14 12 / 2013

Happy Holidays & Farewell from Carolina The Doodler Face Painting

As 2013 draws to an end, I think back at all the wonderful memories that we have made together and I cant help but get a huge silly smile on my face.

This year I have genuinely enjoyed being a part of so many special moments with the countless families that have invited me to bring the magic of face painting to their celebrations.Thanks to your amazing support I have had a very succesful year culminating with CarolinaThe Doodler Face Painting being voted as a Family Favorite by Orlando’s very own, Playground Magazine.

I will always value each and every one of you who have made Carolina The Doodler Face Painting possible. It is on that note of appreciation that I must share a bittersweet announcement with you. After twelve exciting years in Orlando and five very amazing years of owning my Face

Painting business, this will be my final newsletter for ‘Carolina The Doodler Face Painting’.

Your support & encouragement over the years has inspired me to continue expanding my artistic horizons and life-long passions for illustration and music! In the coming year, I will be working diligently on a series of illustrated children’s books as well as performing music with my family. I hope you all continue to follow and support me throughout this new venture in my creative path.

If you want to stay up to date with my journey, be sure to follow my blog at http://carolinathedoodlerart.virb.com/

On that note, I wish you all the happiest of holidays and once again thank you for inspiring me as much as you have.

Lots of love from your pal,

Carolina The Doodler 

11 12 / 2013

Now THIS is truly amazing! The wonderful readers of Orlando’s Playground Magazine, have voted me as their Family Favorite! How cool is that?!!! 
Thank you so much to everyone who picked me and to Playground Magazine for being so supportive of my business!
Wooo-hooo!
Pick up the December issue of Playground Magazine at www.playground-magazine.com or read the issue online by clicking HERE.

Now THIS is truly amazing! The wonderful readers of Orlando’s Playground Magazine, have voted me as their Family Favorite! How cool is that?!!! 

Thank you so much to everyone who picked me and to Playground Magazine for being so supportive of my business!

Wooo-hooo!

Pick up the December issue of Playground Magazine at www.playground-magazine.com or read the issue online by clicking HERE.

07 10 / 2013

Decorate a handmade authentic Sugar Skull that will last for years!
This Friday, October 11 from 5pm-7pm at CityArts Factory in Downtown Orlando!
Just $20 per person, all materials are included!All completed Sugar Skulls are eligible to be displayed at the 4th Annual Dia de los Muertos & Monster Factory exhibit!

Spaces are limited! Register now:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fDhtRiyhMjzxSGa0Lgbpy176T5hcDi6YQfDrVb7v3qc/viewform

Decorate a handmade authentic Sugar Skull that will last for years!
This Friday, October 11 from 5pm-7pm at CityArts Factory in Downtown Orlando!
Just $20 per person, all materials are included!
All completed Sugar Skulls are eligible to be displayed at the 4th Annual Dia de los Muertos & Monster Factory exhibit!
Spaces are limited! Register now:

14 9 / 2013

Carolina The Doodler

Carolina the doodler, brings smiles to the faces of children and families all over Florida. Her mobile business specializes in face painting and body art for parties and events, and is booked out for months in advance. Carolina choses Invoice2go to help manage her busy schedule.

A talented artist/illustrator Carolina always dreamt of owning her own business, from days spent freelancing throughout her teenage years, the idea for Carolina the doodler grew from a small stall at the farmers markets in Orlando to a mobile service for parties and events all over Florida.

“I love my job because as an artist/illustrator face painting allows me to do something I love for a living. I get to be in my element, working with families and putting smiles on the faces of everyone that I paint.”

While Carolina was able to do something that she loved, the paperwork and administration side of running a business began taking their toll.

“I felt overwhelmed when it came to keeping track of my booked events and the back and forth paperwork with my clients. As soon as I purchased this app, my life as a business owner improved tremendously.”

As a hands on mother who home schools her children, Carolina’s biggest challenge starting out was “learning how to run a business on my own while being efficient with my time”.

Invoice2go helped her simplify things, Carolina no longer feels overwhelmed, “I now feel confident when I email an invoice knowing that I have all my pending work organized, I keep track of everything from the moment I book a client to the moment they pay”

For many niche services having their own unique style is extremely important. Invoice2go is customizable, allowing businesses to take their own style and transform it into something even more professional as Carolina found; “the look and efficiency of each invoice is consistent with the level of quality that my clients have come to expect.”

It’s not just the look of the Invoices Carolina loves, it’s the ability to track her clients as well. “Invoice2go has given me peace of mind, knowing that my customer base is always organized and that I can keep track of every customer I book with efficiency and care.”

Feeling overwhelmed and swamped with paperwork? Let Invoice2go help you, download it for free today…

To book Carolina for your next event visit carolinafacepainting.com

Invoice2go. It’s Easy.

http://www.invoice2go.com/Stories/CarolinaFacePainting

01 8 / 2013


Here is the last of the 3 illustrations I drew for Abdias Ernesto Garcia’s indiegogo campaign earlier this year. This one is for the song “Mas Colores y Menos Horrores”. It took me about 7 hours to complete.
Listen to the album: www.abdiasernestogarcia.com/mas-colores-y-menos-horrores
All of these illustrations will be going to the campaign contributors and a limited run will be available for purchase on August 10th at Abdias Ernesto Garcia's Vinyl Release at Lil Indies!
www.abdiasernestogarcia.com/events#/id/i5822991

Here is the last of the 3 illustrations I drew for Abdias Ernesto Garcia’s indiegogo campaign earlier this year. This one is for the song “Mas Colores y Menos Horrores”. It took me about 7 hours to complete.

All of these illustrations will be going to the campaign contributors and a limited run will be available for purchase on August 10th at Abdias Ernesto Garcia's Vinyl Release at Lil Indies!

01 8 / 2013


I drew this ink illustration as one of the perks for my husband Abdias Ernesto Garcia's indiegogo campaign earlier this year. This piece is titled “La Taza Vacia”, inspired by the song of the same title in Abdias' album “Mas Colores y Menos Horrores”.
Listen to the album here: www.abdiasernestogarcia.com/mas-colores-y-menos-horrores

I drew this ink illustration as one of the perks for my husband Abdias Ernesto Garcia's indiegogo campaign earlier this year. This piece is titled “La Taza Vacia”, inspired by the song of the same title in Abdias' album “Mas Colores y Menos Horrores”.

31 7 / 2013

Here is an illustration I made as a perk for my husband Abdias Ernesto Garcia’s indiegogo campaign earlier this year. It’s titled “Walking on the Sands of Time”. This one took me about 13 hours to complete and it is officially the most dots I have ever used on an illustration in my lifetime.Hear the song: http://www.abdiasernestogarcia.com/mas-colores-y-menos-horrores

Here is an illustration I made as a perk for my husband Abdias Ernesto Garcia’s indiegogo campaign earlier this year. It’s titled “Walking on the Sands of Time”. This one took me about 13 hours to complete and it is officially the most dots I have ever used on an illustration in my lifetime.
Hear the song: http://www.abdiasernestogarcia.com/mas-colores-y-menos-horrores

30 7 / 2013

Become a Carolina The Doodler Art collector! 
It’s easy, just visit my new Art site and fall in love =)
http://carolinathedoodlerart.virb.com/

02 7 / 2013

Do you doodle when you’re on the phone? I do!

Do you doodle when you’re on the phone? I do!

24 6 / 2013

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Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. I am available to Face Paint at any type of event, however, my most common types of jobs include face painting at parties and face painting at corporate events in Orlando, FL and surrounding cities.

I am great with children. (Adults are cool too). I love entertaining them as I paint their little faces or arms and I love speaking to the kids who are waiting for their turn to get painted.

I find a lot of joy when I finally show them the mirror and they smile with excitement of looking magical and having had a nice time while sitting on my chair. =)

Q. Describe three recent jobs you’ve completed.

A. One of my favorite events of the year is painting faces for the Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run, most people dont know that Juvenile Arthritis is the most common form of arthritis.

I also was recently invited by Playground Magazine to paint the faces of a group of children who were featured in a Halloween Costume segment on the FOX 35 Morning show, that was really cool. =)

And of course, being that my favorite type of events are birthday parties, I loved painting faces at a really fun Fiesta themed party for a customer whom I’ve been painting faces for since 2009. =)

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Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Always check the customer testimonials & reviews to see what to expect from the artist.
Be sure to ask lots of questions to make sure you are dealing with a professional face painter.
Photos are the best evidence of what an artist is able to do, check out the artist’s photos to see if you like their style of painting.

Carolina The Doodler’s Testimonial Page: http://www.carolinafacepainting.com/testimonials.php

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Face Painters are very popular entertainers and often get booked in advance. If you know the date of your event, I encourage you to always reserve your entertainment in advance to avoid last minute disappointments.

Book Carolina The Doodler for your event HERE: http://www.carolinafacepainting.com/bookyourevent.php

A great artist who loves what they do and cares for their customers will always keep their work area clean and organized no matter how busy they get at a party. Always look at the artists supplies and if they look dirty or unorganized, you might want to rethink getting your face painted with them.

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Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. It’s helpful to be sure of the date, time and location of your event before you seek a face painter. Some artists have travel rates for events outside of their travel areas.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. I am very patient and respectful towards every person who sits on my chair to be painted. Talking to the person I am painting as well as engaging the persons waiting for their turn is key to making everyone feel comfortable with me.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Carolina The Doodler Face Painting

Q: What service does Carolina The Doodler Facepainting offer?
A: I offer Face Painting and Body Art for all ages and events in Orlando, FL for a minimum of 1 hour.

Q: What does Carolina do during her time at an event?
A: When the Face Painting service time begins, I paint the event’s guests continuously until the service time ends.

Q: What does Carolina bring to setup at an event?
A: I bring a 4’ x 2’ table with a tablecloth to setup my paints, glitter, brushes and makeup sponges. I also bring a tall Director’s chair.

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Q: What does Carolina wear to an event?
A: I dress in All Black attire to maintain a clean and professional look.

Q: Who chooses the designs for the event?
A: A design menu poster is displayed in front of the table with a wide array of full faces, eye designs and painted tattoo designs for everyone to choose from.

Q: Is Face Painting by Carolina The Doodler Safe?
A: I am a professional Face Painter. I strive to maintain materials & work area clean and in good hygiene. For the safety of all persons to be painted, I cannot paint individuals with infectious skin, eye, nose & mouth conditions. I am also fully insured.

Q: What type of paint and glitter are used?
A: I use Aquacolor Make-up which is water-based, non-toxic and hypoallergenic. The glitter used is polyester glitter which means that it has no sharp edges.

Q: How can Carolina be booked for an event?
A: Contact me through my Book your Event page, or Call or Text to confirm my availability. Once I confirm availability, you can reserve your event immediately with a $20 payment. This amount will be deducted from the total event price quoted and it is NOT additional to the service rate.

Q: How long can face paint be kept on the skin?
A: It is not recommended to leave Face or Body make up on overnight. Face paint is highly pigmented and will likely stain your skin temporarily if left on overnight. (it might also make a mess on your sheets as it rubs off in your sleep).

Q: What forms of payments are accepted?
A: •Major credit cards. •Company Checks. •PayPal. •Cash.

Visit my website: www.carolinafacepainting.com

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