ABOUT MY JOURNEY TO FACE PAINTING

gerriatamicis.jpg.w300h225I have different passages of my life that led me to Face Painting which I love.

My name is Gerri and I was born and married in Worcester, MA and I am the mother of two wonderful daughters, the youngest living in OR and the oldest living in MA. In 1977 my family and I moved to VA to start a family in the home building business. All of my life since I was a little girl, I knew I always had a yen for art especially interior design.

My first company was started with a friend in MA who had her Masters in Art. Because of this passion for Interior Design, we wall stenciled our own homes in Massachusetts and I wall stenciled my family's model houses with authentic designs that were procured from various museums including the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities in Boston, MA, Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA Deerfield Village in Deerfield, MA and Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth, NH. These designs were manufactured and cut into kits by our company, Silver Bridge Reproductions, and were sold to arts and crafts stores throughout the US including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. During this time, I taught Wall Stenciling Classes at our church and gave private lessons.

Our stenciling business was gathering steam for the first eight years when my partner suffered a misfortune in her family and we sold the business to a wallpaper company. After my first business ended, my desire to be in business and still be creative was always smoldering inside me. And then one day a friend suggested to me that I take lessons and learn to Face Paint. From my first lesson I was hooked and within months FACE ODYSSEY was formed.  Seven years later our Virginia based business now provides face art, glitter and temporary tattoos, along with balloon art and magic to any event in the DC area.

So if you would like your event to be very special and full of fun, please contact us for a quote.

We look forward to making your event fun as well as memorable!

Face Odyssey Face Painter in Woodbridge, VA

With Face Odyssey...your only limit is your imagination!