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Introduction: I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and if I can see it, I can draw it! Follow me on Instagram! butterfliesandzebras I do customized boards for the theme of the party, I do all of superheros, I have homemade bling for all the princesses, and a large assortment of glitter tattoos! And for all the unicorn lovers, each child painted as a unicorn, receives special unicorn horn!

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Kate R.

Face Painting

Wow! All our expectations were exceeded with Sharron. She came through for us last minute and worked with our budget. Sharron made sure every kid (and some adults) were face painted and satisfied! The artwork was absolutely beautiful. As soon as Sharron got here, we felt confident and comfortable having her in our home. We will be sure to hire her for every party!!
butterfliesandzebras's reply
Thank you so much Kate! I felt very comfortable in your home...like fam! I had so much fun and the kids were great! It was truly my pleasure! Hope to see you soon!
Jun 24, 2019
Tracy M.

Face Painting

She did fantastic work and stayed to make sure everyone had an opportunity to have their face (or arms) painted to their liking.
Aug 17, 2017
Mubeen U.

Face Painting

Sharon was awesome and very friendly with kids. she arrived early and stayed late to face paint all the kids who came for the party. Kids got there faces as well as both the hands painted. Sharon used custom made glitters and put up a chart for kids to select from. I will be inviting her for all my kids parties and surely recommend her to all.
butterfliesandzebras's reply
Mubeen, The pleasure was all mine! The kids were adorable and I really enjoyed painting on them...they kept coming back for more! Thank you for having me and I certainly hope to see you again! Best, Sharon
Feb 7, 2017
Katha B.

Face Painting

Sharon was absolutely delight to have with us for our daughter's first birthday party! She was absolutely great and all the kids and adults had so much fun getting face and arms painted! She did unlimited painting for everybody and all the kids were simply delighted! Parents also commented about the quality work.. I will absolutely hire her for any kiddy party we will have in future! thank you sharon for making the party a super hit!
butterfliesandzebras's reply
The pleasure was all mine! All the kids were so cute and I simply loved painting them! You, your family and friends were so warm and nice, I actually felt like I was a part of the party! I am sure we will meet again, and I'm looking forward to it!
Sep 12, 2016
Amanda T.

Face Painting

Although I was unable to experience this event myself, coordination was simple and the face painting turned out fantastic. I was told she worked very well with the kids and had some awesome designs.
butterfliesandzebras's reply
Amanda it was my pleasure! The kids were great and we all had a great time...wasn't work for me, as I totally LOVE what I do, and I'm glad you can tell! Hope to work with you in the future! Sharon #butterfliesandzebras
Aug 15, 2016
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My rate varies according to how many faces I will paint and the time parameters. I am competitive in my rates as I try to work within the clients budget. However I do have a minimum rate of $250 for two hours. And most importantly, I am fully insured. That being said, I do not like to turn down parties as I love what I do. If I'm hired for three hours, I will stay longer if need be at no extra charge! My goal is to make everyone happy! I use FDA approved face paint and I design my own bling to use in my designs. I even use feathers for Tweety and other characters! And of course what face would be complete without glitter!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I always inquire about the ages of the children, if the party has a theme, and I then create a style board with options. I aim to please...if I can see it, I can draw it!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I had my first show in 4th grade!

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