jfleming56@aol.com
430 S. County Rd. 294
Clyde, Ohio 43410
phone: 419-547-9444
toll-free: 888-676-4535

Big-Smile

Nearly a decade has passed since Jodie Fleming left the toil and trouble of amusement park life to pursue the hopes and dreams of which...um...she'd never really hoped nor dreamed! She didn't even realize her present vocation existed back in 1996, when Fleming found herself in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania operating the art concessions at Dorney Park. Having worked in the industry almost 10 years by this time, amusement parks had taken their toll of the up-and-coming fine artist and inspired her to venture out into unchartered territory.

The question was this; how could she parlez her amuesement park experience and love of making people laugh into a paycheck that would actually pay the bills? Perhaps by billing herself as both artist and entertainer! With nothing more than mad drawing skills, a keen sense of humor and refreshing personality, Fleming opened up "BIG SMILE" Caricatures & Entertainment. To her delight, things took off immediately.

Clients thought her caricatures were much more than a nice addition to their parties, they found Fleming herself to be something totally unique--she's vivacious, sassy and engaging and lightening fast when she draws. In a mere two minutes, she captures an amazing likeness of her subject and she develops a bond with her audience that gives party-goers an experience to remember. All this AND they walk away with an amazingly personalized party favor of your event.

Through referrals and by word of mouth, Fleming found that her clients' needs were bigger than she alone could accommodate. Instead of turning down events, Jodie began recruiting and training other talent to draw in her style and with her charisma. Not all trainees make the cut--many brilliant artists are simply too aloof to entertain and many personable artists are simply not very good at drawing caricatures! Such was the genesis of the "BIG SMILE" network. If you couldn't land Fleming herself for an event...due to budget and/or availability...you could always count on her hand-picked replacements to deliver the "BIG SMILE" goods!

As the superior reputation of "BIG SMILE" grew, clients began asking for a wider variety of artistic novelties and services. From "MARDI GRAS" Face Painters to Pastel Portrait Artists, Rice Jewelry Makers to Henna Body Artists, Fleming found that as long as she was steadfast in offering only the most talented and reliable entertainers, her business would know no bounds.

From an artist's pipedream of turning random artists into a troupe of globe-trotting entertainers, "BIG SMILE" is the best kind of Cinderella story. With each new addition to her constantly growing roster of services, Fleming is reminded that fairy tales do come true.

Partial Client List

  • AIR EEZ Comfort Systems
  • American Red Cross
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Arkansa State University
  • Atlas Industries
  • Augusta State University
  • Aurora University
  • BP Toledo Refinery
  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Ball State University
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Belle Tire
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Buena Vista University
  • Capital University
  • Catawba Island Club
  • Central Michigan University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Croghan Colonial Bank
  • Cunard Cruiselines
  • Dairy Queen
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • First Nights
  • Fleetwood Bank
  • Gannon University
  • Georgia State University
  • Hospice of Memorial Hospital
  • Illinois State University
  • Indian University
  • KidsPeace
  • Kindercare Learning Centers
  • Lafayette College
  • LCR Electronics
  • Lockheed-Martin
  • Longwood University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • LUK Corporation
  • MTD Industries
  • Manheim Metro Detroit Auction
  • McKendree College
  • Miami University
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
  • North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Penn State University
  • Penteledata
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Roeder Harley-Davidson
  • Royal Caribbean Cruiselines
  • Scheits MotorSports
  • Silgan Plastics
  • Stein Hospice
  • The Bellevue Hospital
  • UAW
  • Virginia Tech
  • Visteon Corporation
  • Westfield Shopping Centers
  • Youth For Christ
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