Iíve been an artist all my life, in fact, in my family there is a history of artists and the entertainment industry. Iím also an educated artist, with a BA degree, cum laude, specializing in drawing and minoring in dance. I taught art, movement and vocal technique for ten years at Piedmont adult school before embarking on my party entertainment venture.
Face Painting, which Iíve been doing for 20+ years came very easily and naturally to me, but not without education. Iíve studied with many of the top artistís in the field including, The Wolfe Bros, Olivier, & Pashur. I also lead workshops from time to time. Of paint, I prefer Wolfe FX paint for itís brilliancy of color and have customized my own paint pallet to create some wonderful results.
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Balloon Twisting- Twisty animals balloons are very popular and bring much pleasure and joy to people. I've been twisting for 20+ years and still delight in it. For large crowds I have a very powerful dual compressor Majiloon balloon pump that inflates balloons nearly instantaneously. As for designs, the list is long. One might think, a balloon is a balloon, but I notice I frequently get positive feedback after just a twist or two that "I'm really good".
Glitter Tattoos are dazzling beautiful, water proof and can last up to a week. Great for a teen event. Designs are either drawn freehand or else using a stencil. A medical strength adhesive is applied and let dry to clear, then the fun begins in applying the ultra fine, cosmetic grade colorful glitters. The results even make me go ďWow!Ē
Henna art - Iíve been doing henna about 10 years now, as a contemporary embellisher, more for the teen scene than a traditional approach used for weddings. I use cones filled with quality fresh henna in itís application and find itís a natural outlet for my drawing ability.
Pet & People Caricatures - Iíve been drawing people since college, but developed the skill of puppy quick sketch specifically for the Petco Stores who hired me for their grand openings throughout California and including Alaska. One has to look and draw quickly as truly dogs have a short attention span. When it comes to modeling, people are better models. For tools I draw w/ a black sharpie and color with chalk pastel and prefer working from a frontal pose.
Name Painting- The technique of name painting is one of the most difficult skills sets I have under my belt. As an offshoot of calligraphy, each letter of the alphabet is a painting in itself. Working with a self-created tool, a type of leather brush made of old credit cards cut length wise then tipped with leather. Working with calligraphy inks I play with other compositional elements of design in addition to letter form when doing this technique. Name painting is not good for parties as, for me, itís too timely and labor intensive, but it does make a wonderful customized personal gift that I would be delighted to create for you.
Tarot for Parties
Although I sense ďenergies and aurasĒ, for parties I prefer to read Tarot cards and have devised a really good 5 card system with my 20+ years practice of refining the skill. I cap the read with a fortune cookie.
For extra long lines I do one card reads with the group. It's entertaining, fun and insightful, and shortens the wait in line considerably.
Handwriting Analysis, (Graphology)
For the right type of people, handwriting analysis, is an enjoyable party entertainment. The type of people who enjoy it must like to write, be verbal and analytical. Some of the groups Iíve enjoyed analyzing are: Attorneys, Financial Planners, Health Care, Specialized Study Groups, and many High School senior grad nights.
Bay Area, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Diablo, Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, Lafayette,
Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Clayton, Concord, Piedmont, Berkeley, Silicon Valley, San Jose, San Mateo,
Foster City, Marin County, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Belvedere.