Spotlight – Amanda’s Elaborate Eyes
Amanda Destro Pierson who runs Amanda’s Elaborate Eyes is a creative professional in the Cleveland and Akron area. She has a day job as a Senior Graphic Designer for a company that produces scrapbooking and crafting products when she is not painting faces.
She started her face painting journey in 2010 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo where she would paint faces on the weekends. She soon realized her passion for the craft and worked towards making it a career while at the same time keeping her “regular” job. Now, she has not one but two careers that she enjoys immensely. The balance she has been able to maintain between digital design and hands-on-painting has kept her creativity alive.
Amanda enjoys painting faces and finds it to be a fulfilling profession. Both working with kids and the challenge of painting a moving canvas inspire her. She speaks fondly of the sheer awe and delight a little one experiences when they see themselves reflected in the mirror after a face painting session. That alone keeps her going. She is sure of her own skills and professional etiquette. Additionally, she is continuously working to improve upon her talents.
She believes that painting faces make for welcome additions to events such as birthday parties, block parties, company picnics, holiday parties, grand openings, fundraising events, fair booth entertainment and community gatherings.
The challenge of body painting also fascinates Amanda which she believes is a lot more difficult than painting faces. Having the entirety of the human body for a canvas amazes her and tests her imagination and planning.
She is a member and officer of the North East Ohio Face Painters Guild which is a network of professional face and body painters in the North East Ohio region. The members of the guild are all top-notch artists dedicated to sharpening their skills by peer-learning and spreading the word about their individual businesses. It aims to make the general public aware of safety and quality standards pertaining to temporary face and body art. Additionally, it is motivated to introduce North East Ohio to the national face and body art scene.
Amanda uses only water-based hypo-allergenic FDA-approved face and body art paints that are suitable for children’s sensitive skin while creating her designs. These can be easily removed with the help of soap and water or baby wipes.
Elaborate Eyes is a professional face-painting service and takes great care in providing safe eye-catching designs painted on you.
Visit Amanda at Elaborate Eyes online here.
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