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❤ Rainbows Galore! ❤

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.

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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

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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.

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Can’t wait to create some new face painting designs for my next face painting training session, coming up really soon! Bye for now,livi signature

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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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Hard at work

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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 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 1-6

Next month I am teaching my very first workshop – in Northern Ireland! In preparation I am creating different one stroke designs every day – practising my technique and rediscovering the endless possibilities one can create with one strokes! I simply adore this method of painting, with its mouthwatering array of colour combinations, and the effortless blending effect achieved with one stroke of the brush ❤ Here’s to the next 24/25 days!!

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Tangerine Dream

I’ve been experimenting recently with lots more arm painting, trying to vary my techniques and colour palette. Here’s my favourite so far – presented as a mirror image.

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¸✶*✫ Caterpillar to Butterfly¸.✶¨*✶

So super excited about this project!! ❤❤❤

Instead of just one belly painting at the end of the pregnancy, I will be doing a series of paintings throughout the pregnancy, documenting the ever-increasing bump ❤ My stunning model is the most sunny, wonderful lady and I’m so grateful to have met her and be working with her! We chose to paint the progression of a caterpillar via the chrysalis into a butterfly, which lends itself perfectly to this concept. Here are the first photos of Alison at 18 weeks ❤❤❤

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***THIS IS NOW AVAILABLE in Leicester or London. Email livilollipopfairy@gmail.com to discuss ideas and prices ❤❤❤

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