikachu design recently, at a sweaty party on the hottest day of the year so far! This is a simplified version of Olga Murasev’s original design.
My on-the-job tigers are always a challenge, as I’ve been so focused on immaculate line work that I sometimes forget about flow. When in doubt, always look to Mark Reid for tiger inspiration! Painted this absolutely adorable little tiger at the same party and he and I were both super happy with the result!
I’m also always a little terrified when boys request a character I’ve never heard of and then produce their tiny little arm for me to replicate it on! So I was pretty pleased by my efforts today with “Ultra Sonic” on this kids arm. He bloody loved it! Wish I’d got a closer picture although this photo of the two brothers taken by their mum is just awesome!
Whilst I’m still editing photos from my first mandala to create my first slideshow/ video (exciting!) here is my second mandala vinyl, completed and in progress.
Hand-drawn/ hand-painted mandala 12″ vinyl record art. All totally free hand.
With the mandala painting I decided to experiment with one of my favourite colour palettes, even though it’s very different from my super bright garish colours! – delicious teal, mustard, and what I call “Berlin green”, as when I lived in Berlin this shade of green was EVERYWHERE!! The exact shades were really difficult to capture on camera as the real version is more vibrant than this. Here is the completed mandala:
I draw the mandala totally free-hand with a light pencil and then paint it from the centre outwards. It’s a super relaxing process and I love watching it unfold into a kaleidoscopic pattern of delicious colour! A meditative and creative practise all in one ❤
I love photographing each stage and seeing it develop.
My mandala vinyl record art is available to buy! Each vinyl is a truly original piece of art and will never be replicated! Prints will be available very soon on 12″ x 12″ paper.
These mandala vinyl records are the perfect adornments for home bedrooms, yoga studios, yoga retreats, reiki rooms, bohemian cafes and so much more! If you’d like to buy some mandala vinyl record art please get in touch! Or if you’d like to stock my mandala vinyl record art in your quirky, bohemian shop, please let me know!
Last week on a very very wet day in Whetstone, Leicester I painted at a big bank holiday pub event, alongside magicians, animals, bouncy castles and live music! The relentless rain did not deter the crowds and I was non-stop for 5 hrs, one of the busiest face painting events I’ve ever done! I managed to take a couple of photographs before it got manic, and I was sent the photos of me painting and me with the little rainbow girl by her lovely mum!
Face painting in progress! After applying the rainbow base I work around the driest areas first with white tear drops, creating a butterfly shape.
Voila! The finished face and a happy customer 🙂
Below are 2 more little cuties – a butterfly using TAG unicorn colour combo, and an Elsa-inspired design – both using one stroke. I just love these colours and their smiles!
❤ Latest pregnancy bump painting ❤
Available in Leicester and in London – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
If you’re pregnant in London or Leicester and would like to celebrate your pregnancy bump in a truly unique and creative way, please get in touch Or if you have a pregnant friend, why not treat her to a super special pamper day with a twist!
I work with each individual client to create something unique for them. This lovely lady wanted a globe, flowers, rainbow and stars so this is what we came up with!
Just to prove I do paint boys too, here’s the birthday boy from yesterday’s party in Leicester! Absolutely loved face painting this little hulk at his 5th birthday party – such a cutie! Love his little upsidedown badge. Love his little shirt. And I love that you can’t see his neck in the photo so it kind of looks like he’s wearing a mask/ his face is super-imposed! ❤
And here’s me face painting the birthday boy!
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Recently, whilst on a yoga retreat just outside Toulouse I discovered the art of drawing mandalas and immediately fell in love. Often struggling to stay present I discovered that this practise helps me shut out both inside and outside noise. It seems to create order amidst chaos and transforms frustration into relaxation. Each seemingly random shape and loop I draw comes together into an ordered, kaleidoscopic symmetry. Of all the things I’ve tried to quiet my mind this is definitely my new favourite.
The mandalas started as black and white doodles in my notebook with a biro and plain paper. It wasn’t until the end of my retreat that it occurred to me I could paint multi-coloured versions on 12″ vinyl records! So here is the very first one ❤
Throughout the process of painting the mandala I photographed every single step, with the intention of making my very first time lapse/ slide show of my work in progress. I’m currently in the photo-editing phase, but the mandala video should be ready very soon! Here are a few of the photos I took showing the process.
The mandala was hand-drawn and hand-painted on a 12″ vinyl record, completely from scratch. No rulers or other measuring devices, so I’m hoping the slight asymmetry is charming!
All the colours – teal, fuchsia and red – as well as the white embellishments and a black outline were all completed with my favourite ever, now discontinued (!) brush – Loew cornell Flora 0.
This piece of vinyl record art is indeed for sale! And giclee prints are coming very soon. I’m currently finishing off my second mandala vinyl (pics very soon!!) and excited to start my third.
These mandala vinyl records are the perfect adornments for home bedrooms, yoga studios, yoga retreats, bohemian cafes and so much more! If you’d like to buy some mandala vinyl record art please get in touch! Or if you’d like to stock my mandala vinyl record art in your quirky, bohemian shop, please let me know!
This Pokeman/ Pikachu bump painting was probably one of my favourite baby bumps yet! The design was inspired by baby’s big sis, who chose Pokemon and Evie as the characters, and “all the colours” as the super bright rainbow background!
These awesome art-in-progress shots were taken of me by my lovely client as I was painting her pregnant belly! I’m just loving capturing all my art at the moment at each stage of its creation, so I was thrilled to receive these photos.
This beautiful little cheeky monkey brought her Pikachu onesie for the maternity photoshoot and I just adored how it brought the painting to life! These photos are a beautiful, unique way to create a special bond between existing siblings and their soon-to-be-born little brothers or sisters!
Already can’t wait til the next one!
Another day at the ‘office’ for me! Getting ready for another face painting teaching session in Leicester I restocked my homemade one strokes and rainbow cakes.
Absolutely adore this colour combo:
Cameleon Bollywood pink (my absolute favourite colour!), TAG magenta, Cameleon banana yellow, TAG lime green, FAB deep ocean, DFX essential blue
And once the paints are made up, this is what can be done! The possibilities are endless – rainbow butterflies, one stroke rainbows, rainbow fairies and more! Embellishing/ texturing designs with stencils makes them look extra special. This star stencil is made by BAM.
Can’t wait to create some new face painting designs for my next face painting training session, coming up really soon! Bye for now,
❤My latest pregnancy bump painting ❤
Loved painting this mummy and baby giraffe from a side angle – made a really lovely change from face-on bump painting and definitely something I’d love to paint more of!
Belly art is a beautiful way to celebrate your baby bump! It is truly unique and personal to you, making your maternity shoot a story within a story ❤ I can paint pretty much anything you like, so let your imagination run wild and get creative! Perfect as a gift to yourself, or as a gift for a baby shower/ girlfriend or wife. Please get in touch with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Absolutely loving getting creative and planning designs on these boards! Playing with different colour combos and mixing up my butterflies.