Happy 2014! I hope your holidays have been great, and your new year is off to an even better start!
We are starting off the year bright and early on Saturday January 11th at the Red Shoe Run! We’ll be there from 7AM to 9AM with face painting and airbrush tattoos for the kids and those who are young at heart. This is a fundraiser for the Birmingham Ronald McDonald House. If you aren’t familiar with it, please check out the link. The Ronald McDonald House offers a place for families of children who are receiving medical treatment. Come out early Saturday morning and help out a great cause!
Thanks to everyone who called and messaged about Halloween! It was lots of fun, and all the events were awesome! Here is a pic from Halloween day, I just had to have something to wear for it.
Elaine’s Halloween face
Today I’ll be out at a neighborhood party, then afterward I’ll be at Crestwood Coffee Co. painting sugar skull faces for folks headed to the Dia de los Muertos Festival! Come on out, I have appointments booked, but openings after 4:15. Danny has good food and drinks available, and the coffee shop is welcoming, so if you want to come hang out, get a cup of coffee or something a bit stronger, and eat some amazing pastries, please do!
Dia de los Muertos sugar skulls
Sunday afternoon I’ll be out face painting for Revive Birmingham’s closing party Souldown in Woodlawn from 2:00PM to 5:00PM. The party is in the lot at the corner of 55th Place and 1st Avenue South.
It’s that time of year again! Time for the 3rd Annual Chefs vs Surgeons Pumpkin Carving Contest at Pepper Place! This Saturday, October 26th at 10:30am at the Pepper Place Market on 2nd Ave South.
Painted Personalities will be out at the event, with face painting and temporary tattoos. The contest is always fun to watch. I know the competitors will do their best to amaze and amuse the crowd as they create fun works of sculpture with the pumpkins. So join us Saturday morning and have fun with us all!
I’ve been out at the state fair since last Thursday, and the weather has been perfect! Attendees and other vendors have been pleasant, and its been fun.
Face painted kitty
Tiger mask face paint on adult!
Mike Tyson Tribal face paint
I’ve had the opportunity to paint kids and adults, so that has been great.
And the reactions have been wonderful!
Please stop by before the end of the fair and say hi! As you enter from the amphitheater, my booth is along the fence on the left. Its next to the pina colada booth, across from the midway elephant ears/funnel cake stand and the merry go round. Look for the tie dyed flags on the corners of the booth, they fly above the front!
In Alabama, the best time of the year for events seems to be pretty evenly divided between the spring and the fall. From late March to Memorial Day and from late August through early November we stay booked up. The month of October is particularly busy. Halloween and football season, fairs and festivals, as well as birthday parties all happen while the weather is great. If you are thinking about hosting a party at this time, please contact us early, otherwise we may end up booked elsewhere.
Painted Personalities is going to be at State Fair that starts on September 26, 2013! We’ll be in Pelham at the Oak Mountain Amphitheater for all 10 days of it. On week nights the fair will open at 5:00 PM, and on Saturdays and Sunday it will open at 1:00 PM. In addition to the face paint, airbrush tattoos, and glitter tattoos, I’ll have henna there, too. I’ll have pictures to share as the fair goes along.
This Saturday is the Fultondale Founder’s Day festival at Black Creek Park. I’ll be face painting for the Fultondale Arts Council at their booth from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Come on out and hear good music, see cool arts and crafts vendors, get face painted, and enjoy the day! There is only a 20% chance of rain tomorrow, so it should be a wonderful day to be outside. Fultondale is only 15 minutes north of downtown Birmingham on I-65. The Arts Council has a great set of directions to the park on their web page. Its going to be a busy day, so join us, and thank the Fultondale Arts Council for having Painted Personalities there for you!
There’s an event at Crestwood Park Sunday, August 11th from 2pm to 4pm. Its the Great Water Balloon Jollification and Bacchanalia! You can see more about it here. Basically its an excuse for the neighborhood to get together and have a water balloon battle in the park before school starts back up! This is my neighborhood, and I’ll be out there, at least part of the time with temporary tattoos for sale, since my regular face paints will not hold up to the water. A part of the proceeds from the tattoo sales will go to the neighborhood 501C3 that helps the neighborhood. The other part of the time I’ll be playing with water balloons.