I turned up to the Seething Events planning meeting to send my apologies and offer face embellishing at the community days. The immediate response was “oh can I have some glitter now!”
“OK is it someones birthday because I need an excuse? Ah Andy Cummin’s is going to Edinburgh for a month! OK then if I put my hand into my bag and find glitter I’ll do it.”
Of course it was the first thing my fingers touched so off I went walking around applying glitter dots to the beautiful faces…
Simone Kay has been painting faces since working on a play bus in the early 80’s and face painting at the first Kingston Green Fair. At Glastonbury festival she started to cut and use her own stencils to help speed up face painting 160 people in two hours with her team. She has always enjoyed using sparkly glitter as it seems to lift the spirits of participants and observers.
(*note from the Editor- I’ve been saving this post for a rainy day)