Friday, June 20, 2008

Face Paint

I believe this is when it all started, October 2006- Donovan's love of face painting. He patiently waited in line and when it was his turn, he knew exactly what he wanted, a spider web and a spider. He didn't have to look in the book, he knew as if he'd been contemplating his decision forever!


This work of art took place 1 year later at my company's Halloween party. Again, he immediately knew what he wanted, a spider. I guess it was only fitting since he was the black Spiderman AKA Venom!


Earlier this month he attended a birthday party and this work of art was born. All of the kids at the party climbed in the chair one by one, getting teddy bears painted on their cheeks or fairy wings by their eyes. Then it was Donovan's turn. I sat across the room and watched the clown begin to paint...after a few minutes he was still painting...and still painting. I thought what in the world is that clown painting on my child and then Donovan climbed down and ran to me. My baby's cute little face was covered in orange paint with black stripes, he had asked to be painted as a tiger! He was so proud of his decision! I took a few pictures and could help but think how his face was going to look after a few minutes of running around in 100 degree heat. I kept my thoughts to myself and told him he looked GREAT!


Have you noticed how the size of the face painting progressively grew into this? Next thing you know the face paint will move to the arms, etc... Someone please tell me that this won't grow into a love of tattoos and body piercings! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

19 comments:

formossissima said...

Love those pictures! Who knows, maybe it'll be acting instead of tatoos - but good for him for not being afraid or shy about dressing up - even his face!

Carmen Olson said...

What a cute kiddo! Yeah my oldest is an actor and loved to dress up all the time. He knew exactly what he wanted to be every halloween.

Adriann said...

Cute pictures! :)

Angela V. said...

Cute pics! At least he knows what he likes!

mse006 said...

i love it! those pictures are great!

Ellie said...

My what a handsome spiderman. Those pictures are really great.

TraceyT said...

LOL...what a cute story. I think I like the tiger the best. :)

Melonie said...

That is the cutest tiger I have ever seen!!

Celena said...

cute! it won't likely turn into a liking tatoos, i used to love getting my face painted with hearts and butterflies and such but i can't imagine the thought of that on my body forever.

Debbie :-) said...

Adorable photos!!!

Trish said...

So cute!!!!

Kids at his age love face painting!

Marsha said...

Too cute!!! He's the cutest tiger I've ever seen. I guess next time he'll be going for full body paint

Me said...

He is the cutest tiger everrrrrrrr!

Dawn Bibbs said...

Ok, I have a confession to make. I have TOTALLY looked past the subject of face painting in this post. And I focused on how much this good looking kid has grown. I mean, just look at the 3 pictures you chose! He has changed SO much. He's a handsome young man. What a cutie!

Alright, now I'm gonna go look at the face paintings, LOL :-).

Queen of Chaos said...

So cool!

Gotta encourage those talents our people have interest in, huh?!

Ewonne said...

Love the pics... So cute! ♥

Petra said...

what a cool spiderman

CamillaE said...

WOW, these photos are cool!

Helena said...

The photos are fantastic, and I loved reading your writing about it, made me giggle!!!!

My little girl Aimee (4), whenever she went to birthday parties and they had face painting, she never choosed anything girly always the TIGER!!! The last few she was at she actually choose butterfly's!!!!!

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