Archive for July, 2011

Face Painting at Universal Studios

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

I mentioned before, sometimes I like to see the video of a real face painter in action as seen by the parents over a professional doing a face painting demo in their own home. Here are two videos from parents taken at Universal Studios…

Boy becomes Frankenstein at Universal Studios

Boy becomes Dog

Used Book Stores

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

I have never been big on reading books. In school, the only books I ever read, were the books my teachers said I had to read. But, once I decided to become a clown, I realized I needed books to help me learn the skills I needed to succeed. I ordered a few books from the various websites that sell clown, face painting, and balloon supplies. I also got a few books from It wasn’t until I was bored one weekend and decided to venture into a used book store that I discovered there was a cheaper way to get great books.

I have been visiting the local used book store every month or two and never walk away without finding something interesting. I have found books on juggling, magic, mime, clowning, face painting, balloons, puppets, jokes and a variety of other topics. The best thing is that I rarely have to pay more than $3 for a book. I don’t think I can go wrong spending $10 and coming home with 3 or 4 used books. Actually, it is usually more like $30 and 8 to 10 books.

Used Books

Vote for your favorite cow

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Friday, July 8th was Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-A and now is the time to vote for your favorite cow. I hope you will vote for me by visiting my page at

Cow Appreciation Day

Mike at Chick-Fil-A on Cow Appreciation Day

Cow Appreciation Day

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Friday, July 8th is Cow (Customer) Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A and customers who come dressed head to toe as cows get a free meal. Visit their website for more details.

So, here are some ideas for cow balloons or face painting designs.

July Face Painting and Balloon Jam in Chantilly

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Each month, I host a face painting and balloon jam at the Cici’s Pizza in Chantilly. It is normally on the 2nd Monday of the month, and in July, the official jam will be on Monday, July 11th.

Face paints

This month, we will share ideas for dealing with lines. The theme is only a conversation starter… come with your questions and ideas for dealing with lines of kids (both at birthday parties and larger festivals) and share with others. What do you do when faced with 15 kids who all want to be next? Bring your ideas and an open mind for the discussion. The regular Jam will be from 7:00-9:00 pm when the restaurant closes. Bring your balloons and face painting supplies.

Note: The theme is more a conversation starter for the dinner period of the jam. It is not a lecture but an open opportunity to ask questions of the group or share what has worked in the past.

The actual jam portion of the night begins around 7:00 and continues until Cici’s closes at 9:00pm. You can come as early or late as you like. The jam is open to face painters and balloon twisters of all skill levels.

June Face Painting and Balloon Jam in Chantilly
Monday, July 11th
Buffet from 6:00 – 7:00
Jam from 7:00 – Close

CiCi’s Pizza Buffet
14392 Chantilly Crossing Lane
Chantilly, VA 20151