Hi Hi!

I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving this past week!

We hosted it at our house so I got to experience Turkey baking and all that jazz for the first time in my life.  It worked, and we had a great time sitting around a homemade table with family and friends. Yummy! Still eating those leftovers…how many ways can I prep turkey…. 🙂


We have Metallix Baby Blue and Metallix Black on sale for $9.50….and two more days of free shipping with the coupon code FSN100

VIP STORE INFO BELOW for Dec 12-Jan 12th

Gina Newsum will be running the shop for one month, starting the second week of December. We won’t have handmade rainbow pots,  special orders, custom kits, or shipping other than Priority Flat Rate.  Also, once you place your order, it can’t be changed or canceled. We want to keep it simple for Gina, even though she could probably handle anything a face painter could throw at her!

Please double check everything before you check out, and then happily await your order! 🙂


OH OH OH!….Also, place those orders a week in advance if you  are buying yourself something for Christmas since there won’t be overnight shipping, or shipping on December 24th, 25th, 31st or Jan 1st, and the holidays slow things down. You might want to insure your package this time of year to make sure it gets the best treatment by the USPS too!

Santi and I will be basking in the hot sun over Argentina…I get to meet all of his friends and family, get married to him again church style, eat amazing desserts, and go see some gigantic waterfalls! We hope to meet up with a fellow body painter in Buenos Aires, Analia Gomez Lima.

Robo Boy Thinking about what Cyber Monday means to him….

Tis’ The Season for a Face Painting Contest!

Santi and I were chatting and swirling in our computer chairs this morning and realized that it has been like 8 million years since our last face/body painting contest.

We are putting this little baby together to help work up your creative juices, and the prize for the winner is going to be my first book on rainbow cakes Face Painting with Clash, and two really awesome handmade rainbow cakes that literally made me drool when I tested them out!

This design only has four requirements.

#1 Use real face paint/Makeup

#2 Use Black, White and only ONE other color

#3 Think way outside of your box! Break the rules you have created, or go be inspired by other artists and try something new! Of course, don’t copy another artists work or  create something copyright inspired.

#4 Make a really cool full face, eye mask or body art design!

Oh, and for #2, you can blend white and black with your third color to create different shades of it!

These are the extra rules/logistics for entry:

From today (November 15th, 2010) until November 29th, 2010 participants can submit their entries.

– The image should contain a Face and/or body painting design made by the participant. Creativity wins the race! This could be creativity in blending, texture, depth, line work, interaction of the design with the face or body, and so on! I get to choose the winner! Ahh!

– Only our blog subscribers can participate, so, you have to send the image using the e-mail address you used to subscribe to our blog.

– The e-mail has to be sent to the following address:

-The subject of the e-mail must be: “New Funky Face Painting Contest ” and your name or alias (very important since we will publish the winner’s name in the blog).

– The deadline is November 29th 2010 at 11:59pm eastern time.

-Only one image per participant can be submitted.

– The winner will receive the following prize: Anna’s book, Face Painting by Clash, two handmade rainbow pots, and 2 foam wedges.

-The winner will be announced on the blog and contacted through e-mail on December 2nd.

– The prize will be sent through the USPS  to the street address given by the winner.

– The prize will only be sent within the U.S., unless the winner pays for the shipping outside the U.S. .

– We will publish the winner’s design on our blog, together with his/her name or allias (we want to make sure to give you the credit for your work).

– We will publish all submitted images in a collage on our blog so everybody can enjoy them!

-By submitting your image, you agree to all of the rules of the contest.

PAINT ON!!!  Thanks for having fun with us!!

Anna and Santi

We got the Palettes! and Red and Fuchsia…

This is just to let you know that we got the 12 Essential Palette back in stock, and we also got Essential Red, Metallix Fuchsia (Pinkish Red) and some 45gr Essential Fuchsia. Next week we will be getting extra liners so you can get yours to put on the other side of your case!

Finding Joy and New Life in Face Painting! Judi’s Story

Earlier this year I got an order for a dream kit by a woman named Judi Palmer,  who lives in Guyton, Gorgia.  She had seen someone painting faces at a craft fair, and her creative itch just sparked like crazy. She knew that this would be something she would have fun doing, and indeed, face painting has helped her positively deal with a lot of changes and loss in her life.

Here are some letters that really touched me, and I was so happy and honored that I could be a part of her new adventures in face painting.

I love my paints and at least that is helping me get through each day by keeping me occupied andhappy for now. Again, thanks. Judi

Thank you so much. Yes I am so pleased that you liked my first stab at this. I am practicing every day and will let you know how the body/art convention goes. It is a little scary as I am going all on my own for the first time in 28 years. My friends got a big kick out of the notation in their welcome letter – “no nudity in any area but the convention rooms – or something like that.” My mom died two years ago after living with us for five, then Craig’s mom died (we took care of her too); and then I came home and found Craig had died unexpectedly. I lost my 28 year job right after Mom died but that was okay as Craig and I were getting ready to move to Florida for our golden years and working as a director of human resources had taken its bite.

Sometimes we don’t understand our purpose but I do know that God has always taken me in “out of the ordinary” paths and this one seems to be where he is sending me now. I know it is putting joy back into my broken spirit. Thank you for the advice and I will take in all in like a sponge.


I am thankful every day that I am a face painter. We all know how much joy this gift brings to others, and the endorphins that run through us while we work makes us feel like we almost have an addiction to it.

There are always hard parties where things aren’t going as planned, the kids might be a little too wild, or we may have found ourselves working overtime and not getting paid for it, or maybe we got lost and showed up 5 minutes late.

These little stresses that go with the business side of being a face painter are nothing in comparison to the great joy we have laying in bed at night thinking about funny situations, like everyone’s expression when a little guy emerges from your chair like a horrid little monster or growling tiger. My poor husband always has to listen to my favorite memories from each gig, and now that he is balloon twisting with me, he understands the magic that we can create in peoples life.

Judi is experiencing this kind of joy every time she pulls out her kit, and people she doesn’t know remember her from the last event she painted faces at. Like most of us, she started practicing on herself (I am having so much fun just painting myself for my cats, all 8 of them.), and then moved on to volunteer work. Now she is picking up her first paid jobs and looking into getting business cards printed. Here are some pictures of her recent work! I am such a proud face painting mama! Keep up the awesome work Judi, and live your golden years with Happy Memories and a paint brush in your hand!

“The children and laughter made me so happy!”

Free Shipping Code for November! +more

What? Free Shipping this month???
FSN100 is a very magical code! If you pop it in at Check out at you will get Free Shipping and Handling on orders over $25! This code is good for this month, and I tell you folks, we get your orders and ship them out like lightning! 

Also…HAVE YOUR LAP TOP LINERS lost their zest??? We have liners for sale for DFX paints, and they are super perfecto! Only $5 each. Imagine a laptop case with a liner on each side!? OMG

Picture of the Day
Try taking a Celtic design and turning it into a full face masterpiece. I used the Tree of Life design to get me going. I spent about 20 minutes on this monster, which turned out kind of creepy…but different…hey.

Wish Lists and Halloween Mania!!!

Hi Face Painters!

This is Anna from with a little holiday Jingle and some fun info below about what is new at our store! Thanks so much for your orders,  and we hope you had an amazing Halloween Weekend! Read below about my Halloween, and some ideas for next year that might keep your week full next year!

(Feel Free to Exchange the word Christmas for any other occasion)

All I want for Christmas is some Bling Bling Bling,
Some DFX Lite Green!
Some Metallix White I mean!
All I want for Christmas is a book to learn,
a kid that won’t squirm,
…new brushes and no germs! 

All I want for Christmas
is a rainbow cake,
a fancy whisp rake,
and sturdy containers that won’t break!

All I want for Christmas are more face paints!
Are you listening honey???

Register and create your Wish List for Face Paint Presents!

To create your Wish List sign in or register at . Shop around the store adding things to your Wish List when you see items that make you go ga ga!

To add a product you need to click on it, and you will see a tab that says Add to Wish List under the Add to Cart button. Keep adding items until you have the whole store on your list (ha ha ha just kidding).  Then you can click on the main Wish List button on the home page and choose to send it to someone. You can copy and paste the message below if you want, or make it more personal and filled with face paint desire!

Dear              ,

I am sending you a little hint about what I am dreaming for (fill in the occasion). I have been drooling over these items at, and if you go there you can log in to my wish list and purchase or reserve items that you will bestow upon me because you love me sooo much!  Thank you!

You can also direct people to to buy you a nice little gift card, so you can buy things that you might need throughout the year (to buy an e-Gift card just go the home page, and click on the link call “e-Gift Cards” on the main menu, fill in the blanks and Check Out).

P.S. We now have Paradise Detailz in stock.  Dot dot dot!

HALLOWEEN!!!!   Ideas for Next Year’s Gig Line-Up!

How was your Halloween? Did you have time to relax and enjoy it, or were you running around like a crazy person slapping paint on everyone in sight?

I started the week painting Zombies at a college to help them advertise their scary movie night. Check with your campuses CAB offices, and the student center to see if they might be interested in your services for their events! Also check in with the colleges sports directors to see if they have a Kids Club for the little fans, or a crazy night they might need you.

After the Zombie makeovers I taught face painting to an after school program called Proud to be Me. It is a Derek Jeter Foundation (he is a baseball player for the Yankees, that grew up in my town).  Check out if there are any foundations out there that might like you to be a part of their service to the community!

I spent Friday morning painting the faces of three middle school teachers for their Day of the Dead parties. Before 7:30am I had three freaky faces in my living room.  Contact schools to see if teachers in your area would use your face painting talent to spice up a day in the classroom!

Santi and I were hired by our  local mall for three hours during their Halloween Trick-o-Treat fiesta and costume contests. Wow, the lines were incredible, but we handed out our END of THE LINE signs and kept rooting on the parents that were holding the signs for us, and we promised them the best balloons and face paint if they warned the newcomers that the line was closed. We had to stay firm, but we got out on time to head to a Halloween Birthday Party.

After one last private Halloween party in a mansion,  I came home totally exhausted. Luckily I kept Sunday free to relax in the morning, do a couple of makeovers in the afternoon and then go out to a Drag show with friends.  I opted for the easiest costume, a cheetah, and Santi was this super weird funky mime.

What kind of gigs did you have this year?

Have you thought of a perfect way to run personal makeovers?

Did you make time to get out and dress up?

This is our new pet monster we found

in the basement!