I give Divinata 5 stars all around. Divinata arrived on time, as promised. The family party of almost 50 people was in full swing and she was a perfect match for our celebratory spirit. Everyone who got a reading was very happy and talked about their time with Divinata all through the evening. Divinata even did face-painting for our little ones! I'd call her back for other parties, for sure. Thank you, Divinata, for making my family happy.
Active for over twenty years as an artist and performer, Vera offers her services in two broad areas: psychic reader / advisor (Divinata), and face and body painting / art (About-Face-Paint).
A reader/advisor for parties and events as well as private clients, Vera's insights emerge through the use of symbolic divination tools including tarot cards, crystal ball, and tea leaves; and directly via palmistry, handwriting analysis, numerology, dream interpretation, and face and lip reading.
Vera is striking, articulate, and compassionate, bringing every bit of her life experience, in addition to the cues from her tools of divination, to helping the person for whom she is reading. Her demeanor, professional background, and familiarity with diverse cultures make her well-suited for black-tie events, and her social conscience particularly effective at fundraisers.
Vera's Slavic heritage provided the rich tradition through which she became aware - through a lifetime of more-than-coincidental events and insights - of her sensitivity. Her broad experience as both an MBA'ed professional in the corporate world, and a working visual artist and musician, lets Vera relate to the needs of her clients in beneficial - but also practical - readings. But above all, her empathy establishes the rapport that's at the heart of her reading style.
In the spirit of entertainment, she usually appears in something with an exotic flair, including mystical, gypsy, Renaissance, and something akin to - colorfully, creatively - corporate. She always brings an array of atmospheric tools and decorations for the table, and is keenly aware of making a complete and memorable impression on the guests.
Depending on the nature of the engagement, a reading will last from 5-6 minutes (a fast but reasonably satisfying pace) to 20+ minutes (giving the luxury of a more in-depth experience). She can also go into "flash reading mode", basically giving a positive / negative indication in a tarot reading along with a prominent theme, or the two or three most salient characteristics in a person's palm.
A gifted artist, Vera loves to "decorate the guests"! With her background in fine and graphic art, she creates beautiful and whimsical designs to delight the heart of the toughest customer, big or small. She offers the following:
* Painted Face and Body Designs
* Full Face Paint
* Henna / Mehndi Designs
* Glitter "Tattoos"
* Temporary Tattoos
With Vera, you get:
* A talented and experienced face painter: professional painter/graphic artist, with great designs, lots of versatility, and a steady hand!
* 20 years' experience doing corporate, private, and community events; comfortable in both high-pressure and relaxed party environments
* Because "big kids" love being painted as much as little ones - the designs can be discreet, elegant, or boldly announce YOUR favorite team!
* Delightful custom designs, from a personalized bouquet of flowers, to a full-face (and -head) Venetian / Mardi Gras mask, to a dinosaur playing catch.
* Highest-quality, non-toxic cosmetic products - including Mehron theatrical make-up, luminous eye shadows, and cosmetic glitter.
* Henna recipe uses only highest-quality natural ingredients - certainly no "black henna"!
CLIENTS & EVENTS
New York Renaissance Faire*
Medieval Festival at Ft. Tryon Park*
Old Salem Farm*
Hamilton Farm Golf Club
Black Oak Golf Club*
NJ Society of CPAs*
Central Park Conservancy*
Environmental Defense Fund
Friends of Valley Forge
FDNY Widows & Orphans Fund*
Brooklyn Music School
American Cancer Society
Friends of Hudson River Park
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Seton Hall Law School*
Project Safe Graduations & Proms/Post-Proms (35+)
Benjamin Franklin Middle School*
VA Hospital - Northport, NY*
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases*
Hebrew Home for the Aged*
Bonnie Brae Polo Classic
Historic Paulus Hook Association
Castle Village Summer Celebration
Hard Rock Café – Times Square
Rockefeller Center Café
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
St. Moritz Hotel
Royal Riyadh Hotel
The Castle (Tarrytown, NY)*
Newark Symphony Hall*
P. C. Knox Estate, Valley Forge
Liberty State Park*
* REPEAT APPEARANCES