My name is Alexandra Makulova, but you may know me by my Instagram name @Paintedpuck_faceart. I am originally from Russia, and currently living in Israel. I came to face painting through work as an entertainer at children's parties in an event agency in Volgograd in 2010. Back then, we didn’t have proper materials and my designs were very basic. However, I immediately fell in love with this art form! So in 2015, I chose face painting as my main area of work and began to seek actively for professional materials and training. That’s when I found Olga’s face painting group on a Russian social network and then in 2017 I enrolled in her freshly-launched School. I didn’t have any art training before my study in IntFPS, although I loved to draw from early childhood. By profession, I am a teacher-psychologist, I graduated with a master's program in pedagogy, but I practically did not work in my specialty, applying the acquired knowledge in other areas of life. In 2018, I took special effects courses in St. Petersburg at FX-Shop studio and now I study to create a sculptural portrait at Sculpt-Art School. I have some experience in body art on joint projects with my colleague in Israel. I am interested in various applied art forms, which I switch to from time to time, but so far I keep coming back to face painting.