Joanne Soper, founder of Face Painting By Joanne, loves what she does because she gets to put smiles on the faces of people of all ages.
"I have a real passion for my business and love to make kids of all ages happy and smile," she said. "I love color, bling and creating new designs. I am amazed how children, adults and seniors will stand in line for hours just to be painted or get Glitter Tattoos so it's truly a mini work of art for them. I have a picture of me at my third birthday with my party dress, my cake with three candles and in my hand is a paintbrush."
Face Painting by Joanne provides face painting, waterproof glitter applications, tattoo artistry, and glow-in-the-dark face painting for all types of events from birthday parties to corporate conferences.
"I am registered, licensed, insured, finger-printed and background screened," she explained. "I use only professional, hypoallergenic, cosmetic-grade, quality products meant for use on the face and body."
Soper's advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is that the hard work is worth it. "It's hard work-physically and mentally with very long hours," she said. "But if you enjoy what you do, it doesn't seem like work. I love being my own boss."