I was privileged to paint beautiful children in the Rose Garden at Celebrity Centre International in Hollywood during their famous Easter Brunch.
It was a perfect, beautiful day.
Today, The FaceMaker went to an audition for Nickelodeon. They were looking for young people with unique talents. OF COURSE, I went to show them what a FaceMaker looks like. It was tons of fun. I met the very wonderful Bill Dance of Bill Dance Casting. He told me some great stories about special FX makeup in the movies and suggested that I go visit the Max Factor Museum. I’m going to go real soon.
I had the amazing honor of being invited to shadow the Makeup Supervisor on the National Touring Company of “Wicked” during a performance at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles.
My adventure began with being allowed through the guarded backstage door. My wonderful guide introduced me to EVERYONE. I smiled and waved like I belonged. We then went deep into the dressing area where I watched her turn the actress playing Elphaba from caucasian to green. Then the secrets of the fast hair style changes were revealed.
I saw the monkey heads, the wizard head and the hammerheads. I watched part of the show from the wings. I was wowed by the quick costume changes. And I got to see “Defying Gravity” up close and personal.
But the best part of all, was during the intermission, I got to help touch up the lead’s green makeup. A face painter’s dream!
A glorious and memorable day.
I had the great privilege of taking a class with the extremely talented Master Face and Body Painter, Mark Reid.
I learned tons of new and wonderful techniques – especially some scarey and yucky stuff that the boys will really like.
Here is a picture of Mark and me. I’m the green one.
I got asked to create art for a front door. Fun.
Having a blast painting holiday cheer on cheeks and chins. It’s not too late to book me for your seasonal party.