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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Santa arrives in Gadsden, Alabama!

Join Starshine Faces artists at the Colonial Mall in Gadsden, Alabama on November 12th as we welcome Santa! A parade will be held at 9:30 and Starshine Faces artists will be offering free holiday designs from 10:15 - 12:15. Painting will end right at 12:15 so be sure to get in line early.

Look for Crystal the Winter Fairy in the Parade!

Colonial Mall
1001 Rainbow Drive
Gadsden, Alabama 35901

For more information you can go to the Colonial Mall, Gadsden, Alabama website.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Montgomery, Alabama and free facepainting

Starshine Faces artists Shanda and Kristin S. will be facepainting at Alabama State University's Block Party on Friday, Sept 16th from 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm. We are not in the Montgomery, Alabama area often, so be sure to come see us. Enjoy all the other activities that Alabama State University has for their celebration, including a Fireworks finale! For more information you can go to the Alabama State University website about the event at

Free Facepainting for all sports events in Alabama is a popular activity! Have you thought about inviting a facepainter from Starshine Faces to be a part of your next tailgate event? Give us a call and we will put a package together for you.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Facepainting in Gadsden, Alabama

We had a great time painting at It's Yogurtime - Gadsden yesterday. There are some fun photos of some of the very happy children we painted posted on our facebook fan site at

Have you thought about having a Starshine Faces artist come to your business. If you have any questions, just give us a call or send us an email. We would love to talk to you. We travel all around St. Clair County and surrounding counties in Alabama, including Birmingham, Trussville, Anniston, Jacksonville, Oneonta, and many more.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer Reading Program in Alabama - Last Show

Our last show for the summer reading program 2011 here in Alabama will be Thursday, July 21st at North Shelby Library.

We have had a fabulous time this year telling stories from around the world under the SRP theme this year "One World, Many Stories." The children's reactions to the basic art of face painting and the reasoning behind why tribes would paint certain designs and use certain colors has been priceless. For storytelling shows in the summer, we try to use stories that the parents enjoy as well and we thank you for letting us know when it is entertaining for you, the parents. After all, someone has to bring the children and we want you to have fun, too!

Keep in touch with this site and also our facebook fan page for more information on where we will be for Story Expressions, festivals, fairs, and other public events throughout Alabama and west Georgia.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

See you at Walmart in Jacksonville, AL

We will be at Walmart in Jacksonville, Alabama on Friday July 15th from 10-4 for FREE FACE PAINTING. We hope to see you there!

Copyright Infringement

Just a reminder that anything that is on business webpages falls under copyright protection in USA and that includes not only photos, but also the text and other information on the website about that business. If you can't describe your own business, it does not mean you can cut and paste someone else's description - like mine. This can be information on regular webpage or a social networking page.

I spent a lot of time working and changing and tweaking my websites and marketing materials so you will know what I provide and that I am passionate about my company and what I offer.

Thank you to my customers who let me know of this problem and I hope to have the issue resolved soon.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Walmart Grand Opening!

Come see us in Jacksonville, Alabama on July 15 from 10:00-4:00 at Walmart for their Grand Opening Celebration.

Other upcoming events include Story Expressions shows at Gardendale Library on July 6 at 9:30, Rainbow City Library on July 13 at 1 and 2:30, and Montevallo Library at 6pm on July 14th.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Summer Shows for 2011

Here is a listing of some of our Story Expressions shows and other open to the public events you will find a Starshine Faces artist for summer 2011:

May 31 - 10:30- 12:30 Anniston Public Library - Story Expressions plus one hour extra painting
June 5 - 2:30-4:30 VBS pre-registration First Baptist Church of Ashville, AL
June 6 - 2-4 Southside Public Library Story Expressions plus extra hour
June 12 - 1:00 City Park Fort Payne, AL Big Sam Balloon Man Show on the Road - hosted by First United Methodist Church, Fort Payne, AL
June 14 - 3-5 Phenix City/Russell County Library - Story Expressions plus extra painting
June 14 - 5:30-7:00 Family Night at Chick-Fil-A Inverness - Free Facepainting
June 15 - 10:30 Tallasee Community Library - Story Expressions
June 15 - 2:00 Auburn Public Library - Story Expressions
June 15 - First Baptist Church of Leeds - VBS event
June 17 - 9:00 and 10:30 Gadsden Public Library - Story Expressions
June 23 - 2:00 North Shelby Public Library - Story Expressions plus extra painting hour
June 28 - 10:30 - 2:30 It's Yogurtime, Gadsden, AL - free facepainting
June 29 - 10:00 Guntersville Public Library Story Expressions plus extra hour
2:00 - Learn to Paint class for teens
June 29 - 6 pm Big Sam the Balloon Man Show on the Road - Mt. Lebanon First Congregational Methodist Church
July 1 - 1:00 Childersburg Library - Story Expressions plus one hour
July 6 - 9:30 Gardendale Public Library - Story Expressions
July 13 - 1:00 and 2:30 Rainbow City Public Library - Story Expressions
July 14 - 6 pm Montevallo, AL Parnell Memorial Libary - Story Expressions plus extra hour
July 19 - 10:00 Oneonta Public Library - Story Expressions plus extra hour
July 21 10:30 North Shelby Library - Story Expressions plus extra hour
July 26 - 10:30-2:30 It's Yogurtime, Gadsden, AL - FREE facepainting

This is what we have for our public events through August. There will be more added and many of the other dates are filled with private events as well.

What is Story Expressions?
Story Expressions is a show that combines the art of facepainting with storytelling for a fun imaginative and creative event that is enjoyed by all ages. For this year, we are following the Summer Reading Program theme for Alabama - One World, Many Stories. The program uses volunteers from the audience to help share the stories we have gathered from all over the world. Many of the stories this year are from areas and people who used very basic tribal face paint designs and those are reflected in our show, so the designs are very different from those you usually find us painting at festivals, fairs, and birthday parties. They are very colorful and bright.

The Story Expressions show typically uses 6-8 volunteers, but this year we have managed to increase that to 13 volunteers who are painted during the show. The volunteers do not get to choose what they are painted as but the design goes along with where we are in the story when they are chosen. Not everyone in the audience is painted during a Story Expressions show and we let the children and adults know that at the very beginning of the storytelling session. Some venues have opted to hire us for additional time to paint as many as we can for an hour after the show.

Story Expressions shows can be customized for your event. We can customize or write a story to go along with your event or birthday theme. We love to do Bible stories. If you are interested in a Story Expressions show for your event, birthday, or church, please give us a call at 877-504-5977 or email us at

Monday, March 28, 2011

It's not a joke: Facepainting is FREE!

Friday April 1, 2011 - It's not an April Fool's Joke - FACEPAINTING IS FREE!! We will be at the Imagination Place at the Mary G Hardin Center for Cultural Arts on Broad Street in Gadsden, Alabama from 6-8:30 for First Friday. They are celebrating the opening weekend of Gadsden Reads: Tales from Margaritaville, so come dressed in your beach attire and get some fabulous tropical face designs from Starshine Faces.

Sat. April 2, 2011 - CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL! A festival celebrating chocolate? Every vendor is required to give away chocolate? How much more awesome could it be? This will be the 6th year Starshine Faces will be at Chocolate Festival and we LOVE this festival. We will be offering pay per face designs (cheek art, half face, and full face designs), glitter tattoos, henna tattoos, crazy hair, and possibly a new art project that kids can make themselves (depending on weather). You can get the schedule and check out the entertainment that is lined up for the day here:

Hope to see you there!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Book your events for summer!

Summer 2011 is starting to be booked for Story Expressions shows. Story Expressions shows combine the imagination of storytelling with the creativity of face painting. This summer's show will take you around the world with designs from Africa, China, Japan, and more. Story Expressions are great for libraries, schools, daycare programs, and birthday parties. We also offer Bible Story Expressions for church programs and Vacation Bible School.

Watch our Facebook site for festival and event information for this spring. Some of the events offer free face painting! If you are interested in hiring us for your event, just give us a call!