Rebecca discovered the art of face painting and body art from a friend and fellow artist. Face and body painting presented such a wonderful and challenging medium, and she has been in love with it since her first try. "As an artist and caregiver, face painting for children is the perfect expression of these talents. Nothing beats the magic mirror moment when a child gets the first peek at their transformation!"
During her time as a counselor and advocate in a children's residential treatment facility, she held multiple positions. She started by planning and arranging events and activities for the children, which eventually led to her becoming the recreation coordinator for the facility. This position allowed her to blossom creatively, especially due to the limited monetary allowance which forced her to lean on out-of-the-box ideas. She learned how to find and share fun anywhere, with anything! The best memories are made from a boundless imagination, and a good attitude. She has carried that creative resourcefulness into everything she does, from her subsequent work with youth with special needs to her current decade-long job as a professional nanny.
She also makes use of her creative resourcefulness in her artwork, which has ranged from painting murals for residential and commercial properties to helping her own children design and create their Halloween costumes. Halloween is one of her favorite times of the year, and each year her children challenge her more with their costume requests! She also makes wet-formed leather masks including theatrical and masquerade-style masks, as well as steam punk and children’s Halloween masks. One of her masks was even used in the background of a Halloween scene in a Netflix movie! While she loves face and body art, immersing herself in a costume design, special FX, realism, or a full-face creepy Halloween look offers another kind of creative fulfillment!
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