Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Interview with Voyage Magazine

I was recently interviewed for a prestigious online magazine based in LA, called Voyage. Please take the time to read the article about my face painting business.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sugar Skulls

Face Painting Sugar Skulls in Santa Ana, Irvine, Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo and San Clemente, Orange County

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Face Painting and Balloon Twisting

Face Painting and Balloon Twisting!!! Call now and impress your guests with our fabulous entertainers. 949.357.0557

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Face Painting Encourages Creativity

Children have a different perception of the world and for them getting face painted is more important than birthday cake. They will stand in line and watch me work for hours. Then, once they have their "face on", they become the character that I have painted. Little boys truly become super heroes, like Batman, or evil villains, like Darth Maul, for a day. Girls just like to keep taking my mirror and will stare at themselves like there is nobody else in the world. I can see that they really believe they are a princess or a cat. It such a delight to be able to transform some little person into something completely different...and to watch their imaginations take over is priceless.

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This little girl in Lake Forest wanted to be a cat and her beautiful mom was a fan of Snoopy.

This is the greatest job and I am so blessed to be a successful, professional entertainer. I love that I can proudly say that I am a Face Painter.

To have an ARTovator entertain at your party then please call:  

(949) 357-0557

or visit our web site at:

Entertaining with Love!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Star Wars Fever

Star Wars fever is on and it is great fun to be challenged at every event with new characters to paint such as BB8. After over 9 years of face painting I have mastered the Darth Maul face, and can even paint it in under 5 minutes; while still maintaining great precision and detail. I have also had to paint Chewbacca at an event in Costa Mesa, a Storm trooper at a birthday party in Irvine, and Boba Fett at a birthday party in Rancho Santa Margarita. 

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The best face painters and balloon twisters in Orange County. Call to find out about FREE face painting in Aliso Viejo. Entertaining with Love! Book a face painter now (949) 357-0557

Highest quality professional entertainment: face painter, glitter tattoos, balloon twister, clown, princess, caricatures, juggler, airbrush tattoos. Professional face painting for all of Orange County: Irvine, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Coto de Caza, San Clemente, Ladera Ranch, Dana Point, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, RSM, Portola, Mission Viejo, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Lake Forest, Nellie Gail, Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Villa Park, Orange, Seal Beach, Westminster, Fullerton.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Face Painting Coupon

End of Year Special!

20% OFF for a face painter 
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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Before the Party!

Before the Party!

Face painting is the greatest job and I'm so happy to be a successful, professional face painter.

Although, most people don't realize what goes on behind the scenes. My clients don't know the hoops I have to jump through sometimes just to book a party. If the party is in Irvine or Newport Beach/Corona Del Mar you have to have a license through the city. The Irvine license costs $50...and Newport Beach? Yikes! That one is $250. 
If the party mommy wants to have her child's party in a park then you need to be insured and registered through the Orange County Parks Board. Insurance is around $100-$200 a year, and $10 extra to add an additional insured certificate, which most companies require.

Then there's the cost of paint. For quality professional body paint you are looking at about $15-$25 - per color. Then buy your brushes at $7 each; a $75-$150 kit to carry everything in, and not to mention glitter, gems and body glue ($50). A true body painter's entire kit costs way over $1000.

If the mom asks for a specific theme then you must create one. That means rounding up all the neighbors children and coming up with 10 different puppy faces, because the party you are doing the next weekend has a dog theme. Sometimes the themes can be quite daunting, such as once I had to do a Candy party and found it very difficult to make a menu with suckers and sweets choices. 

A true professional artist will always have a legitimate web site. And I don't mean a Facebook page. A web site shows that you are dealing with someone who takes their business seriously. A web site means you plan to be around, which then means that you are always trying to do a good job. I pay GoDaddy about $200 a year for my web site. Luckily I am also a qualified web site designer so I got to design my site for free. Normally you would have to spend around $3000 for a site like mine. Same goes for a Yelp page...sure they are free, but if you are planning to make a name for yourself then you would not be afraid of establishing credibility. I love the reviews I get.

Now you must factor in the gas it costs to drive to your gig. Sometimes I drive all the way to Los Angeles, San Diego, even Riverside. I drive a hybrid because of the amount of driving I do (15,000 miles a year) and so the gas costs me around $5-$20 every weekend.

So when people raise their eyebrows at the cost involved to hire a entertainer, please take all these things into consideration and know that $75-$125 per hour is a very reasonable rate for a face painter. And also remember that we are painting on a 3D moving target, but the kids love the end result and the parents love the memories.

That's all!

ARTovator ~ face painting with love