Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Busy Face Painting Holiday Season

I've been very busy this holiday season face painting around central Virginia.

Some of the areas I've been face painting and tattoing in are: Fredericksburg, Ruther Glen, Glen Allen, Richmond, Ashland, Bealeton, Stafford, Dumfries, King George, Ladysmith and Spotsylvania.

I've been having a blast. Believe it or not (I cannot believe it as I'm booked prior and after), I'm still available on New Year's Eve. So, if you are having a New Year's Eve celebration or First Night event and want to book me for it, I'm still open. Drop me an email.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. Thank you to all that have hired me this past year. Best wishes for a prosperous, safe and happy New Year.

Colleen Johnson, Fantasy Face Painting
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Super Hero Party

Happy 4th Birthday to Aidan!

I had a great time painting Aidan and all his friends for his super hero birthday party at Romp 'N Roll in Glen Allen (Virginia Center). The staff at Romp 'N Roll where terrific and even jumped in to get their faces painted along with a couple of the parents.

Faces painted included: spiderman, batman, lots of butterflies, puppy dogs, flowers and some swirls.

I definitely enjoyed myself and the kids were wonderful.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Scott Steadman ALS Medical Benefit

Face painting at BTs restaurant on Rte. 1 in Fredericksburg on Sat., Nov. 14th from 5-7 p.m. for the Scott Steadman ALS Medical Benefit.

Come on out if you can to support Scott.

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Holidays and Face Painting

The holiday season and all the celebrations are upon us. So, what do you do for entertainment?

Think face painting.

You'd be surprised just how awesome a face painting party can be. Just for kids? Hardly so.

Here's an example of what can happen. I start face painting with one child which picks their design very quickly. As the design comes to life on that child, kids and adults start getting excited. All of a sudden, I will have several kids hovering over me as I paint and asking, "Can you paint this or that?"

If I don't get an adult for a face painting, the adults start to drift toward me once the temporary glitter tattoos come out.

Both kids and adults that are at the party are now socializing with a buzz. They are checking out all the different face painting designs and tattoos. It is just plain fun.

Here is a recent testimonial that I received regarding a Halloween birthday party.

"Colleen - Thank you again! The girls had a wonderful time and your artistic talents were the highlight of the party. The girls are still talking about it and many of the parents asked for your card! They were very impressed!! You truly exceeded all my expectations. Thank you for making Skyler's birthday celebration so special. She already told me she wants you back for her party next year! :-) Jessica Bradley, Fredericksburg, VA"

So, if you have a holiday party or celebration coming up soon, remember to hire Fantasy Face Painting for your event. Face painting is enjoyed by everyone.

Happy Holidays from your central Virginia face painter!

Colleen Johnson, Fantasy Face Painting
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Meadow Highland Games and Celtic Festival 2009

The Celtic Festival was a blast this past weekend even though Saturday was a wash out with the pouring rain and wind. I loved hearing the music, bagpipers and wares. The highland dancers were across from me and did a wonderful job. They all looked so lovely in their outfits.

Here are some pictures including a cute fox. The little boy had purchased a fox tail and wanted his face to match. Funny.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

RIP My Business Tent

Well, it was a sad day for me today. I did not get to face paint at the Bowling Green Harvest Festival. Why? My tent got blown around during set up and one of the legs broke off.

May my business tent rest in peace.

Hopefully, I will have better weather and better luck next weekend when I'm at the Richmond Celtic Festival.

Saturday, October 24th, 9-6

Sunday, October 25th, 9-5

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bowling Green Harvest Festival October 17th

Fantasy Face Painting will be at the 20th Bowling Green Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 17th from 9-4 rain or shine. There will be plenty of fun for everyone at the festival.

I will be located over at the kids section in the South Main Street area.

Stop by the tent and get your incredible face painting, quick cheek art design or temporary glitter tattoo. Of course, the main theme will be Halloween but you can always pick whatever you desire or imagine.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Special Hello Kitty Face

This face painting design was created for a client with a Hello Kitty costume. The ears were left off of the design because the costume has the ears. For those without the ears, I can easily paint them on with either the bow or a flower for Hello Kitty.

I'm currently scheduling private face painting sessions during the Halloween season within my home studio. So, if you're located in central Virginia, contact me for your personal face painting.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Halloween Devil Face

Halloween season is here. I hope to be adding some great faces to the blog throughout October. Above is my devil face painting design. I've painted this with and without a mustache and teeth. It's always fun to see the kids growl once the face is complete.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Hartwood Days Fun

I think this photo is awesome! What a laugh we all had. This sweet 2 year old girl wanted to be painted as Sponge Bob; however when it came time to be painted, she got a little shy. So, we ended up with not one but three Sponge Bob's. It's the Sponge Bob family.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Face Painting at Hartwood Days in Fredericksburg

I will be face painting at the 10th annual Hartwood Days Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12th, in Fredericksburg, VA.

You can read more about the festival here: http://www.hartwooddays.org/

If you have a scout in your family, there is an added bonus. It is a Badge Day for all cub scouts, boy scouts and girl scouts. Come have fun, learn something new and earn some new badges.

There will be a fee for face painting and tattoos that day and it is open to the public.

Cheek Art = $3
Full Face Art = $5
Glitter Tattoos = $8 (these last a week)

See you there. It should be loads of fun!

Colleen Johnson
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Multicultural Day in Richmond

I'll be painting at the Richmond Multicultural Day this Saturday, August 29th from 12 until 3 p.m. I'll be painting up some quick but great cheek art for everyone coming on down to the Forest Hill Presbyterian Church at 4401 Forest Hill Ave. in Richmond, VA. The event is all day with many things scheduled. It should be lots of fun.

Read their schedule here: http://hillsandheights.org/2009/08/22/richmond-multicultural-day/

See you there!

Colleen Johnson
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Fun at Fredericksburg Academy

These cuties were my last three paintings for the day. They were missing the beginnings of a play. I let them know that they would get special spaces on my web and blog pages.

I had a lot of fun over at Fredericksburg Academy and they've asked me back for next year. I can't wait!

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fredericksburg Coverage

I'm excited. Why? Well, I have been featured in the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star.

You can view the article here.

This certainly made my day.

Colleen Johnson
Fantasy Face Painting

Monday, July 27, 2009

Celtic Designs

This design was painted for the Freelance Star in Fredericksburg. They requested that I paint something Celtic to tie into my article which also highlights my Irish genealogy hobby. This is what I came up with. I'm sure their pictures came out a lot better.

Colleen Johnson
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Great Shots from the Fair

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Painting the Weekends Away

I am having a blast painting my weekends away. I've been all over central Virginia lately.

Last weekend I was in Locust Grove at a birthday party. Young and old were getting glitter tattoos and faces painted. I had a great time with the Pate's. Thanks for having me.

I also got to attend the McMurren Family Reunion in Fredericksburg. The music and dance contests were great; and even though it rained a bit, we were all dry under the pavillion at Pratt Park. I got to paint many butterflies, a tucan, a cheetah, a panda, some fire cats, some pokemon characters and many more. Fun was had by all. I just love it when the kids are yelling, "You were awesome!" as they are leaving. That's why I love my job!!!

I'll be heading out this weekend to another family reunion down in Hopewell at Crystal Lake. I'm looking forward to some more fun. I've definitely got to take some more pictures. It's so difficult to pause when the lines are long to snap a pic but I have to try.

If you need a face painter, give me a call. I've still got a few dates open in August although not many. Drop me an email or give me a call. I'll be happy to face paint at your next event.

I'm looking into purchasing some temporary tattoo paints. I'll keep everyone posted on this new and exciting development.

Colleen Johnson
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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Creative Face Painting Requests

I love getting interesting requests when face painting. Kids are extremely creative.

I was at a birthday party the other day when I was asked to paint a face with half of Pooh Bear and the other half as Tigger.

I think it looked cute.

Colleen Johnson

Friday, June 19, 2009

More Face Painting Photos

These are courtesy of a great friend that was at one of my events. Thank you Rebecca!
I don't always get pictures. I love you for sharing them.
Colleen Johnson

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Batman and a Rainbow Butterfly

I'm horrible with stopping and getting photos. Yes, I need to improve. But look, I got two great shots this Saturday as the Models Home Grand Opening in Ladysmith Village. I'll be there Sunday from 12:30-4:30. My face painting times were lengthened. See you there.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

2 Minute Face Painting

I've timed some of my simple designs. I've got them down to 2 minutes for some events coming up. Hooray! Quick face paint designs that look great. I'm excited. Here are a few of them.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Twilight Camp and the Girl Scouts

I'm looking forward to Twilight Camp with the Caroline County Girl Scouts this Friday evening, June 12th. The theme is Carnival and it should be loads of fun.

I hope to post some pictures of everyone enjoying themselves next week.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Ladysmith Village Grand Opening Info

I'll be at the Ladysmith Village New Models Grand Opening event on June 13-14. You can read more about it here.

My shedule is the following:

June 13th -1-4 p.m.

June 14th - 1-4 p.m.

I'll be face painting the weekend away here with the option of giving everyone glitter tattoos. Glitter tattoos are waterproof and last several days.

I hope to see you there.

Colleen Johnson
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Caroline County Fair

I've been booked to face paint at the Caroline County Fair.

Here's my schedule:

July 23rd - 6-8 p.m.

July 24th - 6-8 p.m.

July 25th - 12-3 p.m.

July 26th - 12-3 p.m.

I will also be available to the preschoolers/day care centers that will be attending the fair on Friday, July 24th, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.

I will be doing cheek and arm art as requested. I'm hoping to get quite a few paintings done.

I hope to see you there.

Colleen Johnson
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Fun Had at Ladysmith Day

I'm usually not good at stopping and getting great photos but I actually accomplished 3 during Ladysmith Day. Not an easy task with the line I had. Loads of fun.
Colleen Johnson

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Oriental Trading Co. Face Paints Recalled

See link from government here: http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2009/NEW02015.html
and a picture of the product here: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/cosadv.html.

Definitely a reminder to all artists and parents that only FDA approved cosmetic paints, powders and glitters should be used on our bodies.

Fantasy Face Painting only uses FDA approved non-toxic and hypoallergenic paints, powders and glitters. Yes, these can get pricey but the health and safety of everyone I paint on is worth it.

Colleen Johnson
Fantasy Face Painting
Painting smiles in central Virginia.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Glitter Tattoos Available Now

I'm so excited to be offering glitter tattoos. The above picture is courtesy of Silly Farm. I should have these for Ladysmith Day on May 16.

What are glitter tattoos?

They are tattoos applied to the body with latex-free body glue (FDA approved and skin safe) and sprinkled with your choice of cosmetic glitter (variety of colors) using the above stencils. They are waterproof (great for pool parties and summer fun).

How long do they last?

They last 3-5 days but I have heard them last even longer. If you need it off sooner, just take some rubbing alcohol or mineral oil to it. It will come off using either one of these.

If you're planning a summer party, BBQ, picnic or pool party, book it through Fantasy Face Painting and have everyone sparkling with great glitter tattoos!

Colleen Johnson
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Central Virginia

Friday, May 1, 2009

Ladysmith Day Scheduled for May 16

I'm happy to say that I will be face painting at Ladysmith Day on May 16th from 12 - 3 p.m.

I will be located in the Ladysmith Business Park as part of the Street Festival. There's more information located on the Ladysmith Day web page. Paintings will be free of charge. You just can't beat that deal.

It looks like it will be a fun-filled event for everyone. So, bring the kids on down for the day and enjoy the community event.

I'll see you there.

Colleen Johnson
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Painting smiles throughout central Virginia!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

StarBlend Cake Makeup by Mehron

I'm enjoying this brand of cake makeup for face painting. I have an assortment of paints with me when I work. I like having multiple options.

In fact, I was painting at a recent event when some of my other name-brand paints started to melt in the hot sun. I was quite thankful to have my Mehron with me. It held up wonderfully.

I have used this cake makeup both wet and in powder form. It's superb and I won't leave home without my Mehron.

Colleen Johnson
Fantasy Face Painting

Sunday, April 19, 2009

End of an Eventful Weekend

My weekend painting at Meadows Farms Grand Opening is over. It was definitely fun. We had fantastic weather and a great time was had by all.

I got to paint some great dragons, lacrosse team faces (go Spotsy Ravens), unicorns, butterflies, Batman and Spiderman faces, skulls, birds, cheetahs, tigers, cats, snakes and, of course, many flowers.

Remember, if you have an event coming up, contact me (info@fantasyfacepainting.net). I'll be happy to paint at it.

Colleen Johnson
Fantasy Face Painting

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Popular Rose

and a snake

Please keep in mind that these pictures were a bit smudged. I had painted them earlier in the day prior to a scheduled party. So, these paintings lasted most of the day and an event. I think they held up pretty good.

I like to show up with some paintings on me. Usually I paint on my cheeks. One side is girly and one side is for the boys. Then, if I have some time, I will paint some pictures on my arms. This helps open up the imaginations of some kids and they can see what can be painted.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Meadows Farms Massaponax Grand Opening and More

I'm having a blast painting at all the parties recently.

I'll be at the Meadows Farms Grand Opening event on April 18th (10-12:30) and 19th (10-2). You can check out their flyer here. I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone there. Come around and see their new nursery and get your face painted too. It should be lots of fun.

I'm starting to get enquiries for May. If you have an event or party to schedule, don't miss out and book now.

Don't forget, I'll be at the Lake Land'Or Easter Egg Hunt on April 11th at 10 a.m. It's being held on the Land'Or side at the beach pavillion. I hope to see you there. {Although we all froze, the kids and I had a blast at this event. I got to paint some great bunnies, puppies, flowers, spider man masks, and even a dragon.}

Colleen Johnson
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Monday, March 16, 2009

Lake Land 'Or Easter Egg Hunt

Exciting news!

I'll be face painting at the Lake Land 'Or Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 11th.

It will start at 10 a.m. There's an Easter Egg Hunt, activities, games and the Easter bunny. Come join us over at the Land 'Or side pavillion.

Face painting will be free for this fun event! Bring the kids and come have some fun.

Colleen Degnan Johnson
Fantasy Face Painting

Monday, March 9, 2009

Home Made Face Paints

Looking for a fun activity for the kids?

Create your own face paints at home. It's easy, gentle, quick and entertaining.

Here's how you can make your own face paint at home!

For each color, you will need:

1 teaspoon corn starch
1/2 teaspoon water
1/2 teaspoon cold cream
Food coloring

Mix all of the above ingredients in a small bowl or a dixie cup. Use a different container for each color.

Removing the paint is simple. You can use a baby wipe, makeup remover or cold cream.

Have fun!

Colleen Degnan Johnson
Fantasy Face Painting

Monday, March 2, 2009

Art Gone Wild



MAY 20-24, 2009



Colleen Degnan Johnson