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Monica Cavanaugh

I'm half owner of Oasis Arts, Creative Party Entertainment. We provide face painting, henna art, glitter tattoos, and princess hairstyling for parties and events. I am also a certified Medical Diagnostic Sonographer, a Certified Reiki Practitioner, and a single Mom.

I come from a large, loving family of 10 brothers and 6 sisters~I'm #8 in the family line up, right in the middle!

I have worked at the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire every spring for the last 16 years doing many different jobs and being on stage. I am currently one of the few lucky henna artists in Southern California to have the honor of working in the Henna Garden booth!

In the past I have taught 3rd grade at a private school, run a home day care while my son was little, taken my own booth to renaissance fairs all over California and sold stuff, and owned a small business making and selling beautiful hair garlands to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament gift shops all over North America.

Profile Summary:
Face Painting Long Beach, CA
Henna Body Art Long Beach, CA
Princess French Braids and Up-dos Long Beach, CA
Waterproof Glitter Tattoos Long Beach, CA
Medical Diagnostic Sonographer Long Beach, CA
Certified Reiki Practitioner II Long Beach, CA
More About Me
Art, body art, history, historical reenactment, science, medicine, spirituality, healing, reading, swimming, walking, Reiki, gardening.
Work Experience:

The Vein Doctor Medical Group, Inc. June 2007 - Present
Newport Beach, California
• Provides ultrasound guidance to the doctor during EVLT (endovenous laser treatment) and sclerotherapy venous procedures of the lower extremities.
• Assists the nursing staff in patient preparation prior to EVLT venous procedures.
• Provides ultrasound measurements and mapping of the greater saphenous vein and short saphenous vein prior to venous procedures.
• Documents patient history during venous testing procedures.
• Documents competency or incompetency of greater saphenous vein using doppler ultrasound as it applies to venous insufficiency and varicose vein disease.
• Verifies and documents the patency and health of the deep venous system of the lower extremities prior to EVLT and sclerotherapy venous procedures.

Torrance Open MRI, Torrance, Ca February 2007 - Present
Ultrasound Technician
• Performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures in an imaging center setting.
• Machine: Hitachi EUB-6500

Medical Research Study, Perceptive Informatics, Inc., Torrance, Ca April 2007 - Present
Ultrasound Technician
• Project 78342
• Machine: Hitachi EUB-6500

Los Angeles County USC Hospital, Los Angeles, CA December 2005 – July 2006
Ultrasound Technology Internship
• Performed and documented routine and emergency ultrasound examinations on both in-patient and out-patient populations
• Exam types included: Abdominal, Pelvic, Small Parts, Vascular
• Machines used included: GE Logic 700, Acuson 128 & 128 XP/10, Acuson Sequoia 512
• Miscellaneous duties included: entering patient information, charging patient services, data entry, answering phones, patient scheduling, stocking supplies

Westerly School Of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA 2000 – 2005
Assistant Teacher, Third Grade
• Assisted Master Teacher with planning and teaching lessons, grade keeping
• Supervised students grades K – 8 in outdoor activities
Organizations / Affilations:
Monica Cavanaugh is located in Long Beach, CA and has the following skills: Face Painting, Henna Body Art, Princess French Braids and Up-dos, Waterproof Glitter Tattoos, Medical Diagnostic Sonographer, Certified Reiki Practitioner II
Culture / Tradition, Therapy, Religious / Spiritual, Art / Creative, Health / Fitness
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My Skills

Face Painting

Category: Art / Creative
I'm half of the face painting team of Oasis Arts, Creative Party Entertainment! We specialize in full face art, more like special effects make-up than grade school party face painting. Think Cirque du Soleil and you're on the right track! We use Snazaroo and Wolfe Bros. professional paints, both for their beautiful vibrant colors and their mildness to the skin. From birthday parties to corporate events, Oasis Arts will make your party a hit! visit for more info.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Face painted for 1 year at Disneyland. Member Southern California Face and Body Art Association. Ongoing participation in body art education training in Southern California.
Years Experience: 4

Henna Body Art

Category: Art / Creative
Henna, or mehndi, is an ancient form of body art from India and other parts of the middle east and asia. Henna paste is applied on top of the skin, which stains the skin in beautiful designs. Henna has been used for over 5,000 years to celebrate marriages, births, and religious holidays. In modern times you can add birthdays and anytime that friends get together to that list! Oasis Arts henna artists have an extensive portfolio of designs to choose from, so whatever strikes your fancy we can make you happy. Oasis Arts mixes our own 100% natural henna paste that stains a beautiful, rich brown color. Visit for more information.
Relevant Education / Credentials
14 years of professional experience working for clients like Disney Entertainment, Vogue Magazine, Louis Vuitton, Hornblower Harbor Cruises, the WE Cable tv channel reality show Daddy's Spoiled Little Girl, and The Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire.
Years Experience: 14

Princess French Braids and Up-dos

Category: Art / Creative
While working at Disneyland as face painters, my Oasis Arts partner Lara Johnson and I also worked in the Princess Fantasy Fair doing fancy Princess Hairdos for little (and not so little) girls. Now you can have this same fun activity with a little of that disney magic for your own Princess Party at home! Our specialty is french braids woven through with criss-crosses of beautiful ribbon, and then adorned with flowers, sparkly butterflies, and a sprinkling of fairy glitter! We can also do up-dos that will remind you of Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine, and other regal ladies. Have your little darlings wear their best princess frock to the party, then have us give your little party guests the "Royal Treatment" with fancy hair at your Princess Party! Ask about adding princess "make-up" face painting to compliment your hairdos.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Worked 1 year at Disneyland, Princess Fantasy Fair Hairbraiding and Up-do's.
Years Experience: 1

Waterproof Glitter Tattoos

Category: Art / Creative
Glitter tattoos are a super-fun addition to any party, but they are especially awesome when you have a pool party, beach party, water slide, or other event where folks will be getting wet. Sparkly Glitter Tattoos are waterproof, and even with daily bathing they can last up to 10 days! Glitter tattoos are great for kids ages 6 and up, and teens and adults will want them just as much as the kids.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 1

Medical Diagnostic Sonographer

Category: Health / Fitness
I am trained in general medical ultrasound including ob exams, abdominal exams, glands, breast, small parts, and pelvic exams. I am also trained in vascular ultrasound, and I am currently working part time with Doctor Sandford Greenberg at The Vein Dr. Medical Group in Newport Beach, California assisting him with laser closures of the greater saphenous vein to treat varicose veins (the EVLT procedure). I am also a Harvard approved technician for a medical research study for endovaginal examinations, working with Doctor Marina Reikhel in Torrance California.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Certificate from Modern Technology School, Fountain Valley Ca in general and Vascular Ultrasound. Completed full time internship at Los Angeles County USC General Hospital.
Years Experience: 2

Certified Reiki Practitioner II

Category: Religious / Spiritual
Reiki is a form of hands-on energy balancing that utilizes gentle Universal Life Force Energy to clear energy blockages and "re-charge your energetic batteries". Getting a Reiki treatment is a wonderful way to de-stress and pamper yourself while giving energy to your body, spirit, and mind. Reiki can help you when you're stressed, sick, have compromised immunity, are pregnant, healing from surgery, receiving chemotherapy, treating depression, or just feel tired and run down.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Reiki i and Reiki II Certification in the Usui tradition. Certification by Reiki Master Ariel Hubbard of SOMA Works.
Years Experience: 8