Seventies Night

 

Gotta love some Seventies-inspired face painting! :-)

Back to the seventies Bollywood seventies Seventies face paint Seventies Flower Power

Pregnant Belly Painting

Ok, so it’s not exactly a pregnant belly and this could only loosely be classed as bump art, but here’s a couple of body painting designs which could easily be adapted into a beautiful pregnant belly painting…

pregnant belly, bump artpregnant belly painting

Face painting scary clown

A friend wanted to go to a party as a scary clown this weekend. I’d been inspired by another face painter’s work and painted this – sadly, I was stuck at home with ill children, so missed the party, but apparently it went down a storm. I think the driver of the cab he got to the party was a little freaked out as well!…

Scary Clown Face paint

Cherry Blossom

Here’s a really quick cherry blossom design I painted at the weekend

cherry blossom face painting

Halloween

I love Halloween! It’s official! Here are a few pics….

 

Solstice 4MO

I recently face painted at Solstice 4MO  – a fundraising festival deep in the Sussex countryside for Mo Bourner, a 15 year old boy who was attacked in Bexhill last year. The attack left him with devastating, life changing injuries and his family are raising funds to buy the specialist equipment he now requires and to provide for his future needs. You can read more about Mo and make a donation here.

I felt honoured and privileged to be a part of the festival, to feel the love all around and to be able to help in a small way raising money by face painting the festival-goers. Here are a few pictures of some of the beautiful painted faces.

Please go to The Mo Bourner Appeal website and make a donation

 

 

CV Dazzle Update!

Further to my recent blog post on CV (Computer Vision) Dazzle, developed in the US by artist and designer, Adam Harvey, I’m proud to say that he has taken an interest in my take on this anti-surveillance artform. Check out what he has to say about my work on his website ( www.cvdazzle.com )

Inspiration: Check out these awesome CV Dazzle inspired face paintings from UK artist Celestielle Paint  ( http://t.co/3vvRIESC ).   Kids can hate big brother too!”

Picture taken from www.cvdazzle.com  by Adam Harvey

His groundbreaking work is receiving a lot of media attention around the world and is currently exhibiting in the US and Europe. Have a look at his other anti-surveillance work on   http://ahprojects.com/   – it’s pretty cool…..

Face Painting Party

Had a great day painting faces at the weekend. Big thanks to Will of Will Suttill Photography for the photo shoot and to stylist and blogger, Chelsea Dean, for the styling tips. Looking forward to working with you both again soon! Here’s a sneak peek of one of the designs – watch this space for the rest!face painting zebra print

CV Dazzle – Face Painting Style

I recently discovered Dazzle Camouflage  – a form of camouflage developed during the first world war to hide a ship’s size and speed from the enemy and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! If you are not familiar with this ‘art form’, here’s a link to wikipedia, where it is explained far better than I could!

Image taken from Wikipedia - Painting of Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool, by Edward Wadsworth, 1919

I then discovered that dazzle camouflage had been reinvented for our surveillance society, where it’s known as CV (computer vision) Dazzle – Face paint to fool computers! Basically, by breaking up the facial features used by the computer programme to identify faces – placement of eyes, nose etc, the software is unable to recognise faces or even see them as faces at all. In these days of CCTV, automatic face recognition and tagging on facebook and the like, this could be a useful way of hiding from the machines. In the words of a good friend of mine – “You’ve got a market for bank robbers, rioters and fare dodgers!” (I’m joking, of course!)  Take that, Big Brother!

Here’s a couple of examples of my take on the art form, inspired by the work of ahprojects.comFace painted CV Dazzle Camouflageblack and white CV dazzleFace painting CV dazzle camouflage

 

Tots that Rock!!

We’ll be at the Tots That Rock Disco in Shoreham next Sunday 26th February, from 2.30-4.30pm. Come down and say Hi if you are in the area

face paint tots that rock disco