This morning I was asked to face paint a bunch of kids at the Echoplex for a music event they were having. Kutmah couldn't swing the early call time and bailed, so I had to wake up Viv and beg her to help me out. To be honest, I've never painted someone's face before, so I make a preliminary chart of the things I thought I could do successfully.
By the time I arrived I realized that this event wasn't for 8 year olds, this was for the lil lil lil tinies. We are talking sweet 2-5 year olds. My brushes were bigger than their features! I had to improvise a little- as kiddies this age move fast and speak soft if at all.
The chart, although ambitious, was not always effective. Like when one little girl came up and said, "I would like a sleeping moon on a puffy cloud with a sleeping cap on his head."
Um- yeah that's not on the chart. So I said "Anything else?" She swiftly replied "a sunshine on this hand"
I had a lot of boys request the rainbow on the cheek. Not on the chart as well. Then of course there was the girl who requested a trail of ANTS. That was a tough one.
By the way, the music show is a new gig at the Echoplex- where kids are entertained by bands and tables of crayons. Did I mention that the parents were into their bloody marys?
the above kid was wearing a rad puffy muscle Spider man suit while eating a small sandwich with the crusts cut off here's Viv's first Butterfly girl my first lightning bolt eye! this little darling below is my friend Jen's daughter HARLOW. She had that name before Nicole Ritchie's baby. the touching of the face was a common blunder at the event this little princess asked Viv to make her look like Snow White. here was my ANT girl with her family This cute kid had the coolest plaid pants, he wanted to be a blue dog
Viv had this little girl with striped rainbow tights this little girl walked up at the very end and buried her little fingers into piles of loose glitter and then looked at them like they were magic If kids are in your future, this is what you can expect your tables to look like... here's the original flyer for the event, I recommend parents look for future shows- it was a good time for all