Having fun with Dee Li, Diane and her Puppets.
One big cuddle for Dee LiSay Cheese!
Diane's Puppets meets Waybaloo
Dee Li and the happy throng
I thought I’d share a few pictures of a birthday party to remember. Way back in 2011, just before the rush of Christmas I entertained at a very lovely and lucky girl’s party. Her mummy had won a Waybaloo party in a school raffle but she still wanted a puppet show, hence she called me. I was privileged to meet Dee Li , the pink character from top CBeebies program Waybaloo and so did all the lucky party-goers. After I had painted the children’s faces and arms as rainbow butterflies, vampires , monsters and flower fairies, we had to be very careful that the hugs didn’t print the paint on to Dee Li’s pink fluffiness. Just look at those adorable faces. Don’t you just love the shy vampire on the far left?
It was a joy to be assisted by big sister and her best friend. I painted them both as sunsets. They were very thrilled with the result.
Big sister and her best friend
A great time was had by all, even Dee Li, who managed to leave without any extra colours on her pink fluffy self.
For fabulous face painting and fantastic puppets and a great time at your child’s party, get in touch with me, Diane at Diane’s Puppets
Oh the things I do for love.
The love of my job that is.
My job as a London Children’s Entertainer and birthday puppet show provider keeps me on my toes, or my fishy tail.
I’ve had a request to do a mermaid themed party. Being a lady who likes a challenge, I’ve been exploring all things mermaid and am excited at the creative possibilities of the theme. I’ve unearthed my 20 year old carrier bag full of sea shells that I collected yes, twenty years ago with the idea of doing something creative with them. Who says that hoarding isn’t a useful habit? I’m about to put them to good use after 20 years. I’m still not quite sure what I’m going to do with them as yet, but something grotto-ish will be inevitable.
I’ve found a use for that long blonde wig that I’ve had hanging around for some reason I can’t even remember. I decided to paint my face as a mermaid and try out the mermaid long blonde look.
Why do wigs make me look like a man in drag?
I thought I’d look like this
My mermaid puppet
But instead I got this:
I don't look quite how I expected to look. Sigh.
At least the face painting looks nice
I’m not sure that blonde is my colour. I can’t believe I bleached my hair for over 20 years. I’m so glad I’ve found my sense in my forties.
I’m not sure the pearlised white base is terribly flattering for late 40’s skin either…
So I took the wig off.
Ah that's better.
I think I shall stick to being a brunette mermaid with grey streaks.
Here’s a really easy tutorial by Diane on how to paint your face and turn yourself into a fierce pirate, ready for the high seas. It’s really easy matey, give it a go.
Don’t be scared of face painting, it’s easier than you think. Follow these simple step by step instructions and you will soon be painting like a professional!
London children’s party puppet entertainer and face painter , Diane, uses her years of experience to show you all her shortcuts to paint a beautiful delicate butterfly.