Shop LOCAL for Small Business Saturday in KEY WEST at Mallory Square on the waterfront !! Meet and buy gifts from amazing ,talented, local Key West artists selling unique handmade treasures at our Handmade Holiday Market!!! Starts at 11am on November 25,2017!!!! Break the chain, buy local .
I’ll be in the sunshine offering amazing Henna Body Art designs all day from 11am to 7pm!!! Call 610.764.0853 if you’d like to schedule an appointment or come see me at Mallory Square in Key West! www.jennifermontgomery.net
Key West Henna Sunset Celebration Henna Artist Jennifer Montgomery
So its been about 2 months since Hurricane Irma whipped through Key West and The Florida Keys. The news coverage was minimal in comparison to some of the other storms, which has benefits in my opinion . But whats it REALLY like for the real live human people that have experienced this??? Yes, Key West fared well in consideration of the storm. But what about the other Keys? Most especially the Lower Keys.. Cudjoe Key, Big Pine Key, Marathon and others? I lost the place I lived. I consider myself lucky as I’ve been very lucky and fortunate with the help of perfect timing and excellent friends and protective energy always on my side. My first trip back was just 2.5 weeks ago. While a lot has been done since the disaster initially struck.. the drive down the Keys was much less exciting and breathtakingly beautiful than each and every previous drive. The energy is different for one and of course the destruction is obvious the closer to Marathon you get. After that, its really real as you enter Marathon, Big Pine and Cudjoe Key. The heaps of debris speak volumes. Then, its very sobering . It’s people whole lives as they knew it reduced to a pile of debris.
After Hurricane Irma Florida Keys Key West Artist
After Hurricane Irma Florida Keys Key West Artist
For me its been a very grounding experience in the sense that… its only stuff. I’m alive , well, happy and moving forward in positivity. Unfortunately , not everyone holds that same attitude. I recognize the challenge . It was easy for me to pick up and find another place to live. First, I was renting , I’m a minimalist, a gypsy soul and all my stuff was destroyed so there wasn’t much to do in that regard, LOL! But think for a moment…. What about the residents that have live here more stationary? The self employed residents that experienced huge income reduction? The psychological effects of this life altering experience? Its all real. We all process differently. Some people recover faster than others. These are the things that are important in this life. How are people managing all of this? Everything counts, its important. I love that the Florida Keys are a community of loving souls that really do help each other. I see love and camaraderie all around and thats one of the many things I love about Key West and The Florida Keys in general.
I will say ,fortunately for me, there is a huge benefit in having less than more and remaining unattached to stuff. In the past week at the events I’ve been doing henna in Key West, it seems that the energy is on the upswing. I realize people are tired, in fact exhausted, but still trucking along rebuilding their lives. I think it’s a big fat lesson in compassion, patience and loving each other. I choose to believe everyone is doing the best they can. I think the biggest blessing of the hurricane for me is focusing more on the present moment, loving people and moments and cherishing each day as the gift it really is. Have a beautiful day friends!
After Hurricane Irma Florida Keys Key West Artist Key West Sunset
So Fantasy Fest 2017 is complete, another fantastic event I am grateful to have participated in! I am impressed with the amount of people that made it to the event to join in the festivities this year after the horrendous hurricane swept through the Florida Keys! Certainly the boost to the morale and economy in Key West is much appreciated.
Kid Rock Body Paint Fantasy Fest Key West Body Painter Jennifer Montgomery of CrazyFaces FacePainting and Body Art 610.764.0853
It was a good year for me as a body painter, a bit more low key than usual but good overall. The tone and energy was a bit quite and calmer than all the years past.
Body Paint Fantasy Fest Key West Body Painter Jennifer Montgomery of CrazyFaces FacePainting and Body Art 610.764.0853
I , personally, was mostly in a work flow energy more than the party and have fun energy. I typically attend some of the fun and dress up, paint myself and party, this year was different… partly because I didn’t have my stuff ( Irma took it, lol) and life changes after a hurricane are a bit exhausting!!! I was really happy to paint my annual , regular clients and make some new friends as well. It was nice helping them coordinate costumes and visions and chat about life and laugh. Honestly, it was the simplicity and little things that felt comforting this time. It was quite an experience driving back into the Keys as I had not been back since late August. I had nowhere to live since Irma destroyed everything. So the drive into my favorite place in the land was a bit depressing to say the very least.It takes some time to process those realities coupled with meeting with friends and seeing things in real time rather than online or the news. On the up side, I worked out the living situation and all is good. Its onward and upward from here! Thanks to everyone that participated in another amazing Fantasy Fest! See you all next year 🙂 For face painting and body art in Philadelphia, Miami and Key West contact Jennifer of CrazyFaces FacePainting and Body Art www.jennifermontgomery.net 610.764.0853
So I’m feeling very fortunate and smart right now. As an artist in business, I have always carried liability insurance… just in case anything ever happened at an event, or if I accidentally dropped, spilled or damaged something during the creative process at an event or party. In 15 yrs, I’ve never had to use it, thank goodness. But, along comes Hurricane Irma… all my face and body art materials I use in Key West and the Florida Keys are gone .. along with my living space. So my rational, clear thinking mind asks ” What resources are available to you now?” ” Hmmmm, I wonder if any of my face and body paint material and equipment losses would be covered under my insurance policy?” So I went ahead and researched and asked, sure enough, a hurricane meets the criteria for me to be compensated!!! YES!!! Thank you Universe!! THAT is spectacular news in this situation… light at the end of the tunnel, I am so appreciative:) I would encourage anyone in the face and body art and or healing arts business to look into having liability insurance. For me, it was more about covering myself and protecting the client should anything unfortunate arise. I hadn’t expected it would be of benefit to me personally. I use BodyWorks Insurance with covers ALOT of modalities including face painting, all natural henna art, make-up application, spray tanning and massage therapy , just to name a few. Its been an easy process from the start, a lot can be done online but whenever I have made phone calls, I always speak with a live, friendly person whom has answered all of my questions. I especially appreciate that whenever I need to add an additional insured for an event, the process is always simple and fast. One thing I have learned is that life is sometimes very unpredictable, as you will see in the images I post,
Key West Artist Hurricane Irma Damage
I lost everything I had in The Florida Keys due to Hurricane Irma…The peace of mind and gratitude I am experiencing as a result of being assured that at least my face and body art materials can be replaced is amazing. Jennifer Montgomery CrazyFaces FacePainting & Body Art Philadelphia|Miami|Key West 610.764.0853 www.jennifermontgomery.net
I am going to start this week with some updates and wisdom… First the wisdom… every day is a GIFT, treat it as such. I’m writing this STILL in PA on the day I was scheduled to make my full time shift to the Florida Keys…. I am grateful I am safe and have another day to love and be happy. I discovered on Saturday that my cute, little island oasis in The Florida Keys is demolished.. gone… finito…. completely destroyed…..along with my clothes and art. Talk about a lesson in appreciating the present moment and rolling with the flow.. Just like that, in a moment, everything can be removed . I truly could care less about any “stuff” or material items, I’m very much a minimalist , so its all good. What matters most to me is love and those who share in that with me… its the only thing thats real. Soooooo, moving right along and figuring things out moment by moment is where I am at 🙂 The good news is that Key West is strong and Fantasy Fest IS A YES!!!! I will be there as usual in Key West for Fantasy Fest….. anyone in the Keys know of a living space available in the upcoming months…. I’d love to be informed. Thank you so much in advance:) Peace , Love and Be Happy NOW:)
OCTOBER: FANTASY FEST KEY WEST!!! MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENTS FOR BODY PAINT AND ZOMBIE BIKE RIDE FACE PAINT! LESS THAN 40 DAYS LEFT!! WOOOHOOOOO CALL 610.764.0853 www.jennifermontgomery.net
Hi Face and Body Art friends!! Just a note to say I’m so grateful for all the support and love I have been receiving during the Hurricane Irma situation . Fortunately, I was in PA for the actual happening… packing up to shift full time to my favorite place on Earth!!! The good news is, I am safe and so are all the people I love in the Keys. I’m asking for your patience with me over the next couple of weeks, I’m doing my best to figure everything out right now. Where I live down there, Cudjoe Key, took the eye of the storm … still unsure if I have a place to live .. or not. I’m rolling with it, keeping positive and rocking out wth paint in glitter in PA for the moment:)
Body Painting at Fantasy Fest in Key West with Artist Jennifer Montgomery
Jennifer Montgomery, a celebrated Key West (Florida) Duval street and Mallory Square Sunset Celebrations artist, is accepting body painting appointments for the upcoming Fantasy Fest.
Fantasy Fest is an annual 10 day festival that takes place at the end of October in Key West, FL. During the Fest, body painting is a very popular theme, alongside beads, parties, and whole lots of fun.
Since body painting is very popular during the event, patrons are usually advised to book appointments in advance. This is to ensure that all willing customers get the proper amount of time and service needed to pull off a successful body paint image.
Body painting, just like tattoos (temporary or permanent) is a form of body expression. Where tattoos may last for years, body paint will usually stay on for a few hours. For the most part, body paint has been a preserve of festivals such as Fantasy Fest, and gives participants the chance to have their choice designs painted on them in colors they like. For you, the opportunity to be body painted by one of the best artists is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
For such events as the Fantasy Fest, Jennifer Montgomery uses a special kind of paint, that’s suitable for use on the face and body. Due to her experience in the field, you should rest assured that washing off the paint will be an easy task, and that you shouldn’t fear any allergic reactions. At any point before the appointment, you are welcome to ask questions and learn as much as you can about the whole process. Jennifer is more than willing to answer your queries and alleviate any concerns you have.
Apart from choosing body paint for festivals, you can have your body painted specifically for a photo shoot. The body paint adds a unique and artistic flair to the photographs, ensuring you get to see a side of yourself you wouldn’t have. With body paint, the photos stand out. Fashion shows are also a great place to showcase body paint, where the paint plays to the theme of the show. For models, this is a great way to stand out from the competition.
Many have had Jennifer body paint them, with the artistry and flair of the job overwhelming them. As The Little Rock Foundation says, “Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to paint faces at our holiday party … they turned out beautiful!” and Kim from PA, “thank you … for an outstanding job!”
Initially, Jennifer Montgomery started out as CrazyFaces Face Painting, dedicated to face painting gigs for birthday and theme parties in the Philadelphia area. As she grew her talents and creativity, so did her ability to take on much complex tasks. CrazyFaces has now grown to offer more than just face painting, and services now include airbrush tattoos, airbrush t-shirts, body paint, and henna application for any style party or event. More to that, Jennifer’s clientele has expanded to include those from the Philadelphia Tri-State area as well as South Florida.
Aside from business, Jennifer is an easy going, creative, and likes children. Her life revolves around creating art through paint, and she is happy she found her calling in life.
Should you wish to make an appointment during Fantasy Fest, make sure to include as much details as possible, mainly regarding the style, design, and color of the body paint you want. That way, Jennifer will be in a better position to capture your thoughts down to the last stroke.
Contact Jennifer for your body painting in Key West for Fantasy Fest 610.764.0853 www.jennifermontgomery.net email@example.com
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Once again…. I’ll be taking appointments for Zombie Bike Ride Face Painting at Fantasy Fest 2017 in Key West !!!Get your face painted professionally with high quality, long wearing airbrush make-up. All appointments are in air conditioned space at your scheduled time with only the best products which are safe and approved for use on the skin and face. I apply lashes too. Get Zombie Bike Ride ready, hop on your bike and pedal your way down Duval Street and all around Key West. Call Jennifer at 610.764.0853, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.jennifermontgomery.nett for booking
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