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Introducing Face and Body Painting Blog

face painting eagleBeginning the face painting blog!

I am one happy woman. Here I am sitting  by a wonderful lady who is showing me how to set up a new blog. I am so much more happy in front of a painting, a student or a person to paint than a computer!  I do have work to share, and it is an adventure every time I go out in the field as a face painting and body painter in Portland and I think folks that hired me may want to read and see the pictures I took. And , hey, I want you to know my work and hire me to come and and entertain you with paint!

How often I hear the words ” You sure love what you do!!!”  I’m so fortunate that I did stumble upon painting on people. This is what I love about my face painting and body painting business. It gets me out of my house, art studio, and computer room. I get to go to events that are full of fun energy and guess what? I am the most popular person there!  When was the last time you went to an event, and you were so popular people would flock around you (watching you paint) and wait just to hang with you?

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Creating on the spot designs!

 

The power of personal interaction

It is my interaction with you that propels me to want to paint on flesh, other than a canvas. The living canvas  reacts,  gives me information about who you are, what is your passion in life, what art you are envisioning, images and colors, face painting or body art…. it is all a part of the dance, figuring out what art will be created. And even if you are 3 year old, you have opinions.

It is actually just listening and getting excited about their excitement. When you are able to see the process of creating something just for you… well, it doesn’t get much better for me.  Yep, I can do really quick faces from standard boards, but I still manage to connect and come up with something that you help me create. Unless you are asking me to do 30 second faces and you are still happy with the results. That is another blog topic!

Different strokes for different folks

face paintingWhen I first started face painting, I thought it was so important to have outstanding artwork. I would see painters who’s work I wouldn’t be proud of, but you know what? There are all kinds of gigs, all kinds of folks, and some care about quality and others want a cheap price and don’t really care about the results or interaction. No right or wrong. My forte happens to be interaction. My joy is interaction. In fact, I wish I wasn’t sitting on a plane right now, flying to Arizona. I  wish I was on the ground, anywhere, painting on you.

Going to White Out and/or Glow Job? Black Light Paint Artist available before event 1/2 block from White Out and at the event!

Going to the party? Clothing is great for the cab ride over, but paint is what you want when you are there!  I’ll make you black-light beautiful! WOW 400734_10101035734716176_1314977465_n-1FACTOR custom painting, the comfortable creative alternative!

Face, partial body and full body available in art studio at SE 3rd and Pine, only a few doors down from White Out event.

Booking for all day Sat. before the event and taking clients at the event also.black light party faces U B Painted Portland Oregon Send me your requests and I will send you a quote and book a time. Smaller designs from $25 to full bodies . Cost depends on time and it’s hard to estimate without your idea! Feel free to email kim_millen@hotmail.com with pictures, call 971 322 8441 or view my website http://ubpainted.com/services/adult-parties/ fill out an event form on main page (contact Kim) . BYOB and have fun in an amazing art loft overlooking the city! 

CUSTOM WORK * PROFESSIONAL* INSURED* SKIN SAFE AND COMFORTABLE PAINT (very easy to remove yet durable for your entire evening) 

BLACK LIGHT FACE/BODY ART by Kim Millen (ubpainted.com)

Glow Job 2015 - Glow-in-the-Dark Body Painter. Reserve your slot!

Going to the party? Clothing is great for the cab ride over, but paint is what you want when you are there!  I’ll make you black-light beautiful! Save your spandex money on a WOW 400734_10101035734716176_1314977465_n-1FACTOR Glow Job 2015 riot custom painted piece. The comfortable creative alternative!

Face/partial body and full body available in art studio at SE 3rd and Pine.

Booking for all day Sat. before the event. 

Send me your requests and I will send you a quote and book a time. Smaller designs from $25 to full bodies . Cost depends on time and it’s hard to estimate without your idea! Feel free to email kim_millen@hotmail.com with pictures, call 971 322 8441 or view my website http://ubpainted.com/services/adult-parties/ fill out an event form on main page (contact Kim) . BYOB and have fun in an amazing art loft overlooking the city! 

CUSTOM WORK * PROFESSIONAL* INSURED* SKIN SAFE AND COMFORTABLE PAINT (very easy to remove yet durable for your entire evening) 

BLACK LIGHT FACE/BODY ART by Kim Millen (ubpainted.com)20140525_211346

Lydia's My very first post....

Ode to Learning to build a website!    So I went to my friend Lydia’s house who just had a major surgery and instead of bringing flowers, I brought paint brush and entertainmnet for her kids! It is time for my first blog.  I have no idea where this will land. so fun.I need to remember life is like building a website. You work and you study and you build and build and fail and build and fail and move on and move forward, then move backwards, try to depend on someone, and remember you can’t depend on anyone but yourself  and dive in again and  and and breathe and hold your breathe and create and wonder where is this going????  And then you get to PAINT and everything is fine again. So,  this is my first post, only because after making static website pages for so long… somehow it said post    and    I’m    Postiing… a big experiment. I’m going to try to add a photo from a fun day yesterday. Yep. I am. And I see , it worked.  I will look back on this and laugh. We should all be so lucky . Moving forward is very good. So, this is sort of a past event, lol. These are 2 sweet kids… mercy!