I have finally been more proactive in getting current photos of my own personal face painting work. Until the site redesign for parties by Stacey I will have them updated regularly here: Stacey's face painting pictures
The classes I took last summer really paid off I think. When I look back at stuff I was doing a year ago, it's amazing how much my work has improved. It's fun experimenting too with new products and brushes and jamming with painters who are leaps and bounds better than I am . At first it's a little intimidating, but I find that as I paint with them it drives me to push against my internal limits (the little "I can't" voice inside) and really push myself.
The penguin and the hummingbird are a couple examples. A few months ago I would have told the girls no, I can't paint penguins (hummingbirds). I had a hard time with birds for some reason, but I tried last week and am pretty happy with how it turned out (and they were thrilled)!
(rainbow butterfly May '09)
(rainbow butterfly May '10)