Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time Flies When You're Having Fun!

Hey Everyone! :)
I’ve noticed from the last posting date that apparently I’ve been neglecting to update my website!  In the past three years I’ve gone from 2 young kids to 3 young kids.  At the same time I’ve continued to enjoy painting for the University of Illinois,  Champaign Park District, Balloons Over Vermillion as well as company parties and many other celebrations.   
We have a ton of events already planned for this summer and upcoming fall.  Many are repeat events like the World’s Largest Softball Tailgate for the University and the community block parties for Champaign Park District.  There are some new events coming up as well, but all that to say if you want to book me please call right away so that I can save your date.
Have a great summer and I hope to see you out there enjoying the sun and getting some face paint!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Illini Baseball Bleacher Bum BBQ - Upcoming Event

Illini Baseball Bleacher Bum BBQ is scheduled for Friday, April 22nd, 2016 starting at 6pm.  Among the many festivities, Joy will be Face Painting for free from 6:30-8pm.

Come cheer on the Illini while having fun with the whole family!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Illini Fans

The joy of seeing repeat customers is so wonderful.  I love it!  And today those repeat customers were also diehard fans.  They were ruddy, tough diehard football fans of the University of Illinois football team.  These fans, both young and old, came out in the freezing cold temps to cheer on their Illini team as that team battled the Iowa Hawkeyes. 
Meanwhile I got to paint them and it was amazing.  Music was pumping, eyes were smiling, the wind was NOT blowing (praise you Jesus)!  And there was something else.  There was such happiness on the faces of folks who are proud to wear their football teams colors – all over their faces! J

It was just so much fun and I was so happy to be there.  Thank you University of Illinois for letting me be a part of coloring up your games.  It’s such a happy thing to bring the orange and blue paint, add kids and then just see what happens!  J

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Food and Fun - A Recommendation

On Wednesday nights in Champaign, Illinois there is an exceptional place that specializes in serving up excellent quality food and great times for kids.  Atlanta Bread Company is their name and every Kid’s Night they offer buy one adult meal and get a kid’s meal for free.  In addition, on select kid’s nights Atlanta Bread Company (ABC) provides extra activities to liven up the atmosphere and increase the fun.  I am so happy to say that The Joy of Face Painting has been chosen several times to come and provide free face painting.

To be quite honest, after having painted for them for several months now, I am so amazed to be a part of such a wonderful group of people.  These are some of the friendliest, most genuine and all-out kind folks that I have ever run across.  Their professional yet loving demeanors never cease to amaze and make me proud to work for this great local company.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Color In the Grey Days of Winter

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Full Face Butterfly Face Painting
 We are now officially within the season of Winter, and although it is not my favorite season of the year it is a welcome one.  It is a renewing one.  It is a time when the natural world goes into a time of sleeping to replenish the splendor that it has shown us during spring, summer and fall.  I love my own dear sleep so I guess I will have to give fine old Mother Nature hers too. ;)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Urbana Sweet Corn Festival 2012

I am so excited to say that since moving to the Champaign Urbana area I was privileged to be a part of the Urbana Sweet Corn Festival 2012!  This was the first large, carnival type event The Joy of Facepainting had ever done and it was a great success.  It was such an amazing event.  Together, with help from my husband, Jesse, we kept our line flowing and brought lots of smiles to the famous Sweet Corn Festival.  What a pleasure for a fresh from the plains of Colorado girl to be a part of this long-standing and classic festival! 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Joy of Facepainting Premieres in Central Illinois

Face Painting in Normal IL at Meatheads
How exciting!

So my family and I have been in Champaign for a little over 3 weeks now and I've already had the privilege to face paint some of my local Illinois neighbors.  The very tasty Meatheads burger joint in Normal, IL hired me to come out and paint some of their customers.  What a great place to have a burger with some friends - and on Saturday, July 14th, you were also able to get your face painted for FREE!  

The restaurant is a very welcoming place - clean, bright and filled with really nice employees.  They took care of me every step of the way, and I noticed that they did the same for the folks dining with them too.  Customer service seemed like their specialty.  What a wonderful first experience for me painting in Illinois!!!  

I was so happy to be able to paint one of their hostesses.  Her name was Annie and her brilliant smile and enthusiasm were as beautiful as the sweet little rainbow she wanted on her cheek.

I also had a couple leopards show up!!!  What do you think?  I think they look like pretty friendly felines don't you!? ;)