After two years of nanny work on the regular for two awesome kids, they are big enough to start going to school and I can catch all you site visitors and new clients up on all the balloon art, face painting, and portraiture/mural art I’ve been up to this year!!
A painting study I did of a famous joke portrait a more famous and talented artist created for the Movie The Grand Budapest Hotel. They say when you draw or paint portraits it winds up kinda looking a lot more like the face you see the most often. Well, judging from hints of Asiatic features here, I would say my painting turned out a little bit like the adorable girl and boy I nanny for who have some Asian ancestry through their mother. I can paint quite well and do portraits of children or pets, as well as murals, chalk art and of course my birthday party work with balloons and face painting.
At Radical Eats, a balloon art parody of the mid century corn guy salt shaker. Its fun to entertain waitstaff and clientelle in a restaurant setting, kindof like being on a sitcom. Usually I’m driving all to the four corners of the gulf area doing birthday parties, but when I’m anchored to a restaurant its actually usually pretty fun bc when it gets slow I make balloons just for fun and the time flies by. If you ever get a chance go to Radical Eats they are delicious!
The famed Nacho Libre balloon sculpture for a table of grown up kids at Radical Eats on Westheimer. I twisted balloon sculptures here at the advice of a friend around the first couple months of the year. Pretty fun to entertain at the tables and make balloons for the kids. And they have GREAT food.!
This cool Nigerian American girl was telling me all about her favorite video game phone app at a birthday party I was hired to face paint and twist balloons for. She requested a face painting that was half American flag, half Nigerian flag.
A balloon sculpture I made of a chili pepper holding a maraca…. Radical Eats also serves great fresh juices, some locally sourced ingredients and vegetarian and meat options both! This restaurant is on Westheimer and they have a great Sunday all you can eat brunch and they even serve mimosas. Mm!
As a face painter I do a LOT of princess face paintings and princess parties…this face painting and others reflect my sensitivity to those around me, and oftentimes the princess I paint in cheek art, no matter the fairy tale, will be influenced by the child’s appearance, creating a one of a kind face painting that honors the child’s uniqueness.
This is when I first started ramping up the awesome factor on my rainbow face paintings but it actually gets even better I’ll post a few more of those. I did this face painting for a French family who chose to have their birthday party in Houston Central at the Barc park I want to say near Black Hole coffeehouse
Zombie face painting! This is almost some kind of a skater graphic I would say. I have every confidence this kid was psyched to get such a crazy face painting.
Texas shaped balloon art at The Station! These ladies decided to surprise a friend with a face painting and balloon party at a porch style bar on Washington….you should do the same! They had a blast and they have great photos. One guy got that ridiculous ice cream cone tattoo with lightning bolts. If you don’t know what I’m talking just google it, it will crack you up. We had a great time, b/c I’ll let you in on a secret, kids have a shorter attention span and I’m fast at what I do, but when grownups get imaginative I tend to go the extra mile for them b/c lets face it….we didn’t get stuff as cool as the kiddos get these days, moonwalks face paintings bubble machines clowns balloon art. Wow. More like pin the tail on the donkey and my backyard swing set haha! I love making balloons for grownups in these settings because it gets people talking to each other and in a great frame of mind. People have met through my balloon work believe it or not. Its a great ice breaker for social occasions!