About the Ladder Lady


The Ladder Lady


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 ful;l attention on  this wonderful art medium.

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 

This is where all the magic starts! My Craft n Go !!!

You dream it, let us create it!

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


costuming & designs to match your party theme, event, or brand

I’ve painted as Wonder Woman,  Super Mario, Rainbow Unicorn, Minnie Mouse, Uma of Descendants 2, Emoji, Ms Captain America, Darth Vader, Lion King, a Minion, Sailor, Spiderman, Black Widow, Leprechaun, Woodland Fox, Toy Story 4, Elsa, & so many more characters to come...


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.

Let Face Painting by Ladder Lady  be part of your event - 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, MasqueradeBalls, Mardi Gras, Fire & Ice Balls.

Then there are the music festivals, UV Black Light parties, cosplay events like Comicon, Stage & Theater production, films, photo shoots, &  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 playoffs 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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Where have I painted?

Musikfest 2017

Union Twsp Community Day 

PA Theater of Performing Arts

Pioneer Festival 2017

Water Gap Comic Con 2017/2019

Christmas in Nazareth@ Gracedale

One Simple Wish Christmas Party Trenton NJ

Black Butterfly Painting Studio 

  in Long Valley NJ

LV Its-A-Con 2017/2018/2019

Disney/Marvel Day 2017/2018/2019

Food Truck Thursday’s South Mall 2018/2019

Church Farm School 100th ExtonPA

Clearview Elementary Carnival

KidsCon 2018/2019 Quakertown PA

Kamans Art Shops @Dorney Park

PA Cannabis Festival, Scranton PA 

Canal Day, Wharton, NJ

Imagicon & Car Show@Palmer Park Mall

Pioneer Apple Festival 2018/2019

Beachhead Comics, Allentown PA

Fall Harvest 2018/2019 S Whitehall 

Dell’s Kitchen Easter & Halloween  

Lehigh Valley Comic-Con

Mt Bethel 1st Annual Music Festival

Frozen Parade w/Santa & Elsa

Olympus Corporate Holiday Party

Lehigh University 

University of Scranton

Valley Fruits & Veggies LV Strawberry Festival 

Red Robin


Lehigh Hanson Concrete

Northampton Community Days 2019

Steam Fest 2019 @ ArtsQuest

Shoppes of Wyomissing

Contact Us

Face Painting By Ladder Lady

drbouman@msn.com (484) 896-0976