June 17, 2010
I play softball once a week during the Spring and Summer seasons and every year I get a wake up call on the night of the first game.
All that running and throwing and running and swinging… after the first inning, I am done! I’m spent. My legs just give up on me.
My problem? Oh… I forgot to warm up.
Hey, Michelle, this is a Face Painting Blog… get back on topic!
Ok, ok – I just needed a little sympathy for my aching torso/limbs/entire body.
Getting back to Face Painting, this is an important lesson to remember. The birthday kid/CEO’s kid/ VIP’s kid is almost always first in my chair. And I used to get so nervous… where was my warm up face?!
So now I keep some of my almost empty pots of black and white and a rainbow cake aside from my kit and I paint my face right before I head out for gigs. A few swirls and curls and my warm up is done!
Oh, but in case I’m feeling a little shakey, I paint a few extra spiders, webs, wiggly cracks and squiggles on my legs too. Good thing I always wear long pants…