Kam as Minnie Mouse

My little Kammie sat so patiently while I practiced a new face on her. I am still preparing for our fundraiser tomorrow. This is Minnie Mouse.Minnie Mouse

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Handy files for face painting

I love to share the resources that I find or make with others who can use them.

Being somewhat new to facepainting, I don’t have many actual pictures of my work. I have developed some resources to help me show kids ideas. I also use these to develop ideas before I try them out on my lucky granddaughters. Here is an idea page for our Safari Souper Sunday.

facepainting samples

I have made full face blanks and 3/4 profile blanks. If you can use them, help yourself! They are PDFs.

Full Face Blanks                3/4 Profile Blanks

Facepainting

I am preparing for a fundraiser. The agency I work for, TSHA, has its annual fundraiser this coming weekend. My biggest contribution to the event is facepainting.  The theme this year is A Safari Souper Sunday so I’ve been practicing some new safari faces on my grandkids. Here are four of the faces I have done.

Little blue elephant

Bad photo but the paint job was fun.

Bad photo but the paint job was fun.

Fancy Eyes

Credit for the pattern goes to Lisa Joy Young.

Credit for the pattern goes to Lisa Joy Young.

Doodling! It’s good for the brain.

I’ve known since childhood I concentrate better when I doodle. When I am not allowed to doodle my mind drifts off into another world, another space, another time. I end up hearing absolutely nothing of the meeting.

People who don’t doodle don’t seem to understand. And that’s fine. There is no common experience to relate to.  Fellow doodlers grab each other by the elbow, look each other in the eye, and exclaim, “I know! Right?!” Well, maybe it’s not quite as dramatic as that, but there is an acknowledgement of a shared mystery.

I just found an article, or rather Facebook found it for me, that doodlers concentrate better while doodling! Here is a link to the article. There is some pretty amazing doodle/art on the page as well.

http://metro.co.uk/2013/01/30/love-me-doodle-is-doodling-good-for-our-brains-3371766/

Doodly-Doo!

Doodly-Doo!

Before and After

Shading makes all the difference in the world on these tangles. I have posted a before and after shading picture. In the before picture I shaded the flower and noticed what a huge difference it made. Before my eye had no place to rest and the tangle just looked confusing. After shading it all made sense!

And there is a splotch of ink in one of the leaves. My granddaughter decided to draw in my book. I managed to work all her lines into my design but that one splotch.

Before I added all the shading.

Before I added all the shading.

After I added the shading.

After I added the shading.

More church sketches

Another week, another Sunday, another sketch or two.

Listening to the preacher

Listening to the preacher

A Sunday Morning Sketch

Just the thing to do while listening to the pastor. It may sound odd to some but I just can’t concentrate unless my hands are busy. Give me a pencil and a piece of paper and my ears are yours. Dunno why that is but there ya go.

These are some quick Sunday morning sketches. One is a member of our congregation and I was interested in capturing his chin. It just caught my eye and wondered if I could get it on paper. I must say the likeness is pretty good.

The second was just a quick little drawing of no one. Do you ever do those?

Sunday Morning Sketch

Sunday Morning Sketch

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