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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I thought I’d try my hand at some alternative Valentine’s painting. Using Cameleon black, white & red face paints, I created these body art designs. I’d like to work them up into a full body paint one day – maybe next Valentine’s day :-)

love will tear us apart3 love will tear us apart2

 

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

 

 

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

 

Happy Halloween!

It’s been a busy few days for us, with lots of scary face painting going on. Pleased to say our fabulous scary skeleton was featured on The Guardian’s website today! Here’s a screen grab:

skeleton face painting featured on Guardian website
Skeleton!