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I love my Friday nights!


And I’m not talking about my social life.

Last night I painted a couple of bartenders for a theme night at their club.  Apparently it was a safari theme.

They arrived for 5:30 (after I got home from work) and we started with the zebra.  She requested a zebra, the design is all mine.  We then clarified if she wanted the face to BE a zebra or just a stylized human look.  Went with the human look as you can see, which works nicely.


They had booked the appointment through a friend so didn’t get a couple of the instructions I had sent – like wearing white – she had flesh tone.  So the fabric had to be completely painted too.  I put the other gal to work painting the fabric while I work on the rest.  We made a good team.  This was completely done, including me doing the hair, in less than two hours.


I decided the shorts and legs would be green as she had knee-high boot she could wear, and we’d make it look as if the zebra was belly deep in the grass on the savanna.  She was going to be working behind the bar so detail on the legs was not necessary.

The other gal wanted a Peacock design, but no head or beak.  They actually both wore the same underwear sets – flesh tone.  But with her I left it unpainted except for the feather details.  It took two hours to do this too.  It is all brush work.  With a ton of glitter.

peacockside Peacockfront Peacockback

They both were really happy and excited.  Then they had to travel to work…. I always tell people to bring a silky shirt or robe as it will minimize the smudging or transfer of the make-up.  And I hope their tips were excellent!

Author: Shannon Fennell

Multidisciplinary artist, world traveller, make-up artist, and cheese lover. I follow a low carb lifestyle to keep my diabetes in remission. Canadian expat in the UK.

2 thoughts on “I love my Friday nights!

  1. Did they pay you to paint them?


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