2018 Fantasy Fest Body Painting & Zombie Bike Ride Face Paint Key West

Fantasy Fest in Key West is NEXT MONTH!!!!

Sugar Skull Key West Fantasy Fest Zombie Bike Ride


Book your Zombie Bike Ride Face Painting Appointments and Fantasy Fest Body Painting in Key West Today!!! I use ONLY high quality professional make-up for body paint and face paint.

Body Paint Cats Key West Fantasy Fest Zombie Bike Ride Jennifer Montgomery Artist www.jennifermontgomery.net

Everything is safe for use on the skin and face. Airbrush make-up is used for Zombie Bike Ride face paint which is very durable and lightweight in the Key West sunshine:) Call for your appointment today with Jennifer Montgomery of CrazyFaces FacePainting serving Philadelphia to Key West 610.764.0853 Appointments are in clean, private, air conditioned studio space . www.jennifermontgomery.net See you there !

Sunset Celebration Henna and Hair Wraps Key West

So on this last official weekend of summer…. we are rocking and rolling in Key West at Mallory Square with Henna and Hair Wraps!!! We kicked off the weekend with a steady pace and colorful hair wraps and some henna too! The hair wraps are fun and last weeks in the hair when taken care of well!!! We have a variety of colors, beads and jewels to select from to adorn your hair in island style!!!

Beautiful, colorful hair wraps in Key West by Jennifer Montgomery of CrazyFaces FacePainting and Body Art www.jennifermontgomery.net


Beautiful, colorful hair wraps in Key West by Jennifer Montgomery of CrazyFaces FacePainting and Body Art www.jennifermontgomery.net Call 610.764.0853


Contact Jennifer of CrazyFaces FacePainting and Body Art for more info or to schedule your appointment today!!! See you in Key West!! 610.764.0853

Key West Artist Travel to Cuba- Heart Inspiration

So here I am again sharing about my time spent in Cuba. Its been such a learning experience for me and deepens my gratitude for the simple luxuries in life which we can easily take for granted in the United States. I also feel that what I’ve experienced after losing everything I had in the Florida Keys during Hurricane Irma is somewhat connected and equally profound… appreciate everything.

Jennifer Montgomery Philadelphia Key West Artist Travel to Rancho Luna Cuba www.jennifermontgomery.net

Cuba,as I’ve mentioned before… is sort of like entering a time capsule in a sense….. life there is simple and certainly less evolved than United States mainstream living. Its most definitely a mindset and lifestyle adjustment and very grounding. I went more prepared the past times I visited as opposed to the first trip. I knew how limited particular resources are so I brought things that were important for me to have during my time there,books to read, protein snacks, specific personal hygiene items, etc. Theres no Wal-Mart, or CVS, etc if you forget something , so make sure you have it or quite possibly go without. Whats there is there, and its not much. It offers an opportunity to realize that you can get by on less. Those necessities we think we need, maybe they are not so necessary after all. I,personally,although a minimalist, do have level of comfort of living preferences,but recognize that I can let go of my attachment to them and still be happy.

Jennifer Montgomery Philadelphia Key West Artist Travel to Castillo de Jagua Cuba www.jennifermontgomery.net


Jennifer Montgomery Philadelphia Key West Artist Travel to a Cuba www.jennifermontgomery.net

When I travel to Cuba, I go to Cienfuegos, specifically Castillo de Jagua,Cuba.It’s beautiful….. yet basic… very basic. It would be described by US standards as poverty, maybe it is,I prefer not to label it. I know that when I wake up there in loving arms,it really doesn’t matter. When I hear the chickens outside at 6am I feel a sense of comfort and peace. Its the simple things that I can find appreciation for and stay in that heart centered space. Its not about things, its more about energy… the music, the smiling faces, the generosity,thats what is most special to me about Cuba.

Jennifer Montgomery Philadelphia Key West Artist Travel to Cuba www.jennifermontgomery.net


Jennifer Montgomery Philadelphia Key West Artist Travel to a Cuba www.jennifermontgomery.net

I see Cuba as a place that offers the idea of simplicity to me.Although, I should add, in that simplicity nothing about Cuba is easy,starting with getting there. To get there from Key West which is only 90 miles from Cuba…. we must fly from Miami,about a 3hr ride from Key West …go figure. After flying from Miami to Santa Clara, its about a 2.5 hour car ride to Cienfuegos. The car ride is always a fun experience with me and my love in the front with the driver and the family that is there waiting to greet us piled in the back seat.Its squishy and close but I love it. Its all about family in Cuba, which is a shift from life in the US. Something I am learning to adjust to and embrace as I’m used to a more independent lifestyle.

Philadelphia Key West Artist Travel to Trinidad Cuba

Jennifer Montgomery Philadelphia Key West Artist Travel to Cuba www.jennifermontgomery.net

I’ve heard about people that have visited and found the scarcity of everyday comforts in Cuba to be problematic. If you go there expecting the everyday luxuries we take for granted in the U.S., your in for a big shock. I love learning about different cultures and truly it has helped me understand and connect the pieces from the experiences I’ve had through opportunities with my face painting and body art in the Philadelphia area and South Florida. We sometimes think of others differences as less than because perhaps we don’t understand another’s reality. I’ve visited and done face painting and body art events in areas what would be labeled depressed areas in Philadelphia but came away having some extremely beautiful connections because of it. I can say the same about Cuba, I could be turned off at the lack of my normal everyday comforts, its not for everybody, but my own heart centered personal reasons keep me going . Through this I learn to appreciate it and be more grateful for every blessing in my own life. In the U.S.,I can go to a grocery store and select that I want to eat based on what I’m in the mood for, that is not happening in Cuba. Perhaps in touristy areas but I have not visited such places yet. I do recognize that much of our food supply in US grocery stores is a “product” rather than a natural source of nourishment, so theres a commercialism piece lacking in Cuba which I find fulfilling in many ways. On another note,I can go to a store and buy clothes I love and feel good in the U.S., not happening in Cuba either. This tech world we live in in the US… mucho limited in Cuba. As in, if I want to connect I must find a WiFi friendly area and pray to connect…. probably slowly. Imagine a world free from materialism and capitalism? No billboards, strip malls, chain stores, restuarants , etc… thats real life in Cuba, I personally think its wonderful as things or outside resources like that never bring true fulfillment anyway.

Jennifer Montgomery Philadelphia Key West Artist Travel to Cuba www.jennifermontgomery.net

In closing, for me Cuba has brought me to a deeper state of acceptance, compassion, love and patience . Its definitely helped shift my perspective on many topics and of course bring me to a deeper appreciation for this life and the blessings in it. I feel grateful and appreciative while I’m there for the simplicity of life, happiness just because and focus on everyday tasks. Life is what it is, go with the flow and be happy.

Jennifer Montgomery Philadelphia Key West Artist Travel to Cuba www.jennifermontgomery.net

Vision Board Workshops Key West and Philadelphia

Key West Vision Board Workshop with Key West Artist Jennifer Montgomery - Manifest a Life You Love!!

Key West Vision Board Workshop with Key West Artist Jennifer Montgomery – Manifest a Life You Love!!

Create Your Life with Vision Boards in Key and Philadelphia!!
Fun news…….. I am offering Vision Board Workshops and Parties!!! These are really fun for adults and teens!! Part of my life as an artist is creating my life how I prefer it to be . We all have the power to manifest the life of our dreams.
I’m hosting a vision board workshop in Key West on July 8 !! This event is by invitation only . If your interested, message me and I’ll send the invite, theres only 2 spots left for this date ! Let’s manifest ! There’s info about vision boards for manifestation at www.jennifermontgomeryart.com

I have availability to do this in July in the Philadelphia area on July 21 & 22- please contact me if your interested:) 610.764.0853

Face Painting and Henna For Children’s Charity Wilmington Flower Market 2018

Henna Artist Wilmington Flower Market by CrazyFaces FacePainting & Body Art Philadelphia Miami Key West Parties and Events Call 610.764.0853

Henna Artist Wilmington Flower Market by CrazyFaces FacePainting & Body Art Philadelphia Miami Key West Parties and Events Call 610.764.0853

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Face Painting and Henna Florida Keys Seafood Festival 2018

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.

Face Painting Key West Seafood Festival Key West Fantasy Fest Body Painter Jennifer Montgomery 610.764.0853

Face Painting Key West Seafood Festival Key West Fantasy Fest Body Painter Jennifer Montgomery 610.764.0853

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

Face Painting Key West Seafood Festival Key West Fantasy Fest Body Painter Jennifer Montgomery 610.764.0853

Face Painting Key West Seafood Festival Key West Fantasy Fest Body Painter Jennifer Montgomery 610.764.0853

The gift of gratitude from Cuba to Key West

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.

Cienfuegos Cuba Hotel Jennifer Montgomery Key West Artist Philadelphia Miami www.jennifermontgomery.net

Cienfuegos Cuba Hotel Jennifer Montgomery Key West Artist Philadelphia Miami www.jennifermontgomery.net

My first trip to Cuba came upon me unexpectedly. I was 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. As a result, I’ve learned to surrender, accept and roll along with it …. like a blank slate . I went to Cuba 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. I appreciate experiencing life as the locals do. I can honestly say that my experience in Cuba was by far the deepest and most meaningful I’ve had so far.

Cienfuegos Cuba Castillo de Jagua

Cienfuegos Cuba Castillo de Jagua

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 a show about the island on TV from Philadelphia 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 met a beautiful man… he’s Cuban…… I had no idea what was going to evolve would be a love story but here’s a snippet of my first experience in Cuba.

Cienfuegos Cuba Castillo de Jagua Jennifer Montgomery Key West Artist Philadelphia Miami www.jennifermontgomery.net

Cienfuegos Cuba Castillo de Jagua Jennifer Montgomery Key West Artist Philadelphia Miami www.jennifermontgomery.net

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, I followed my heart and own intuition. Immediately ,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 the phone 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 and 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.

Cienfuegos Cuba Castillo de Jagua Jennifer Montgomery Key West Artist Philadelphia Miami www.jennifermontgomery.net

Cienfuegos Cuba Castillo de Jagua Jennifer Montgomery Key West Artist Philadelphia Miami www.jennifermontgomery.net

Cienfuegos Cuba Castillo de Jagua Jennifer Montgomery Key West Artist Philadelphia Miami www.jennifermontgomery.net

Cienfuegos Cuba Castillo de Jagua Jennifer Montgomery Key West Artist Philadelphia Miami www.jennifermontgomery.net

My time there was very eye opening and touched my heart. 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 yourself. Travel? Well… you can walk, ride a horse, take a boat or bicycle. Daily reminders to appreciate everything.

I saw so much potential in the spirit of these people but nowhere for it to be nurtured. Somehow the people manage to be 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 mostly a very present, peacoefilled, balanced, 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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Face Painting and Body Art in Philadelphia, Miami and Key West call 610.764.0853

Key West Handmade Holiday Market at Mallory Square

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

Key West Henna Sunset Celebration Henna Artist Jennifer Montgomery

Hurricane Irma Aftermath… The Florida Keys for Real

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

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

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Hurricane Irma Update Key West Artist

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:)

Key West Artist Hurricane Irma

Key West fared very well during the storm so Fantasy Fest will be a blessing this year!!! I am so excited!!! See you all there:) Treasure each day, every moment, every second!!! xoxoxo

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