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Kates & Bills Life & Creative-Art  is a Combination of Realistic & Whimsical Moods with Peace & Harmony

Kate: 0422 137 167
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Some -  Recent & Past Thank You's & Reference's 

6/09/2013 : Hi Kate, just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and Bill for the amazing job you did for Diesel's party on Tuesday!
The kids had the greatest time ever, so much fun and even the teachers were impressed with your skills and professionalism!
You were both so fantastic with the kids, patient and kind, and I really appreciate it! Take care and hopefully
see you again sometime soon! Mieke Thomas.

15/8/13 Danielle wrote: "Awesome job with the face painting and balloons kate!! Thank you so much, the kids all had a wonderful time :)"

12/12/12 ...HI Kate, thank you both for coming to our Christmas Party at the Everton Park. As usual you guys were fantastic and the kids loved it. Gail Bowers

14/12/12 Good Afternoon Bill and Kate, I wanted to thank both of you for your wonderful services at our two Children’s Christmas Parties this year in late November. As always we received so many complements about you and your artistic talents, both the face painting and the balloon twisting went down a treat with the Members, their guests and their children (and the staff enjoyed it as well!) and you added something really special to the party atmosphere. ..We’d love to book you for our two Children’s Christmas Parties next year..Holly Arbon

Hi Kate,Thankyou very much for the fantastic job you did at the Christmas Party. The kids loved the balloons and we appreciated your help with the appropriate glitter too.We will be having another Christmas Party next year and we will definitely be calling on your wonderful talents again.                                                                Merry Christmas and all the very best for the New Year.                                       Kind  regards..Toni and the Team from Child Safety Mermaid Beach.

20/12/2011  Dear Kate and Bill ..just a quick note to wish you and yours a very merry christmas and a safe and enjoyable festive season! thank you for all the effort and time you put in with the face painting and balloon twisting for our recent Children's Christmas Party, it is very much appreciated. It has been such a pleasure working with you this year, and I look forward to seeing you again in 2012 for our two Childrens Christmas Parties Kind Regards  Holly Arbon Functions Co-Ordinator - Qld Club

2009/2010/2011/12/  Dear Bill and Kate McGuire, On behalf of the entire TSS Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp committee, I want to express my appreciation for your generosity in support of the camp. Your contribution to supporting our camp for the second year running, is incredibly generous and the smiles you create through your wonderful skills is simply just not able to be measured.This year we had 41 children with special needs and I think each and everyone of them had their face painted and left with a balloon creation of some sort.As a charity we do not have the funds to provide this type of entertainment. You not only provide your time and materials completely free of charge you leave behind a memory for all of us to take home and keep forever.Your support means so much to us but even more to the TSS Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp participants.Thank you from all of us and I look forward to seeing you again for our next camp.

Sincerely Steve Bear Co-Chair TSS Sony Foundation Children’s Holiday Camp 2009/10/11/2012

.Hi guys,Thanks so much for your great gift of your services for the day. We had great feedback regarding you guys. I will send you a certificate of appreciation in the near future. Jack Bulman | CEO  Mibbinbah Limited 2010/2011/2012

Thanks again.  Jack   United in the struggle

6/7/11 Sunnybank FSG Kids with Dissabilities - Thank you Kate. the day wa a huge success and we appreciate your donation of time and energy for this special day. Thanks again and enjoy the sunshine today    Emma    

9/10//7/11 LIFELINE Bookfest Gold Coast - It was wonderful to meet you and Bill and we were so pleased to have you at the event. Your face painting and balloon twisting was fantastic and there were many very satisfied little customers! I am so very appreciative of the discount you gave us and the extra time you put in. I hope we will be able to work together again at the 2011/2012 Bookfest next year. Best regards,Mallory

13/6/11 Dear Kate & Bill thank you so much for a lovely party for Layla today. She has a wonderful time and so did we!We will recommend you to our friends Sam & Andrew Barbour

22/12/10 Spiritus TRACC Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of your contributions to make our Children's Christmas Party a success! - Candice Bell 

22/9/10 SONY FOUNDATION TSS CAMP  - Mathew Taylor 

27/1/10 Kalwun-AICCA aboriginal-Islander child Care Agency 

2009 Kalwun Development Corporation would like to thank Bill & Kate's participation in our NAIDOC celebrations  

22/1/10 Benevelent Society - North gold Coast Early Years Centre

FSG Australia - Sunny Sizzle BBQ 26/3/10 - Helping raise awareness with people with dissability and volunteers

2009 Advent Pageant Murwullimbah. thank you for putting your talents into serving our community. Your enthusiasm & competence contributed greatly to the joyful & festive spirit of the day

29/6/08/09/10 Gemma's Memorial family Lawn Bowl Day - Personal thank you email

28/3/08  Community Carnival & Raft Race @ Lakeside - thank you for your support for the Tweed Heads Community

30/7/08 PCYC Nerrelle Saunders We have used this company for end of year functions, such as the Pre-school gymnastics break-up party and our Carnival night for all our membership. Our club has always been happy and impressed with Kate & Bills professional approach to our young people

2006 Hopewell Hospice & Paradise Kids Melbourne Cup Day - Certificate of Appreciation for a wonderful Melbourne Cup

14/6/06 Hopewell Hospice - Outstanding Volunteer for dedicating more than  200 hrs of your time and Energy to Hopewell Hospice. Your Outstanding Commitment and teamwork is greatly honoured today and everyday

9/11/05 Guide Dogs Queensland  The children enjoyed themselves and their painted faces and your balloon creations helped make the day a great success

2004 Qld Government - Women at Work - Josephine Tobias (Founder) On behalf of Women at Work (Aust) & the Women Re-Entry to Work Association Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of your valuable contribution and support to the 4th Safety Event Project

24/10/02 JAVEENBAH Theatre Co Inc. As you know our much loved theatre was burnt by vandals but we are not deterred. Thank you very much for your kind and very welcome donation of costumes to our sadly depleted wardrobe. Your generosity is most appreciated.

28/4/2000 Gold Coast turf Club Great Eater Egg Hunt

Leukaemia Foundation & Phillip Desbrow. Thank you for being a star and providing invaluable support for people with leukaemia  by participating in Shave for a Cure

1/6/08 Leukaemia Foundation Anne Maree-Merrit. Your generous support means we can continue to offer patients and their loved ones the very best standard of care and hope in a future world  

CLCS Fly Away Weekend For you valued support for the children's Leukemia & Cancer Society's Families - Ken Notley 

6/1/95 P Skinner - Bauer Street Community Children's Centre

Along-side  their  Partying etc. Billy & Katie worked in local health services also

Billy- Was a Trade (plasterer) 2nd job he was a Workplace Health & Safety Rep & Carer he also  gained his Sports,Shiatsu  Certificates  he worked with Kate @ Hopewell Hospice with  where she Gained her Cert 111 AIN/Carer   Kate also is a Reflexoligist & Rieki Health 1 & 11 practioner  &  Metaphysical Artist  

Kate Tells us about the best reasons she & Billy are still running their interesting & exciting Art-Hobby-Business

What advice would you give to someone starting a business?                            Practice  makes Perfect ...practice....practice....practice                                                     Who are your customers ? Mainly  corporate events & kids’ parties with my face painting and Billy’s awesome Balloon twisting alongside our glitter tattoos they are all a lot of fun                                How do you keep a good balance in your life.

I  believe in loving what you do……Many years ago we were  really  lucky to have found something we love but  also that we are good at.  We make enough money to help pay bills …help others and balance a happy lifestyle .                                                     What are the advantages and disadvantages in this industry?          

We  love being able to do our thing on weekends…sometimes taking us all  all week to get over it sometimes longer especially if we have caught  a nasty germ  circulating around the community....this is why it's so important to keep sick children home with TLC.  When your work involves any kind of creativity it’s hard to  keep up  standard hours, so being able to work flexible hours is much more suitable. 

We love what we do putting smiles on The young and young at heart  it’s therapeutic to make one smile…and I think it’s important to use your creativity as much as possible

What are the disadvantages.?  Things like saying no to new customers or trying to find them other  good painters that are available ..sometimes  it’s very  time consuming….but this comes with the territory in this industry….. but I feel this is a needed  gesture of goodwill when helping others in the community. 


As an Artist/Hobbyist Kates inspiration comes from her childhood in Newcastle with her love of Art's, children, music,designing-sewing,shell collections, flowers & surfing. When painting Katie smiles whilst remembering the day she was asked to leave the class room for painting butterflies and flowers on friends arms. As a young teenager she made & sold macrame, Dream-catchers, crochet Shawls & Jimmy Hendrix paintings & painted them literally everywhere ..plus designed One-of-a-Kind clothes & accessories  sometimes a labour of love especially with a days notice.

She split her time between surfing/  music / art   & (Sales) in a local craft & haberdashery/women's clothing (The Modern) & evenings in the F & B  Industry & always the entertainer, hence the many fancy dress parties she attended. As a teenager Kate was unlucky with cars. 2 hrs before her first surf comp @Foster-Tuncurry Surfing Festival a car side-swiped them. Then  a couple of years later she was a pedestrian & was hit by one....Now the positive side..... is she had a long time healing in & out of hospital with sketch book or crafts in hand & even today you won't find her bored. Painting,Designing & Recycling everything...lol.                                               

In the Eighties Kate began making piece work (shell belts and accessories) for the Coolangatta Shell shop who supplied mostly large department stores worldwide so with permission to DIY her own One- of a Kind Designs she branched out using materials like denim, shells, bamboo, beads, silks & feathers she designed a couple for Karen at Brothers Neilson / designed sketches for swim suits & accessories for Lou Bikinis & many other Gold Coast Stores & sometimes wholesales at the Carrara markets .  These days it's a little bit harder for Kate with OA etc, whether she is Face-painting, twisting balloon animals at a birthday/community event or Designing & Creating her beautiful One of a kind Dream catchers,Butterfly Wings & Braids and Groovy Clothes etc with her equally talented Husband Bill, Kate is a creative thinker & they both enjoy sharing their knowledge. Katesheart Art / Crafts & Hobbies