Thursday, December 15, 2011

Moms, are you looking for face painting ideas?

Over the years, many people have asked what kind of face paints we use. Are they safe for children? Of course they are! We purchase only the best, non-toxic, water-based paints. We use brands such as, Paradise, Snazaroo, Wolfe Brothers, and Mehron. We know that it is also important to buy quality brushes and sponges, and clean them frequently. In all of my years of face painting, I feel very fortunate to never have had a complaint of allergy or any other related issue. When Silly Sally's does face painting, we like to paint a lot of pictures that challenge our creativity. We often use books showing designs from world-renowned face painters as inspiration.

Having taken many classes, our skills have become pretty impressive. From fantastic lions and cats to beautiful butterflies and princesses, the intricate detail makes each individual face a work of art. The result may look like something you would see in a beautiful painting, but you would be amazed how quickly we can paint twenty-five, smiling faces. However, we never compromise quality for quantity. In most cases, cheek art can be painted in just one minute. For fancier designs, it may take two to three minutes per face. We have a really great rainbow palette and with the use of a sponge, we are able to create a cool array of colors with only one stroke.

Face painting is not just for children. Typically, moms will request their faces to be painted as well. At a recent party, I painted an array of flowers over a mom's eye to match her dress. Just last weekend, I painted a favorite football symbol on the top of a bald daddy's head. Even at the police department's holiday party, several officers got their faces painted. If you are interested in learning more about face painting, you may contact us for a private tutorial. You may also contact us for some product information. We offer insturctions for both parents and children through Silly University.

'Tis the Season to be Silly!

Silly Sally's performed for at-risk children at the Friar's Club. They were invited to party for the holiday season. Santa Claus and our whole silly team were there sharing smiles and laughter. We made balloon designs and hats in the shapes of Christmas trees, candy canes, snowmen, and reindeer. It sure is fun to bring good cheer to all those little children. If you know any children in need during this holiday season, please do not hesitate to call us to create some holiday magic.