11 February 2017
After taking summer break Face Paint Magic is ready to rock in 2017 with even better and bigger face painting than before!
To kick start this year I attended a professional development course to make sure I am in tune with all the current trends and products. Managed to learn a new thing or two as well (BONUS)!
But the best thing was having a jam with like-minded face painters. Above is a picture of another face painter face painting me and it feels amazing to be the one in the chair getting 'pampered'.
25 September 2016
SKIP Positive Parenting - Single Mums is an absolutely incredible initiative that is kept afloat by a handful of warm-hearted selfless ladies.
I went along to one of the monthly meeting to keep kids entertained with face painting while mums can socialise and learn new things.
If you are a single mum or not, consider coming to Auckland Women's Centre to meet and connect with other mums. It is a wonderfulfeeling that many of us lost - connecting with the community.
30 August 2016
Another awesome event at Ronald McDonald house and I'm there too to add some value and to put smiles on kids' faces.
I had a particularly appreciative little customers who also enjoyed posing for pictures with Chewbacca (see proof below)! Absolutely heart melting moments!
30 June 2016
It's fun to put a teaching hat on from time to time! I have been invited to do a face painting workshop for Girl Guides. We started with some basic line work and in no time girls were practising pretty swirls and butterflies on each other.
Girls showed so much talent and I had 'proud teacher' moments left right and centre!
If you have a daughter aged 7-14, face painting workshop can be a great way to provide entertainment for a birthday party. Show me a girl who wouldn't want to learn some face painting!
11 June 2016
Some of you may know that I am originally from Russia, so it was only natural for Face Paint Magic to be a part of Russian Days in Auckland. It is a very new event and whole idea is to showcase Russian culture in a similar style (but smaller scale) to Diwali or Chinese Lantern Festival.
With Russian cultural performances all day long and stalls with Russian cakes, pastries, teas and souveniers, every visitor surely found something to enjoy.
And, as always, little kids were treated to some face paint from Face Paint Magic! You can find more photos from the event on Face Paint Magic's facebook page.
Come along next year, it is a great way to broaden your horizons and learn about different culture!
30 May 2016
Today was a very special day for me. Ronald McDonald House, together with the energetic girls and boys from the Youth Board organised an epic Disney Party for kids, and Face Paint Magic was honoured to be a part of it.
Kids were happily running around with Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears on, doing treasure hunt, face painting, colouring in, balloons and a pinata for a grande finale!
Apparently some of the kids were still rocking their face paint the next day (not good on the bed sheets!).
It was also great to see the team from Air New Zealand cooking up a storm for tired and overwhelmed kids and their parents. It is a great opportunity to give back. And, if your workplace hasn't organised a cooking evening for Ronald McDonald House yet maybe it's worth looking into?
29 May 2016
There a monthly meeting organised by SKIP Positive Parenting - Single Mums where mums can learn new things and build relationships with other mums.
This Sunday it was about learning flax weaving - what an incredible art! Ultimate goal was to do a flax weaving flower.
While mums were busy learning new skill, the kids were having a ball playing and some of them ended up with leopard and tiger faces after sitting in my chair.
14 May 2016
With so many activities at their fingertips, kids were truely spoilt for choice - create pet rocks, tie dye t-shirts, create you own head bands, wtach loda of performance by children's cultural groups and entertainers.
With 4,000 people visting this event had our work cut out for us, with endless queques we face painted hundreds (if not thousands) of kids! Flower Power!
9 April 2016
Have you heard of SKIP Positive Parenting - Single Mums initiative?
I got very lucky to be part of the Grand Opening of the Community Garden organised by Auckland Women's Centre.
The whole idea of SKIP events is to enable single mums to have fun, participate in fun activities, to feel supported by building nurturing relationships.
At the Garden Party event kids were busy planting new seedlings in the community garden, jumping in bouncy castle and getting face painted.
I was ready for strawberries and pumpkins and little wormies painting but as always butterflies, rainbow fairies and spidermen won!