Whimsy Wise Creative Solutions

Antioch, CA

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How does your service stand out?

I have 79+ FIVE STAR reviews and counting! I've been hired just on Thumbtack close to 120 times and over 200 including direct contacts and happy repeat clients! My standard Face Painting rates are a convenient FLAT FEE per event (up to 3 hours), not per hour. My rates are competitive for the amount of time I offer! I truly invest in your event - striving to make creative magical memories for kids of all ages! I provide a variety of designs and skills and I bring a unique whimsical flair with detail to match - endless ideas. I really LOVE what I do! I love kids and celebrations, plus Painting is my passion! I can also provide custom designs to match your event theme, and I offer other party services to meet your needs! Most requested are: 1*Face/Body Painting, and other party services; Glitter & Temp Tattoos, Craft Table, Party Games & Relays, and more. 2*Make or Painting Custom Favors/ Decorations/ Signs/ Displays (i.e. Birthday, Shower, and Wedding Decor) 3*Sewing Alterations & Costumes 4*Event Makeup, application lessons My skill-sets are many. I am willing to consider any special request or job if it relates to creativity and art especially. Please contact me!!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I enjoy all things creative, utilizing my God given artistic skills - painting is my passion! My business is a wonderful creative outlet for me, but also intended to be a blessing, providing you with a special service that most cannot do, at a competitive rate. I'm a mom too and understand limited budgets. I stand out by offering more time for one rate and exceptional artistry! I love what I do and really enjoy people. I invest in you and your event, like I'm apart of the family. My goal is to exceed your expectations, creating a special relationship that you will be a repeat client!
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Location

Antioch, CA 94509

Years in business

3

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

127

Reviews

79 Reviews
  • Adriana S. Apr 13, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Great Job!
    great job tina!
  • Magda M. Apr 10, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review Updated
    Definitely Recommend for Quality, Detailed Face Painting
    We hired Tina for our daughter's outdoor birthday party at the park. She painted faces and hair for the duration of the party without stopping -- despite some rainy weather. We were so impressed with her work ethic, friendly disposition and warm interaction with the kids, and her detailed face painting. All of the kids were so thrilled with their paintings, it really was a shame to have to wash them off. She also painted hair which was such a fun option because so many of the kids have dark hair and chalk just doesn't show up. We would definitely hire her again. Our daughter said that she specifically wants Tina at her party next year. We are very pleased.
  • Verified Review Original
    Definitely Recommend for Quality, Detailed Face Painting
    We hired Tina for our daughter's outdoor birthday party at the park. She painted faces and hair for the duration of the party without stopping -- despite some rainy weather. We were so impressed with her work ethic, friendly disposition and warm interaction with the kids, and her detailed face painting. All of the kids were so thrilled with their paintings, it really was a shame to have to wash them off. She also painted hair which was such a fun option because so many of the kids have dark hair and chalk just doesn't show up. We would definitely hire her again. Our daughter said that she specifically wants Tina at her party next year. We are very pleased.
  • Tanika P. Mar 24, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    My daughter's 3rd Birthday party
    Tina is awesome!! Her work is very neat not rushed and look so freaking great. Thanks, again from Tanika
  • Anne L. Mar 4, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Good job tina..❤
    Great! She knows how to make kids ☺
  • Walter W. Jan 24, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She was ABSOLUTELY GREAT!!!! Her work is beautiful! She was very upfront about how long it would take and how much it should cost. No hidden or unexpected charges. We would hire Whimsy again!!!
  • Maria P. Jan 4, 2017
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Great artist
    It was a great pleasure to have her at my grand daughter's 1st birthday she was a great face artist and wonderful with the children.
  • Shari D. Dec 22, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Class Act
    A job well done. Very happy with service.
  • Crystal W. Dec 12, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Whimsy Wise at my daughters 5th birthday
    She is very talented. Her art work was amazing. I would hired her again and again and again.
  • Christian R. Nov 20, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Awesome!!!
    She did an excellent job with the kids, very professional, art work was fantastic. Highly recommended.
  • Misty B. Nov 14, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Amazing
    Tina is amazing!! We used her for face painting which was outstanding! Definitely will use her services again!
  • Valeria V. Nov 3, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Face Painting
    Ms. Tina came in for face painting . She was an amazing artist , great hospitality, awesome person with kids . Everyone loved her . She made my daughter and her classmates the best Halloween ever . Thank you so much Ms. Tina , definitely recommend her for a kids party or any face painting event .
  • Azarel D. Oct 16, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She's awesome
    She's awesome. Her work of art shows how she loves doing her job and how she enjoys doing it. The kids love to have their face or hands paint on. She works well with them too.. I definitely would recommend her for your party or events.
  • Angelina B. Oct 9, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Amazing! Love her!
    Amazing! Fun! Friendly! Out standing work! Great price! Definitely added a special touch to the party. 💚💜💙😃
    Tina T. Oct 10, 2016

    Thanks, I had a great time too.... great party!

  • Maria A. Sep 19, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Wonderful Service and Great Talent
    She was a true professional - prompt, sweet, and very talented. The children loved having her at our daughter's baptism. 😊
    Tina T. Sep 25, 2016

    Thanks Maria! I am so glad you enjoyed my services! The kids were polite and warm and really seemed to enjoy the paintings.

  • Nadiyah E. Sep 18, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Extremely Satisfied
    If I could give more than five stars I would. Tina was so professional and organized. Her work was amazing. I will be using her services again.
    Tina T. Sep 25, 2016

    Thank you so much Nadiyah! It is my goal to have such satisfied customers. You and the kids were just great.

  • Betty J. Aug 21, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina was great. She was pleasant and accomadating even though we asked to stay over longer as we had more kids who wanted their face painted. I would recommend her to everyone.
    Tina T. Aug 24, 2016

    Thank you so much Betty! My pleasure! Everyone was great and had a great time.

  • Bertha M. Aug 1, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
  • Adriana A. Jul 31, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Awesome !!! I give Tine 5 Stars !!
  • Patricia H. Jun 26, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina was hired to paint the faces of about 20 children at my granddaughter's birthday party. I could not be more pleased with the results. The children loved her creative and fun designs. Tina is very talented and has tremendous patience and a great rapport with the kids. I feel very fortunate to have found her services on Thumbtack and if the opportunity arises, I would not hesitate to hire her again.
  • Adriana H. Jun 26, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    My guest we more than excited!! I love all the face paintings Tina did. She was a trooper and stayed more then her scheduled time to accommodate the kids that would come up to get a face painting at the last minute. Thank you Tina Good JOB!! I will totally use you again :)
  • Ann O. Jun 15, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina did a great job with the face painting. The kids didn't mind waiting because of her cool designs. She was also great in accomodating all of my requests. Will definitely refer her to others.
  • Priscilla S. May 23, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
  • M. P. May 16, 2016
    Painting Lessons
    Verified Review
    I have not met this lady yet, but her website is perfect for an 11 year old boy! I think he will love learning to paint from her. Her price was right!
  • Savahnna S. Apr 25, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    On time! Great work! And the kids and parents loved her and she was so easy going and great to work with
  • Jeannette W. Apr 3, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
  • Lea D. Mar 7, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She did a good job! My guests and I were happy with the face painting on my son 7th bday. I would definitely recommend her.
  • Julia S. Feb 29, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    The face painting was a success. Talk about good work, Tina is the one for you. People were showing Tina pics from the Internet and she was drawing them exactly as it was on the face. Wow I was amazed. Best face painting by far.
  • Tara F. Feb 7, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    We can not even begin to express how awesome Tina was! Her communication was spot on allowing us to focus on other areas of our daughters party. Her ideas for a craft table was outstanding and was a huge hit at the party. I was expecting typical face painting but was truly blown away by the amount of detail, the amount of time taken and pride she put into her work (not to mention most of the paintings were full facial and not random "stars and moons" on a cheek). It would not be fair of me to say just how long she stayed but simply put, she was here a great deal longer than what we had originally contracted for and she just wanted to make sure every kid was satisfied. We have all ready referred Tina to other parents and without a doubt will be using her services again in the future.
  • Bianca S. Jan 24, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Everyone absolutely loved her work and she was awesome with the kids!
  • Tatenysha H. Jan 10, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Where do I began... The quality of her work was amazing!!! Her professionalism exceeded my expectations. She's very organized and patient. She offers great service fora great price. Thanks Whimsy Wise
  • Princess C. Jan 7, 2016
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina was awesome, I appreciate everything she did. Everyone was happy with their painting. I am definitely going to hire her again.
  • Darrel M. Dec 30, 2015
    Custom Arts and Crafts
    Verified Review
    Our family, more importantly, my wife & I went on our first Hawaii trip in October. This was extremely important to us for many reasons. Furthermore, we wanted to memorialize our trip to Pearl Harbor because both my father & my wife's father were Veterans (also our father's fathers & even their fathers too!) Ultimately we had a million photos, artifacts & trinkets that are very dear to our hearts that we wanted to somehow display for all to see. Whimsy Wise Creations put together a phenomenal shadow box using all of our stuff (including photos), some personal flare & even gift wrapped it for my wife for Christmas. We were so pleased with her work ethic, her creativeness & overall her entire presentation. We can't thank her enough for putting together something we can enjoy for many years to come & someday hand down to our children.
    Tina T. Dec 31, 2015

    This is a beautiful review Darrel. I am so pleased that you and your wife loved the shadowbox! Call upon me any time. It was a pleasure to work with you. ~Tina

  • Al M. Nov 3, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
  • Madison M. Oct 19, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina was great to work with! Her designs were fantastic! All of our guests loved her artwork. We would definitely hire Tina again.
  • Aesha H. Oct 19, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She was great with the make up and designs!! Very nice person
  • Nicole C. Oct 15, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina was awesome! A very nice lady! She did a great job and all the kids loved their designs! The party was motorcycle theme, so she even designed some "biker style" paintings just for the party! She did some basic designs and some very detailed designs as well. Ninja turtle masks for the boys, beautiful detailed designs for the girls, and she was even able to paint my 1 year old son with no problem! Some of the partygoers commented that they wanted to hire her for their parties, and I will definitely be hiring her again! Thank you for helping make my party great Tina!
  • Devan B. Oct 12, 2015
    whimsy wise does amazing artwork, she was on time, she kept the kids calm and patient while waiting for their turns. The kids loved getting their face painted and my daughter had a blast for her 4th birthday. Tina even stayed a little late to do the kids that showed up late to the party and i appreciated that very much. This was the first time i did a big party for my daughter and having whimsy wise (tina) come was well worth it. Very reasonably priced, nice, and beautiful artwork. I will definitely be hiring her again for other events!!!!
  • Connie L. Sep 27, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Face painting. Tina came on time and setup. She did an awesome job!!!! All the kids and parents were amazed with her work. Many wanted her business card. They all kept asking me where I found Tina. Thumbtack of course!!! She did an amazing job and I am so thankful! We will be hiring her again for other family parties!!! (0:
  • Tamara T. Sep 19, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She did a great job.
  • Laura H. Sep 12, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina gave less than 48 hrs to find new services due to a health/personal. She texted me Thursday 8pm and I was lucky to find someone else for a lot more money i had just a day to find someone.
  • Carol T. Aug 17, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina was wonderful with the kids. The parents said she was the best face painting artist ever. Tina was very professional and at the same time let her hair down with the children. They love her and all the different designs she offered. Couldn't be happier that we hired her.
  • Kathy C. Aug 13, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Great art skills
  • Mike C. Aug 11, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina has a real talent, she did wonderful face painting job on our kids for our party. She was great with the kids, and parents have complimented her work. The paint comes off easily and not irritating. My daughter who celebrated her birthday loved her face paint. She also charged us an inexpensive flat rate and this made a difference since we are on a budget. She communicates well and very professional. I definitely recommend Tina!
  • Emma E. Aug 6, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
  • Wong V. Aug 3, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    I am very happy with the service she provider. The kids were excited and had so much fun. I would recommend her to anyone..
  • Shakeela T. Jul 28, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    What a wonderful job she did with the face painting it was spectacular and she kept the kids very occupied and happy with all of her wonderful party games that kept all of the kids very occupied and happy, I would recommend her to anyone and have her again for my next child's birthday party
  • Bernadette D. Jul 27, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    We are so happy to have found Tina and Whimsy Wise!
  • Susan G. Jul 26, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina did face painting for my granddaughters first birthday! Worked non stop for 4 hours! Did an amazing job! She is an artist! Arrived on time and did everything we agreed to. What a wonderful woman. I would use her again in a heartbeat. Loved her!
  • Marilyn G. Jul 13, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    You did a wonderful job and highly reccomend you for anyones party! I will definently be hiring you again the futre.
  • Chrissy V. Jul 13, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Hired her for both, my daughter & son's birthday party. You did a fantastic job, Tina!!!! Thank you so very much!
  • Toni T. Jul 5, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina was great ~ she had artful designs and actually convinced several seniors to have a design painted on their faces or arms! I had spoken to these very seniors about getting their faces painted, and they all told me "no," but she was able to entice them into being adventurous and trying it!
  • Heather W. Jul 3, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Kids and parents alike liked Tina's personality and artistic designs. What a great addition to the party. Will definitely call her again!!!
  • Kristy. D. Jun 21, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
  • Alice W. Jun 18, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina was very easy to talk to over the phone. Everything went smoothly and she made the planning very easy. Can't wait to work with her.
  • Kristin T. Jun 12, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Everyone loved her work! She was on-time, friendly, and great with the kids (and adults!) Would hire her again for another event!
  • Vanessa L. Jun 7, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    She did an outstanding job, all my friends and family were happy and satisfied. I'm definitely hiring her again!
  • Brittany L. May 31, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina u were awesome ii will hire you for all my parties:)
    Tina T. Jun 1, 2015

    Thank you so much Brittany! The kids were awesome, so enthusiastic. That is what makes my job the best! I am happy to do any future party for you.

  • Veronica A. May 24, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina helped with a fundraiser/family walk. Tina was amazing! I will definitely be calling her again. The quality of work was great! A sheer pleasure and everyone was very happy with her work, even the teenagers. I received a lot of very positive feedback.
  • Rebecca S. May 18, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina was a huge hit at my daughter's 5th birthday party. Her face painting (and arm painting!) is above and beyond. Every single kid came away with something special and just a little bit magical as well. Tina stayed until every kid (and an adult or 2!) had been painted. She was great with the kids who somehow managed to sit still for her. Communication before and during the party was easy, fast and friendly. Thanks, Tina!
  • William P. May 14, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina was PHENOMENAL! She was the highlight of our 3 year old's birthday party. Tina was very patient and her designs were amazing. Many of the mothers at the party raved about the quality of her designs & creativity; of which I concurred with, obviously. I also loved how reasonable Tina's price was compared to other artists! She's definitely a must at any little girl's (or boys) party! The kids will LOVE her! Thank you Tina!
  • Cathy W. May 5, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina is VERY talented and reliable. I highly recommend her. I was impressed by her ability to recreate the club logo for our lacrosse players. She had many colorful designs to choose from. The glitter added an extra sparkle to the design. I would hire Tina again!!!
  • Kimra E. Apr 24, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina was great! We had a huge number of children at our event, much more than expected. She handled them very well and her designs were brilliant. Thank you TINA!!!
  • Kay V. Apr 19, 2015
    Tina is a wonderfully gifted artist and teacher. She has amazingly creative ideas and concepts, yet is very flexible and easy to work with. She has helped with making on a set design and decorating for our Summer School program. She came up with many great ideas that fit in our limited budget. She has been working with our children's ministry over the last year and has added a wonderful creative dynamic. She is a very interactive leader that is patient with the children while allowing them to enjoy their experience.
  • Nidhi R. Apr 13, 2015
    Face Painting
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  • Christina C. Apr 7, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina was amazing! She was great with the kids her designs were fun and creative and she made our party a success! I would highly recommend her and plan on having her at future parties :)
  • Coquitha H. Apr 1, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    The date I needed her for was unavailable but she was available the day of my nieces party.. She's such a sweetheart and shes definitely what I was looking for.
  • Debra V. Mar 29, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina was very patient and the children loved her artistry and face paints!
  • Jennifer K. Mar 22, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
  • Timmesha J. Mar 20, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    I just love, love, loved her. I can't wait to book her for future events. She was awesome, very artistic, and really had great patients dealing with small children. My son asked Tina if she can come back tomorrow... LOL he had a great Birthday Thanks to Miss TINA
  • Aston A. Mar 15, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
  • Sonya B. Mar 1, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina did facepainting for my son's TNMT-themed birthday party for a full 2 hours. I was impressed by her promptness to come on short notice. As well, her wonderful personality and ability to do a variety of subjects, made the kids' experience a memorable one.
  • Laarni M. Feb 22, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Really nice lady. The kids and even the adult enjoyed her job. I recommend her for doing a great job. I thank her for doing a good one.
  • Konni S. Feb 22, 2015
    Tina has done numerous things for me over the years....Wedding decorations: Photo collage display, floral bouquets, my bridal hair piece and toe/shoe accents for the bridal party, and other wedding decorations. She did my make up and also sang beautifully. She also made me a hand painted wooden tassel holder and a beautiful hand painted custom bird house. Tina does great work. You won't be sorry if you work with Tina.
  • Krystal P. Feb 11, 2015
    Loved her work with face painting at my nicese bday party all the kids loved having her there couldnt have asked for anyone else very satisfied and will be contacting for futher partys. THANK YOU SO MUCH TINA ALL THE KIDS ENJOED IT.
    Tina T. Feb 11, 2015

    Thanks Krystal, I am so glad that your niece enjoyed my face painting for her FROZEN themed bday.

  • Catherine L. Feb 4, 2015
    Tina designed and crafted props for a Christmas play at Calvary Open Bible Church. The props were professionally made. Her artistry and use of color and materials made the production outstanding. Tina is detailed oriented, imaginative and meets her deadlines. She consults well with her clients and can bring to life the wants of the client. She has great vision and can make an idea into a reality.
    Tina T. Feb 11, 2015

    What a pleasure it was working with you again Catherine! Any time. You too are a very creative lady.

  • Becky C. Jan 23, 2015
    Excellent work. I have used her on many things from hemming my pants to fixing my sons sweaters and hemming my sons pants as well. She did a great job fixing up my sons favorite stuffed sonic and even made him a cute sleeping bag. She is very very reasonable in price too. I use her and will continue to do so.
    Tina T. Feb 11, 2015

    Thanks so much Becky, you are one of my favorite clients! Always giving me good challenge. You are a great example of what I mean when I say that I am willing to try to repair just about anything... from stuffed animals, curtains, to couch pillow, etc. Once had request to repair a cloth movie screen! Keep it coming... Thanks!

  • Gloria D. Jan 15, 2015
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    Tina did face painting for my daughters birthday party she did a wonderful job all the kids and parents were happy with the turn out. Also she is very patient I wound I highly recommend her to my friends and family
    Tina T. Feb 11, 2015

    Thanks Gloria! enjoyed all the kids! one of the biggest birthdays I done. Your daughter is so cute and seem to love the LaLa Loopsy designs. When I saw her at the other birthday party, the leopard print looked so good on her! I wish I would have taken a picture! I hope you call me again.

  • Nicole C. Jan 8, 2015
    Tina has been a great help to me . Sewing, make-up and much more. Tina thank you for all that you do!!!!!!
    Tina T. Feb 11, 2015

    Thank you Nicole. Any time you need more hemming or alterations, or even makeup for another special occasion, please call me. You are one of my sweetest clients.

  • Treena N. Dec 11, 2014
    Face Painting
    Verified Review
    It was great! Affordable! The kids loved her Especially my daughter she never wanted me to wash it off lol.But ofcourse all things must come to an end...We will definitely be using you again Tina Thanks so much!!!
    Tina T. Feb 11, 2015

    I appreciate you taking the time to give me a review. Your daughter was so energetic and LOVED face painting! Especially the Frozen theme. If you ever need my face painting again, please call, and I also do many other services as well. I not only make decorations and props, custom giant character posters for photo op booths, but also coordinate kids party games and relays, and special occasion makeup. keep me in mind! Thanks again.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Communicate via phone, email, text, or Thumbtack messaging - I just ask questions so I can meet their needs!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Most of what I do comes from MANY years of experience and growing up in a creative and artistic family. However, I am always observing and looking for new ideas. I will do the research necessary so I can do my best work for you. I have taken a variety of classes and workshops to build my skills, and I continue to learn and grow each day. The samples of my work on my website speak for themselves. My designs are above average and can be adapted to meet your needs.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Pricing varies because I offer many different services. Example: FACE PAINTING - I consider type of event, number of guests wanting painting, the time needed, the type of designs, and distance needed to travel to generate of competitive quote. My fee starts at $165 - $250 per private or public event - up to 3 hours max. I include glitter and jewels on designs that call for them, at no addl charge. Again, factors such as more time, long traveling distances, or many guests to be painted in a shorter time will increase the fee... but always competitive and fair! I offer more time for a flat rate than most face painters!! I am happy to discuss a quote if you want to text, email, or call me. The following are some common pricing for some of the OTHER requested services (but still subject to change): MAKEUP: Costume makeup application starting at $20 and up for-per person (Halloween) Special occasion/Wedding makeup starting at $150 for 2 (Include Bride and MOH or MOB and a pre-event trial makeup application). Each addl person in wedding party is $45-50. I use my own professional makeup. (Sorry, no hair styling at this time) TEACHING MAKEUP APPLICATION: I specialize in teaching women and teens beauty makeup application for personal experience and self-esteem. I teach makeup for everyday, professional, or special occasion, even current trends like a smokey eye. I also educate about skin care. I also teach small groups, such as a party or a shower events. I also enjoy teaching pre-teens how to appropriately apply makeup. Depending on your needs, a private lesson is $75 for initial 2 hours and $25 for a followup 1 hour session if needed. Discounts for groups and teens. SEWING: Hemming pants sewn via machine $10, via hand stitched $12-15. Hemming a skirt, min $12 and $3 for ea addl foot of hem beyond 30 inches. More pricing updates to follow.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I am a wife and mom but was an administrative professional for decades and used my creative talents often. I helped churches and community events and charities. I've have volunteered for many years (and presently), and previously provided so many of my creative services for free. Those years were invaluable experience! My friends and family often encouraged me to pursue a creative career! I just wanted to use my creative skills in a bigger way, expand and make a little more money in the process. So in mid 2014, I decided to put all my creative skills to use and start my own business. I am trying to make extra income for my family, but I am also fulfilling my dream of being able to share my creativity for others to enjoy! I LOVE IT! I am building my business one satisfied customer at a time.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Explained above
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Explained above
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Again, good communication is best. Be clear with what you want, but be open to suggestions and different creative perspective. I will do my best to meet your needs and hopefully more than satisfy - that's the goal. I'm available via phone, text, and email.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
How many kids/guests expected to want a face painting? Not everyone will want to get a painting, but remember to estimate if adults will be painted as well, but consider the time that would be needed. When your teen and adult guests see the type of designs I can paint, they often want a painting as well. I usually paint the kids (14 and under) first and then older guests as time permits. If you expect over 15 kids, note that 1 hour is not enough time. If you are expecting 15-20 kids to want a face painting (which is the average # for most private birthday parties), I will likely need the whole 3 hours. My designs are typically detailed and more than they expect ~ which has always been welcomed. I often paint custom requests as well. Therefore, I offer a full three hours gives me opportunity to do my best work. However, if you expect more than 20 guests to want a face painting, I may only be able to offer a SIMPLER SET of designs for the time available. We would discuss these options based on your needs. Type of designs vs Time ~ Remember, if you are looking for full face designs, but have a lot of kids and limited time; be aware that a full face takes a lot more time! But if you have only 10-12 kids at your event, it shouldn't be a problem to do full faces. For most parties and events, I would offer a single design on the cheek, around one eye, a mask over two eyes, and forehead design, or on the arm/shoulder or leg. If there are many kids (20+) you may consider having the professional only offer single designs, not mask, foreheads, or full faces; so all the kids have an opportunity to get a painting. Discuss it with your professionals! But also, I ask when the party actually starts. Some clients want me to come a while after it starts. I prefer to come at beginning because I always have someone to paint, and while I am doing those few... more come. I want enough time so everyone can get painted who wants one.) Consider if your event will be inside or outside. If inside, good lighting is needed. If outside, shading is needed. The heat of the sun does affect the paints, how they apply, and affects the kids and myself. It doesnt have to be complicated, a shaded overhang, a patio, even a tree will work fine. A popup may be needed. Many professionals have their own. Ask professionals what kind of paints and other items they use on the skin; if they are professional grade, FDA approved, or if they have special paints for sensitive skin. Do the research, especially online, and see what style the professional uses. Look at picture samples and be specific if you want something special or unique. Asking doesnt hurt, most will accommodate. Be clear with your directions; make sure you are detailed as to where the face painter is to setup (if you have a preference), provide names or #s of site areas and links to maps so the painter can find your event location promptly. Also make sure your event location is recognizable and easy to find with some kind of marker, banner or balloons, then let the profession know what to look for. Communication is key!