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April 20, 2009

THE face painter you must hire for your next kids' party!

Filed Under: Maryland | Northern Virginia | Washington, DC

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Last weekend we celebrated our daughter's birthday with a gang of 4- and 5-year-olds. It was a beautiful day to eat cupcakes and romp at the park...but the highlight was the discovery of our new favorite face painting artist for children, who was THE hit of the party. Erica Exline, who also happens to be a local mama of young children, was brilliantly talented, friendly and patient with the kids, and a great pleasure to work with.

Thumbs up - We love her work! And we're not talking about a lame little rainbow or smiley face drawn on your cheek (of the caliber I would personally produce, if asked to paint children's faces)... We're talking full-face paint that transforms the kids into the most creative, elaborate animals, princesses, fairies, butterflies, you name it. It was fun to watch our daughter and her party guests take on the "roles" of the animals and other characters they'd become, as they played happily and independently for a solid two hours and gave the parents the little leisure of chatting and eating leftover cupcakes.

Once upon a time I wrote rave reviews for local artist and face painter Greta Gonzalez, whose work I also love...but unfortunately she's moving out of the DC area. While I'm sad to see Greta go, I am thrilled to know about Erica's talent, and honored and to be able to give her a personal recommendation.

To get more info or to hire Erica Exline for your next party/festival/special event, send email to: erica-at-sweetcheeksfp.com, or call 703.946.0203. Visit her site at www.sweetcheeksfp.com. And tell her you were sent by her biggest fans at DC BABY.

Posted by Sarah at 8:40 PM.

3 Comments

Hi,
I used a lady named Wendy who was awesome for my 3 year old's birthday party. I'm in DC and she's out of the Annapolis area but she is as great or better. The face painting was the HIT of the party with the kids and adults. Here's her info if anyone wants to try her out.
Wendy
Smugshots
Totally Outrageous Painted Faces
410.570.9662
Best,
Joan

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am staying in the area until December 2009, so keep me in mind for your swanky cupcake parties, neighborhood fests and corporate picnics! I have balloon twisting, glitter tattoos, gory special effects and henna as well. Expecting moms can check out my belly painting. Here's a recent article on my last belly painting:
www.localkicks.com/local_style/fashion/The_Chicken_or_the_Egg_Art_as_Life_or_New_Life_as_Art
Thanks!

Greta, I'm so glad to hear that you'll be in town until December - That's great, and I will of course keep sending folks your way!