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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Day 113 - Can you help me get to FABAIC?

Here are the 2 donation sites you can use for yourself:

1. ChipIn

ChipIn’s mission is to make it easy to collect money. We enable users to organize group payments and fundraisers (“ChipIns”) in a quick, easy, and secure way. We also make it simple for organizers to publicize their ChipIns, by providing powerful fundraising widgets that can be embedded in social media.

  • ChipIn allows anyone to collect money for a personal cause, group purchase, or fundraiser using their own custom ChipIn page.
  • ChipIn enables bloggers to create an interactive widget that allows them to raise money directly through blogs and other social media.
  • ChipIn empowers non-profit organizations to engage a distributed network of supporters in “blograising” campaigns for major fundraising efforts.

2. GoFundMe

GoFundMe is brought to you by the folks at California Product Shop, Inc – makers of innovative fundraising solutions for the web. The team is lead by company co-founders Brad Damphousse and Andrew Ballester.
GoFundMe was created to help people raise money online for the things that matter to them most. By providing an incredibly easy to way to collect money online, GoFundMe has made it possible for everyday people to make huge differences in the lives of family, friends & neighbors.
With the right tools, ordinary people can accomplish amazing things. It’s the commitment of the GoFundMe team to continue to improve and deliver the best online fundraising tools to our users.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Day 112 - New Prosthetic & Crazy Hair!

So I picked up a new sponsor, Bone Yard FX, who sent me a full face prosthetic to demonstrate in my videos. I am going to do a really great video on how to paint, apply & remove the prosthetic on Sunday or Monday. I hope you will keep your eyes open for this.

Also, I have decided to stop the contest at 10 winners altogether. That means when I have 10 correct answers, they will be the winners! I think this the the fairest way to do the contest. I already have 5 winners, I just need 5 more correct answers. Email or PM me on Facebook or YouTube with the answer.

Thanks for visiting & Happy Painting!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 111 - Contest Update & Full Creepy Bunny

Please DO NOT post the answer in a reply or comment, post all answers in a Private Message on Facebook or YouTube or email

The question is "Where did I get started & How did I get my name?"

Now the simple tutorial is a full face version of the creepy bunny I did on my cheek. I hope you like it.

Keepin' it short and sweet and I will leave you all with Happy Painting!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Day 110 - Clean Room & Contest

As you saw I had to clean my mess of a room. It is small and I wish I had a bigger room to work with, but you have to take what you can get in this economy.

I am almost at 500 subscribers on YouTube and have close to 2500 friends on Facebook and because of this, I am having a contest. I will be giving away all 10 of the hand crafted DFX falsies I was given to 10 people who can answer this question correctly:

"Where did I get started in face painting & how did I get my name Katmandew?"

All you have to do is answer the question in a Personal Message either on Facebook or on YouTube. If I have more than 10 correct answers, I will randomly choose the 10 winners and contact you via PM or email.

Good Luck & Happy Painting!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day 109 - 2 Simple Easter & 1 Sugar Skull

So Shannon Randolph and a few others were wondering what kind of boy Easter design can be done. So I promised to show a couple simple designs. Use your imagination and just have fun. There a lots of boy designs you can do.

Also, Sugar Skulls is the Theme of the Day on the Facebook Group and I decided to do a masculine one for my Subscription Website.

Here are the photos:

Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 108 - Bears!

So today I decided to do another quick simple face painting suggested by Ben Bonser, a Panda! A fun and really simple one to do.

I also decided to do an open mouth Brown Bear for a tutorial on my subscription website. It is not my best work and I am wondering why I am not doing as good as I usually do. I guess I am just really tired and need to take a break soon, but I enjoy doing this and want you to enjoy watching. I gues that is also why I am putting my Tetris tutorial up on YouTube so you can see it for FREE,

Here are the photos of the Panda and Open Mouth Bear! Happy Painting!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 107 - Going to Gigs Sick

This is NOT a rant, but an informative video about something that concerns us all in the face & body art community.

In the past, concerns arose about sick children being painted and the consensus was that we do not paint a sick child's face, but instead we paint their arms, legs or give them something like a temp tattoo and break the news gently to them that we cannot.

A new question came up that falls into this subject, "we don't paint sick children...but what about when WE wake up sick the day of a party? A much anticipated party at that???"

This is a very good question and there are 2 answers, YES & NO. As Professionals, we have to make sure that we keep our customers informed & safe.  You can also reschedule for another time, but that is not the case when it is a birthday, company, corporate or private party or event. Sometimes, and I know we all don't want to do this, we need to cancel. If you do not want to cancel, here are 3 things you can do to alleviate this problem.
  1. Call all face painters in your area and see if some one can cover for you.
  2. Call the customer and tell them you are under the weather and you can still do the job, but you will be wearing a face mask.
  3. Show up with a face mask and talk to the customer letting them know your condition.
Having a face mask eliminates the problem of spreading your germs through the air and making everyone else sick. Also make sure you have plenty of hand sanitizer on hand.

The customer will understand and be thankful you are looking out for the welfare of the children. They will not speak bad about you, even if you cancel, because you were upfront, honest & professional.

Here is something to think about. If we do not use acrylics because they are harmful to the skin and we have stopped using certain paints because we are unsure how they will affect the skin or a person, then why would we go to a party or event sick?

If you have a question, concern or want to add to this, please leave a comment here or on Facebook.

Liliana Hopman & I have come up with a unique idea. We want to see what you come up with for face & body paintings by finding a current event, globally. We loved seeing what you have for the themes we did in the past, but some of them were ones you already did and NOT new ones created for the theme. You are all wonderful artists and love your work, but we want to challenge you to be better. That is why we came up with this idea. You have 2 days to create your painting have it voted by comments and we will chose the winner on Tuesday night.

Please read the Doc on the group page to find out more details. You can click the link above to go to the group and if you are not a member, click the button in the top right to Request to Join.

We look forward to see what you come up with. 

Until tomorrow, Happy Painting!

One other thing, the weather yesterday cleared up a little and we went and setup at the Redbud Festival in Honaker, VA. It was small and we did good, but the wind was horrible. Here are a few photos of the faces I did: