Claire has kindly allowed us to share her poem about the joys she finds in her profession as a face painter. A wonderful and inspiring example of how turning what you enjoy doing into a career can bring such satisfaction!
By Claire Guest, Fascinating Faces
Special “mirror moments” are what makes every face painter’s day! Thought I’d share a few of mine with you together with a little ditty I wrote some time back for Face to Face Magazine!
Oh little child upon my chair
Look up at me but please don’t stare
Close your eyes but don’t squeeze tight
Just gently like when you say “goodnight”
Pirate? Princess? Tiger or Clown?
I’ll make your face the talk of the town
My sponge will dab and my brush will swirl
Stroke by stroke the design will unfurl
No, don’t peek yet, it’s not quite done
If you look just now you’ll spoil all the fun
A few star bursts and a couple more dots
A sprinkling of glitter will ensure you love it lots
Ok my sweet, your time has come
Open your eyes and see what you’ve become ….
A curious face in the mirror peers
A slight intake of breath then the smile appears!
That smile is the reason I love my job
The first one I saw almost made me sob
In this complicated world of sadness and woe
I carry my paint and glitter wherever I go
I hope I change lives in some teeny way
By bringing a smile to those having a bad day
For our mirror moments will always be
Unforgettable sights for all to see.
About Claire Guest
Claire Guest is the Lead Artist and Owner of Fascinating Faces based in Camberley, Surrey. She set up the business 5 years ago after witnessing her daughter’s “mirror moment” after having her very first face paint. Fascinating Faces primarily cover Surrey and the surrounding counties but are always happy to help find someone further afield if needed (as well as other party entertainers such as balloon modellers etc). Claire has won several awards including Face Painter of the Year 2012 and is a Level 2 Accredited Member of FACE (Accredited Member of FACE ). She is also the South East Representative for FACE.
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