Gonna be making some changes to our services. We will have to discontinue face painting for private events and only do them for festivals. Usually my fiance Ruben is the one to do face painting while I draw caricatures at the same time at birthday parties. Lately his day time work schedule has been so unpredictable that it has been difficult to schedule him for any face paint parties. Sometimes I would even try asking one of my friends to fill in on face painting but everyone is so busy with their usual jobs and having kids. Ruben has done face painting with me at art festivals and carnivals and those seems to be the only time it's really worth it, because it's hard to do those on my own. I would always need another artist with me to help set up or cover me when ever I have to leave the booth, and it's more fun to be at a festival with someone else because those days could go really long up to 10 hours of drawing a day. I will let you all know when I have a festival coming up.
So now I am just going to focus on myself and caricatures. I could do both face painting and caricatures but I figured it would be best for me to focus on one craft and get really good at that one thing. I have been practicing caricatures in all kinds of forms and drawing in my sketchbook, phone, and tablet all the time. I will be drawing people I see in public, pet caricatures, celebrities, web comics, and maybe even painting? Who knows the possibilities are endless and one of my passions has always been caricatures and I really want to excel on that.
If you really want to hire a face painting through me, it still doesn't hurt to ask. I could ask one of my friends or Ruben if they can face paint with me. Ruben really does enjoy face painting when ever he is actually available. I know some really great professional face painters and their rates are on the higher end, I also know some beginners level face painters. The only way I could let you know for sure if someone is available is about a week ahead of time- because most job schedules are created every two weeks. I know that is an inconvenient time for most party planners but I am sorry, it's just the way things are. I can only speak for myself now and I will try to be available most weekends. Sometimes life gets busy and people need to have more than one job, take care of their kids, or just make time for themselves. Times are rough, everyone is busy and there is so little time for everything. :/
On a positive note, I adopted a new Boston terrier puppy! I held him when he was a week old. He was the chunkiest from the litter and the only brown one, so I called him a coco puff. He's growing so fast and still likes to sleep on his back! He has also been an inspiration for my drawings and keeps me warm for daily cuddles.