Who? What? Why?

Who is the Ladder Lady?

Ladder Lady in costume as Black Widow superhero

Hi there! Thanks for coming by the website!

I’m Debbie Novak Bouman aka the “Ladder Lady” in & around the Lehigh Valley. 

I’m a local girl, born & raised in Bethlehem, PA. A single mom to 2 awesome, creative young men.  

When my 30 year financial management career ended in late 2016, I decided to move in a different direction.  I was creating custom home decor for several shops in the area.  

At a family restaurant night,  I had a chance to  face paint & also attend Musikfest in 2017.  Seeing the reaction on children & adults was so awesome ~ I loved it and was hooked!

I have now focused my attention on  this art medium & I am learning everything I can & i practice, practice, practice!!! 

I would love to be part of your celebration by face painting at your next event!  Please contact me anytime!

Live in the moment & be awesome today!   

Ladder Lady

Where have I been?


• Musikfest 2017

• Union Twsp Community Day @ Hunterdon 

• PA Theater of Performing Arts Wilkes Barre, PA

• Pioneer Festival 2017, Ontaulaunee Park, New Tripoli PA

• Water Gap Comic Fest

• Christmas in Nazareth @ Gracedale

• One Simple Wish Annual Christmas Party, Trenton, NJ

• Black Butterfly Painting Studio,        Long Valley, NJ

• LV Its-A-Con @ South Mall 

• Disney/Marvel Day, South Mall

• Food Truck Thursday’s @ South Mall

• Church Farm School 100th

Exton, PA

•  Clearview Elementary School Carnival,  Bethlehem PA

• KidsCon 2018 Quakertown PA

• Kamans Art Shops, Dorney Park

• PA Cannabis Festival, Scranton PA

• Canal Day, Wharton, NJ

• Imagicon, Palmer Park Mall, Easton PA

• Car Auto Show, Palmer Park Mall

• Pioneer Apple Festival 2018 Ontaulaunee Park, New Tripoli PA

• Beachhead Comics, Allentown PA

• Fall Harvest 2018, Wehr Covered Bridge, Allentown PA

• Dell’s Kitchen Easter & Halloween  Easton, PA

• Lehigh Valley Comic-Con, LCCC, Schnecksville PA

• Mt Bethel 1st Annual Music Festival, Chelsea Sun Inn, Mt Bethel, PA

South Mall Elsa / Santa Parade

Olympus Corporate Holiday Party

Themed Private parties (I will coordinate to match your party theme or event)

I’ve painted as Wonder Woman, a witch, unicorn, Minnie Mouse, Uma from Descendants 2, Emoji, Sweets & Treats girl, Ms Captain America, Darth Vader, Lion King, and a Minion. 


• Signage & home decor available   The Chow Hall in Emmaus, PA

• Leopard Glamour decor line available at Salon & Beyond, Bethlehem , PA

On Etsy find my shop under LadderLadyCreations to purchase my handmade signage & decor.

Contact me directly for any custom work or project your considering & I can create your vision in my home workshop.  

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Why hire Ladder Lady?


“A true artist has his or her own vision and creates those." 

For myself and my work, its different, making me unique from so many artists. I take my customers vision & recreate what they see.  It’s face and body art with an edge......

Face painting today is not the typical carnival attraction of yesterday. My vision for this awesome art medium is to think outside the box & you can incorporate the art of face & Body painting into anything.  This experience is fun for ANY age or gender! Special designs can be created for any theme, celebration, or event. The possibilities are endless...

Think about it...character themed parties, every holiday not just Halloween (Valentines, St Patrick’s Day, 4th of July, Christmas) and also elegant celebrations like New Years Eve, Masquerade Balls, Mardi Gras, 

Fire & Ice Balls.

Then there are the music festivals, UV Blacklight parties, cosplay events like Comicon, Stage & Theater production, film festival & music video production. 

Go team!  Show your team spirit at high school sporting events with team colors war paint, college tailgate parties, or pro sports games! You can book face painter for playoff game parties or Super Bowl parties.

As I said before, the possibilities are endless!   

We are now booking Face Painting events and private parties! Request a free quote for your next event and make it one you & your guests will never forget ~ I guarantee it!

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