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Mandala inspired body art

Having spent the last couple of months painting mandalas on vinyl records, I’ve been inspired to introduce this style into my face painting doodles. I tend to paint my arms and legs when I’m at an event and it’s reeeeeally quiet! Here’s an arm and a leg I painted recently.

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I used the same colour combination on both designs as I just love this contrast! (Need to try with a different combo next time!) These are homemade one strokes with all TAG colours except Cameleon Bollywood pink.

Black, Purple, Bollywood pink, White and Teal, Light Green, White

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Teaching my very first face painting workshop!!

Last month I taught my first ever workshop. I was invited to be 1 of 2 tutors at Face Paint BOOTCAMP – an incredible, intensive one day training session in Belfast, Northern Ireland, organised by Stacey Kilpatrick of S.A.K. Designs. 30 participants were divided into 2 groups for two back-to-back 3 hour workshops (with a lovely leisurely lunch in between!) It was an absolute honour and privilege to be ‘billed’ alongside the phenomenal Teresa Mullin.

Leading up to the workshop I was so so nervous! I’d never taught before and always dismissed it as something beyond my capabilities. Every time I thought about it I felt sick with nerves, terrified I’d be no good! BUT somehow I managed to ignore those voices of crippling self-doubt and I DID IT and I loved it!! The feedback given afterwards was amazing and unbelievably heart-warming (see below photos), proving that my nerves were totally unfounded. I couldn’t have hoped for a more wonderful, positive first experience of teaching 😀 

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Me doing a demo in my fab “Lollipop” t-shirt provided by BOOTCAMP organiser Stacey Kilpatrick

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Sugar skull completed

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Another demo – one stroke arm butterfly

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My wonderful first class!

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A satisfied customer!

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Demo on a ‘FAB wipeable board’

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Action shot – painting fuchsias

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Participants in action!

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Another demo – one stroke butterfly transferred to a beautiful, happy face!

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Participants experimenting with new techniquess

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Happiness!

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Experimenting with new techniques

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Diligent participant working on her break!

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Action shot

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Hard at work

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Such joy!! 🙂

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Another one stroke butterfly on a willing participant!

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Another demo – calla lilies on each participant

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Demo on ‘FAB wipeable board’

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Completed one stroke sugar skull – would’ve loved to do more detail but time was limited!

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Sugar skull hard at work

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Such a lovely happy audience!

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Action shot!

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The only boy! and 29 women!

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Me, Teresa Mullin & Thomas 🙂

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So much colour!

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One stroke arm butterflies

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Happy happy faces

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16 students hard at work! One cheeky chappy spotted the camera 🙂

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Amazing arm painting

“We ABSOLUTELY LOVED having u teach us!!!!! It was soooo lovely to meet you and I learned soooooooo much from you!!! Looking forward to seeing you teach more now you’ve got the bug hehe and seeing your Livi Lollipop influence spreading far & wide  – Joanne Wilson

“Aw Livi Lollipop, you never should have doubted yourself. Your class was excellent & I’ve used your genius concept of using different cakes in one design last weekend & it was a huge hit😉 Sign me up for the next one🤗x” – Anita Kinsella

“❤💛💚💙💜Livi Lollipop you were such a pleasure to have on board. You are an absolute sweetheart and this adds to your incredible talents and your style of teaching was wonderful! I’ve said before but will say again we were so honoured you chose to debut with us and know this will be the start of mega things for you! Xxx 💛💚💙💜” – Stacey Kilpatrick

“We loved u hon! Onwards and upwards!” – Krystle Boyd

“You were fab, I really enjoyed it, and came away inspired!” – Kathryn Craig

“It was incredible! Your a great teacher you took your time and explained things really well! Plus I love all the colours you use!!! Go you ” – Nicola Cunningham

“You were great, was so lovely to meet you, looking forward your next workshop over here! :)” – Jo Maher

“You were so great! … you made the class very enjoyable! 😊 You rocked it! You showed us new techniques and had a great time with you, such a lovely person 😃 Looking forward to crossing paths with you again 😊” – Thomas Bartley

“You did a fab job Livi! Was lovely to meet you & hopefully we’ll meet again somewhere along the way xx” – Lynne Hannah

“You were amazing and made me feel in my comfort zone. i was so worried it was going to go over my head and i’d be getting lost thinking it was impossible, but i didn’t.” – Cheryl Johnson

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ONE STROKE for ONE MONTH – Days 22-27

Almost there!!………………

❤ Day 22 ❤

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❤ Day 23 ❤

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One stroke step-by-step dragon

❤ Day 24 ❤

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❤ Day 25 ❤

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❤ Day 26 ❤

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‘On the job’ Halloween client – she wanted a rainbow skull and I loved the idea!!

❤ Day 27 ❤

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‘On the job’ – cutie pie sugar skull 🙂

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ONE STROKE for ONE MONTH – Days 17-21

The next installment in my painting ‘one stroke for one month’ challenge! Some of these were painted in my own time at home, some were painted ‘on the job’.

❤ Day 17 ❤

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On the job one stroke butterfly

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On the job one stroke butterfly

❤ Day 18 ❤

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On the job face painting & body art

❤ Day 19 ❤

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Self-paint -playing with colour

❤ Day 20 ❤

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One stroke roses – another nemesis of mine! Slowly getting there!! Practice practice practice!

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❤ Day 21 ❤

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Autumn fairy – inspired by my favourite season 🙂

 

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ONE STROKE for ONE MONTH – Days 13-16

Continuing my personal challenge of one stroke for one month, which has now become a very elastic month! *See previous posts for explaining what “one stroke” is 🙂

❤ Day 13 ❤

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Three different flowers – close-ups below

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❤ Day 14 ❤

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Step-by-step of a leg butterfly, and then transferring it to my face

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❤ Day 15 ❤

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ONE STROKE for ONE MONTH – Days 7-12

Every day for a month I planned to paint a new design using “one stroke” technique. One stroke involves the use of “stripey” paints (see some of the images below and previous post). With a 3/4″ flat brush it is possible to pick up multiple colours at once, and with one motion create an effortless blending effect. Here are days 7-12.

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⚡ Bowie Bride ⚡

Last weekend I had literally one of the best jobs ever! I got to paint this leg art on a Bowie bride in London, combining classic “Heroes” artwork with modern “Blackstar”glamour. So grateful for creative brides! Thank you Tash for having me paint this as part of your super special day ❤ ❤

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Love this shot of the dancing bride!! From gold stilettos to comfy trainers ❤

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