One of my favorite face painting stories is when I was hired to face paint at a birthday party (when I first started my face painting company) at a park in Rancho cucamonga for a little girl that did not have any hair. I believe she was celebrating her 11th or 12th birthday. She had so many friends and I was humbled by her and her elegant confidence. Normally, I have a very small space on a child’s forehead to paint my designs because of their hairline, but on this little girl, I had a larger space and I utilized it. I painted a flower with swirls around her eyes and when I was done, she loved it! She stood behind me the rest of the party and spoke to me asking questions about how I started painting, if I use to paint when I was her age, how I learned, etc…When I was done face painting all of her friends and party guests, she asked if I would paint flowers down her arm so I did, and when I showed her the mirror to see her face painting design along with her-now-painted-arm, she said in the most sincere and genuine tone that I made her feel like a work of art. It was the most amazing feeling to see her smile light up in that mirror and I swear there was a moment frozen in time where she was just admiring herself and I was frozen there smiling and observing her, not wanting the moment to end. I could tell she knew just how beautiful she was and I will never forget her.
Please keep in mind this is a picture of my work within only 1-3 months of me painting. I was very much a beginner just doing something I enjoyed and practicing till I got much better than this. 🙂