I am a face and body artist trying to find color and happiness during Coronavirus/Covid-19 Pandemic 2020
No, really I’m really feeling the loss and the lack of connections I had with you. There is nothing that can ever replace the happy smiling faces I receive after decorating my clients with body art. I love the way it makes both me and the recipient smile.
Last week I went on a camping vacation. Normally on 4th July weekend, I am booked solid with patriotic face painting and tattoos. However, with the Coronavirus patriotic body art was canceled. For Body art Services we follow the guidelines that the CDC has enforced for nail salons and hairdressers. With that said technically I am able to be open for business however no calls are coming in. The guidelines I am following for Face Painting and Henna Tattoo.
This past 4th July weekend my family and I went camping. While my son was swimming in the lake I decided to decorate myself... As a creative colorful outlet. With this Coronavirus/ Covid-19 Pandemic. I haven't felt inspired to do art at all in a while.
I defrosted some henna paste. I decorated my left hand with 2 henna designs all while sitting on the beach watching my son play in the lake.
I have also decided to add some colors to my hair... I had to do the pink and purple over again. Because I am putting the dye over my natural strawberry blonde, graying hair. Once I get a good picture of how it turned out I will update this blog post... Until then keeping your mind, body and spirit healthy is particularly important right now xoxo.
Post-Coronavirus Face Painting Guidelines. Signs will be posted asking customers to follow guidelines at the body art workspace.
All clients/children and Artists need to follow these guidelines.
In WFA’s face and body art headquarters after each job, I wash my equipment thoroughly. My face painting sponges are washed on high heat in the washing machine and then dried thoroughly. All of my paintbrushes are soaked and cleaned. Insuring my kit is ready for the next event. I tend to be an over-packer with sanitizing products but now with this virus, I believe that full transparency is far more comforting to my clients. I think after this post it will relax you and make you happy.
A complaint I sometimes get. This face painting line is taking too long!?
1. I have rinse water that I refresh regularly.
2. I rinse out each of my paintbrushes after each child.
3. I wipe down my face painting kit with disinfectant.
4. I use only professional-grade face paint/makeup that has been manufactured to be antimicrobial.
5. I’m sorry It’s our company policy that we have to take regularly scheduled sanitation breaks. I just need to give things a quick spritz of disinfectant.
6. I spray "brush bath" (a water sanitizer) on all of my paints, brushes, and I add a "brush bath" to my rinse water I also spray it on my sponges as an extra precaution.
Yes, this causes me an extra step and slows me down BUT it provides a healthy working environment for both our clients and myself. Because I want for you to rest knowing that my kits have been cleaned and sterilized. I want everyone to be safe. I don’t want to be carrying germs and spreading germs. Being sanitary in my line of work is SO IMPORTANT!
On a regular basis, I will not paint anyone that appears sick. When I refuse to paint your child please do not get mad at me this is why. It’s against my company policy for your safety as well as mine. I am taking lots of precautions to be really sanitary. I always carry a few stickers and temporary tattoos with me to offer to the child (My over-packed kits ;-})
The CDC provides guidelines and recommendations for reopening during Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Wild Flower Artist Face and Body Art is developing guidelines and procedures that we will enforce for when we reopen. The close personal contact required to decorate my customers with temporary body art makes it especially challenging yet critically important to accommodate the necessarily social distancing and sanitation at this time.
Post-Coronavirus Henna Tattoo/Body Art Guidelines. Signs will be posted asking customers to follow guidelines at the body art workspace.
As an event entertainment company, I will be "thinking through every touch-point" that needs to be sanitized after each customer as I plan for the reopening of my body art company. I want my customers and artist to feel "safe and comfortable" with extra precautions in place. Keeping my artist and customers safe is my number-one priority for my businesses.
All customers and Artists need to follow these guidelines.
If you want the rainbow you have to put up with some rain.
No Gigs, Quarantine, and Social Distancing in a Pandemic. Today it is raining so I decided to try and paint a colorful rainbow swirl tie-dye on my house window. I went in my garage/studio looking for craft paint. I came across this artist palette with water base paint its not the best paint but it did the job. It’s no secret that I LOVE rainbows and color!
“When we are able to gather again let’s celebrate with color”!
Stayed tuned I am thinking of painting some sunflowers on the other window…
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Less gigs and more time in my WFA Face & Body Art office means... I’ve had a chance to catch up on blog post! Did I tell you I submitted an article for a face painting magazine?!?!?
Oh my goodness! OH MY GOODNESS check it out I am beyond excited! Don't you ever let your STINKIN THINKIN STOP YOU! What am I good at you ask? I LOVE TO GIVE OLD ITEMS A NEW PURPOSE! Creative recycling body art kits! I wanted to write this article for some time now and I kept putting it off... A part of me thought people will think it is silly or stupid. Then I decided what the heck Linda send it in, see what Gretchen Fleener says... AND LOOK SEE LOVED THE ARTICLE! I CANNOT WAIT TO GET THIS ISSUE! This summer issue is full of ideas to save money and make your tools & supplies last!
Some of my neighbors that do not know me think I am going Coronavirus Crazy. But for those that know me, NO it’s just Linda being silly…
I have been working on a new craft project with my family to help us combat our isolation. I have chickens and I have lots of eggs. I have decided to share eggs with my neighbors and community. I decorate the egg cartoons with encouraging quotes I have also asked a few neighbors if they would like to help decorate egg cartoons. But I did not stop there to make this even more fun and silly...
I dress in a chicken t-shirt or chicken pajamas. Then I remembered my neighbor across the street has a blow up chicken costume!!! Of course I asked to borrow it!
While the chicken dance song is playing we deliver the eggs! Would that bring a smile to your face? Eggs this is something I am able to share in this uncertain time. My son and I have been deliver fresh eggs to the neighborhood. No worries yes we maintain social distancing and our faces are covered. In this crisis I am able to share eggs to help my community. Stay happy, healthy, safe and positive.
The last time I went to the store they were out of eggs!
Today I was supposed to be face painting at an Easter Egg Hunt. And the weather today is beautiful here in South Jersey. But all the events on my calendar have been canceled until further notice… I miss the connection both physical and emotional with my clients and the public!
Our main focus is keeping our hands clean don’t touch your face don’t touch anything! But I am a face and body artist, I work with hands and faces I use to spend my weekends painting children’s faces giving big hugs after they see their face in the mirror. The connection holding children’s faces, holding hands as I decorate hands with henna. I miss the connection! I did not realize how much I use my hands at the food store I cannot hand the checkout divider to the next customer in line. I made some space for the customer behind me and I was about to take her oranges and lay them on the conveyor belt where I pushed my groceries over to make room for hers. However I stopped myself because that would mean I would touch her oranges.
We use our hands to hug one another, we kiss sides of the face to say hello. I often give children a high five if they were able to stay still while I painted their face. I use my hands to create art on the body and face. With all this talk of the coronavirus there’s been a lot of emphasis placed on social distancing canceling everything staying home and not connecting with one another. And for many of us this makes us sad, anxious, confused, lonely isolated. As an artist I have a unique capability to help. The nature of what I do for a living is bring joy, celebration, smiles to your face. Instill hope and inspires connection and even though we have to keep our distance from one another.
I started working on a craft project with my family to help us combat our isolation. I have chickens and I have lots of eggs. I have decided to share eggs with my neighbors and community. I decorate the egg cartoons with encouraging quotes. But I did not stop there to make this even more fun and silly, I will dress in chicken t-shirt my husband bought for me. While the chicken dance song is playing we deliver the eggs! Would that bring a smile to your face? Eggs this is something I am able to share in this uncertain time.
To all my loyal clients
My heart goes out to anyone who’s been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. My thoughts are especially with those who are sick, to whom I extend a heartfelt wish for a full recovery. I am sending love to the healthcare workers, police officers, fire, paramedics and others around the world who are on the front lines working tirelessly to care for people in need.
I would like to comfort you by educating you about myself and the other artist’s within my company. With the updated standard sanitation practices we are currently enforcing. To make our cleaning and hygiene protocols event more rigorous. In order to keep our clients safe and calm. We want for you our clients to rest assure I am constantly researching on hygiene how to keep my kits as germ free as possible! This is pretty much my normal routine for each event. But now with this Coronavirus I am enforcing extra hand washing, cleaning our stencils after each person and changing our rubber gloves after each person, we have increased each kit to have extra antibacterial hand sanitizers, and we already refresh our water regularly. I want to reassure my clients and all your guests that I am truly doing all I can.
As it has always been the safety and security of our clients. WFA Face and Body Art take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. This is my normal procedure after each event; I am just publicly posting this to my blog because of the Coronavirus strain known as COVID-19 virus prevention. I just want you my client to be confident about how clean my kits are, and how sanitary my business practice is. I just thought I would take this time to educate my clients on what products I use in my business to keep you safe and your loved ones safe.
This is why I call myself a professional face and body artist because this is my profession. I’ve always followed strict hygiene standards. I also post on my menu board and all around me kits, that I will not paint on anyone that appears sick. This is why it is so important to hire a professional face and body artist over a hobbyist artist. I am constantly learning and growing. As a client/parent you are not aware of the face and body art industry and why would you?
Take a look around my website this is why I have so much information on my website because I like for my website to be as informative as possible to my clients. Thank you for reading and have a colorful day!
This blog post has been published by Linda Krause-Maldonado. I am a professional face painter, henna artist and airbrush tattoo artist. I am based in South Jersey I service NJ, PA and DE. I’ve been running my business since the year 2005. I have all of my clearances and insurance.
I received a reminder today to stop what I was doing and share some LOVE! I just recently did a vendor event, I don't do much vendor events anymore it just not cost effective for me. However, I used this vendor event to network with other artists. I met this guy that sells beautiful bracelets local to where I live. And I told him that on my website I have a page called "Links" great friends with great passions and talents. I told him I would add him to that page that was on Saturday 2 weeks ago. It has been on my list of things to do that I haven't gotten to yet, and then today I read a Facebook post from one of my face painting groups. Heather the author of the post was talking about how Facebook has been very heavy lately. The constant access to sad news, stressful current events, and personal opinions are enough to make many of us want to close our accounts. But it doesn't have to be that way. While it feels like social media is dividing us, Heather said she would rather use it to bring us together and help each other grow. Her post inspired me to stop what I was doing and start my blog post! Thanks, Heather Green from Silly Farm Supplies for the reminder to share love xoxo.
Its true one person can't change the world, but one person can make a difference. And everyone should at least try. Go out and make some ripples.
Let’s celebrate spring together. Refreshed, revised, and revitalized for a new generation.
Spring is here! YEA!! I have been very busy improving my Body Art stations/setups and I have bought a bunch of new painting supplies! Gearing up for a busy summer. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE HOW THE NEW SETUP AND PAINTING SUPPLIES WILL WORK ON THE JOB. THAT’S WHERE YOU COME IN.
For the rest of March and all of April if you book an event with Wild Flower Artist you will receive 20% off your first hour booked. Additional hours are already discounted!
I like to bring all necessary supplies and equipment. For a few reasons...
In my early days, I would just setup anywhere that was convenient for my clients. However, my clients were not aware of how much space my setups would take. One time I was asked if I could share the desert table? Sure, I love deserts, but by the end of the event I had cookie crumbs and brownie bites all in my face paint. NOT GOOD.
Also, when clients would share photos of my body art, I felt that my body art station looked very messy and unorganized. I hated to share those photos on social media because it represents my company and the services I provide. (See the small table in the background?)
Another reason is that I do not want, you the client, to worry about the correct table size and how many chairs I will need for your event. You will be able to relax and enjoy your special event stress free.
I have several different body art setup/stations available for the different body art services I provide. I take GREAT PRIDE in having a CLEAN, ORGANIZED setup/station.
I’m always working to improve my Face and Body painting setups and services and I have bought a bunch of new painting supplies!
Follow the rainbow lets create a colorful memory that will last forever!
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