Join CrazyFaces Face Painting and Body Art this weekend for face painting and henna in Homestead , Florida at The Homestead Seafood Festival at The Sports Complex in Homestead, FL! The event runs Saturday February 24th 10am-6pm AND Sunday February 25th 10am- 5pm .
WOW!!!! Theres so much Philadelphia Eagles excitement in the air!!! Yesterday in Key West at Charlie Mac’s was AMAZING!! I face painted lots of Philadelphia Eagles fans faces celebrating the Super Bowl with our beloved team! A sea of green occupied Southard Street for the party and the game. I was happy to spread green, white and black face paint with glitter on faces of adoring fans! I even had fun with some friends from Philly supporting the Eagles, a beautiful day all around! We also had face painting in Philadelphia at Chickies and Petes, lots of Philadelphia energy and fun to get revved up for the game!!! I’m so excited and happy for the Eagles and Philadelphia :))))) xoxo
Happy Monday friends!! It’s new week and I wanted to share some exciting news!!! I received notification that CrazyFaces has been rated in the top 3 for the BEST Philadelphia Face Painting!!! Check out the link here Top 3 in Philly!I am so grateful and excited to share this news! Thank you ALL for helping us to become what we are. Smiles on faces .. with glitter is our goal. Thank you for helping us make that a reality:) ) xoxo Jennifer
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Key West THIS Weekend!!! January 13 and 14! Join us in Key West once again this year for the Florida Keys Seafood Festival taking place at Bayview Park in Key West with henna and face painting.The Seafood Festival is a fundraiser that supports vital sustainable fisheries management programs on both State and Federal levels and provides scholarship monies to Keys students pursuing a degree in maritime studies.
The event runs from 11am-8pm on Saturday and 11am 5pm on Sunday:) See you there in the Key West SUNSHINE!!!!!! Contact Jennifer Montgomery of CrazyFaces Face Painting and Body Art for face painting, henna and airbrush for parties and events in Philadelphia, Miami and Key West, FL! Call 610.764.0853 www.jennifermontgomery.net
This and every holiday season brings me to a place of gratitude and intention setting for the new year. 2017 in particular has been very profound in regards to gratitude. ALOT has manifested , a lot has changed, I am so grateful for everything. I continue to appreciate this life and the moments we have and the amazing opportunities we are presented with each day. Experiencing the effects of Hurricane Irma, which I could have allowed to shatter my dreams, and also traveling to Cuba and experiencing life there, has brought a deeper sense of appreciation for the little things in this life … Love,family,loyalty,friendship,food,water, and freedom.
My trip to Cuba came upon me unexpectedly in the midst of what felt like absolute chaos in my life and a derailment from the plan I had. That seems to be the theme of the spiritual awakening journey I’ve found myself on over the past few years. I’ve learned to surrender, accept and roll along with it …. As a blank slate . I went out of love,curiosity and an opportunity to experience the reality of Cuban people . I appreciate different cultures and have traveled to several different countries and experiencing life as the locals do. I can honestly experience in Cuba was by far the deepest and most meaningful I’ve had so far.
I’ve wanted to travel to Cuba since the very first time I saw it on the travel channel about 15 yrs ago. I remember watching it on TV and really having a strong desire to visit the island… the beautifully colored water really resonated with me. I’ve felt curious and intrigued with Cuban people for awhile. I think about the courage it takes to want an escape from your homeland so deeply that one will get on a boat and take a chance at a better life not knowing what is on the other side besides a dream of what one thinks it is. As I’ve written before, my life is divinely guided by spirit and I believe in a divine plan. So a couple of years ago in Key West I meet this man… he’s Cuban…… I had no idea what was going to evolve but here’s a snippet of my first experience in Cuba.
This trip, October 2017, was probably one of the most organic experiences I’ve ever had. I was excited despite the news reports about so called sonic attacks and lack of US Embassy staff. A friend practically begged me NOT to go, but…. me being me, followed my heart and own intuition. Right away I noticed that visiting Cuba is like traveling back in time. I should add that this trip was not to a heavily tourist populated area. The landing spot was Santa Clara,Cuba. Upon landing,the evidence of the effects of Hurricane Irma were obvious. Aside from that,the energy felt ,slow,peaceful,polite and quiet . Again, It’s an absolute shift in reality which is noticeable right away. Initially, I noticed the cars,(which are awesome) are from the 1950’s,fashion is different than in the US… Looking good is a priority in Cuba it seemed. Also,Cuba operates with their own money system.Paper and coins, no electronic funds,make sure you have Cuban money to get what you need !Leave your cell phone ALONE, there is no international calling or data plan for Cuba, put it down, be present or pay a ridiculous bill ( I can attest to this, I did it) People are friendly and seem willing to help each other out which was nice an comforting. Another interesting thing I quickly learned … Have your own toilet paper on hand,each public restroom in Santa Clara and Cienfuegos that I visited didn’t offer any .😂😂😂😂 Certainly ,little everyday things we take for granted in the US were not readily available in Cuba.
My time there was very eye opening. People are very happy despite the lack of luxuries we have in the US. I appreciated that very much. We have opportunities for more “stuff” and “things” in the US but also a strong disconnect from each other in many places as well. Experiencing and observing the people of Cuba, I felt a connection and deep compassion for the people of this country for some reason. As an American,there’s many things we take for granted. Something simple like an abundance of food choices,or job choices or living options. That’s simply not the case in Cuba as I noticed .The one word that speaks to me is- opportunity. We have so many opportunities in the US, the freedom to choose, to aspire, to set goals and to grow as human beings to our fullest potential. I felt a sense of suppression while I was there. For me, getting up and doing the same thing day after day would drain my spirit. Simple, basic everyday living requires efforts we know nothing about in mainstream USA. For example, you want to shower, you might have to get your water in a bucket and no it won’t be hot. Food, no supermarket or fast food drive through , acquire it and cook it. Travel, well you can walk, ride a horse, take a boat or bicycle. Reminder, appreciate everything.
I saw so much potential in the spirit of these people but nowhere for it to be nurtured. Somehow the people are happy and welcoming. It seems as though the focus is on being happy in the moment which is in direct correlation with my view of life – anything is possible and life, to me is about meaningful moments … We can choose to make the best or worst of our lives with our minds , perception and belief system . The sense of gratitude I felt upon returning to the US was immense . I’m a very present, peacoefilled, calm person but this really brought a deeper sense of that to me and for that I am grateful.
Happy Holidays and 2018 to everyone:) Peace, love, sunshine and sparkles:)
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I wish everyone a very happy, loving and warm Holiday season. I prefer to approach the holidays from an energetic perspective rather than materialistically. I hope the work we do brought smiles and joy to your face and those that you love. We will continue to spread face and body art, glitter and smiles in the Philadelphia PA area, Miami FL and Key West, FL … lots of smiles in 2018! Peace and love and thank you all for your support this past year 🙂 xoxo Jennifer
Contact Jennifer Montgomery of CrazyFaces FacePainting and Body Art in Philadelphia PA, Miami and Key West FL for your next Birthday Party, Corporate Event, Festival, Bat Mitzvah or event of any kind!! Call 610.764.0853 www.jennifermontgomery.net
Join us this weekend in Miami for Art Festival Miami Saturday December 9 and Sunday December 10 from 10am-6pm each day!
CrazyFaces will be participating with all natural Henna AND high quality professional Face Painting!! Stop by for holiday fun, festivities, art and more!!! To book CrazyFaces Face Painting and Body Art for your next party or event in Miami,Key West,FL or Philadelphia PA contact Jennifer Montgomery at 610.764.0853 www.jennifermontgomery.net
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
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.
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!
For Face Painting and Body Art in Key West,Miami,and Philadelphia PA contact Jennifer at 610.764.0853 www.jennifermontgomery.net
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.
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.
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