The "A-ha" moment - How I became a face painter...
Hi I'm Pat, but these days I'm often called Pattycake.
I've always loved to paint and was a muralist/canvas artist since high school. My inspiration to become a face painter started when my two young children wanted me to paint them for kicks and giggles. They often asked to be face painted, (as they tried to do it themselves when I wasn't looking with their Crayola markers and side walk chalk) but I only had acrylic and water color paints at that point and would never paint them with such harsh paints. I knew this would be an ongoing request so I purchased my first professional face paint kit from Sillyfarm, the internationally known place to go to purchase face paint.
When the face paints came in my kids couldn't wait! They were transformed into a puppy and kitty cat. The moment they saw their reflection was my "A-ha" moment that could make any mother the happiest mommy in the world! My mirror was like a kid magnet and I found a new life passion- my addiction was born. I can't put my brushes down!
"I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject,
rather does the person grow to look like his portrait."
-Salvador Dali (my favorite artist)
Face painting on a live canvas is definitely more fulfilling than painting on art canvas. Just ask any face painter why they do it and they'll tell you that "Face Painting is about the child in your chair". No matter what age you are, that magical transformation is nothing less that FUN and always a Kodak moment.
Over the past few years my hobby turned into a business and can be found at birthday parties and large festivals/events in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River County area.
I only use, high grade, professional face paints and fx cosmetics and glitters. Professional face paints used are FDA approved and has antimicrobial, anti-mold, & anti-fungal properties built into the paint so it's safe to be used on children, expecting moms, & adults of all ages. All adhesive used (for gemstones) is made to be used on skin & is latex-free. All glitters used are cosmetic grade (not craft grade) & safe to be used on the face.
ABSOLUTELY NO CRAFT/ ACRYLIC/ POSTER PAINT OR CRAFT GLITTER IS USED!
Why Hire a Professional Face Painter?
Face painting, glitter tattoos, temporary tattoos, gestational belly painting, heair feathers, henna, and body art are all wonderful and visually creative ways to add color and vibrancy to your event. We appreciate that with the current state of the economy clients are looking for cheaper artists, but the pitfalls of this may be that you book someone without experience of busy corporate events, who cannot cope with crowd demands or who produces poor quality work. Professional artists may seem expensive but when you book a professional, you can be assured that they will abide to a strict code of professional conduct, which means that you won't see me using cheap, dirty materials and risking cross contamination or painting customers in circumstances where it is inappropriate to paint. Not all face painters use professional grade face paint nor do they properly clean their brushes, wash water, sponges.
For extra piece of mind,,,I am insured!
Remember just like any other profession, I constantly works hard to maintain the highest quality of products and services, if you want your event remembered for all the right reasons, look for the quality and priority factors when booking, a ridiculously cheap price is quite often cheap for a reason.
As seen in Treasure Coast Parenting Magazine
Hire Pattycake for...
Adult or Children Birthday Parties (can be themed)
Baby Showers-Baby Bumps
BBQ/ Picnic Parties
Mardi Gras Parties
Corporate Events (think logos)
Family Fun Nights
Also avaialable large parties or parties longer than 4 hours...
10'x10'tent (out door xlarge events) or umbrella for shade, extra tables & chairs.
Face Paint, TemporaryTattoos Balloon Twisting, Paint Party, BYOB Party, Craft Party, and other Children Entertainment
Serving Areas From West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart, Jupiter, Port St. Lucie, and Indian River Counties