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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:22 pm

I had one of those moments an hour ago.

I was at a little girl's birthday. There was an older boy there, maybe 10-12. As I was setting up, everyone was asking him if he was going to get his face painted. He kept shrugging with disinterest, and said no.

About half an hour later, he's sitting in my chair excitedly while I paint a tiger face on him.

At the end of the party as I'm leaving, he runs up to me and says: "My birthday party is in December! Can you come???" I told him to have his mom give me a call. Smile

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Post by kathyrisley on Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:15 pm

So sweet, I just got home from painting a party where one little girl asked if I could come home with her and paint her little brother because he would be so sad that she was painted and he was not. She actually asked her mother if I could. How sweet some of these little ones are!!
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Post by Psalmbook on Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:56 pm

We have the best job ever!

A few months ago I had a party where the birthday girl was super shy. Mom wanted her face painted so bad & was a little pushy about it (scaring the child even more). She would watch as I painted the other children, but shy away if I even looked at her. So, I just talked to her while I painted the other kids. When everyone was away, I sat right down on the ground & started talking w/ her about her birthday, her bounce house, her cake, etc. She had a Dora Princess cake & I had her show it to me. I then asked her if she'd like me to paint her as Dora Princess & she just lit up! She ran to my chair & STOPPED! She wasn't afraid of me, but of my TALL chair Very Happy So, we sat down on the ground & I painted her. I'm so glad I took the time to seek her out, get to know her & reassure her. She now comes to my Chick-Fil-A job & always must be painted!
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Post by Affordable Face Magic on Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:59 pm

What a cute (& loving) story, Linda.
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Post by Affordable Face Magic on Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:00 am

Janna, isn't great when the boys "open up" & let themselves have fun?
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Post by martha on Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:06 am

You are absolutely right about this being awesome Linda. Last event I did, had a girl look at herself in the mirror and then she just propelled herself onto me with the biggest hug. Another child was apparently so soothed by the cool sponge on his face that he kept nodding off with my hand under his chin while I painted his Spidey! Too cute. Still makes me smile.
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Post by LoriSamson on Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:38 am

Little boys are notorious for nodding off while being painted. Their brain doesnít develop as quickly as girls (in some area of the brain) and itís like stroking a babyís face to make them fall asleep. Iíve told moms about this and had them watch it happen and woke the child up with a startle look because we had all started laughing. The thing that really surprised me when I started was the boys under 5 years who show no expression as they look into the mirror. I thought they didnít like it at first. Now when it happens it always make to laugh. They just sit there and stare and stare (blank faced).
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Post by Katurah on Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:01 am

Awww so sweet! Smile
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Post by HillbillyDiva1 on Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:42 pm

Before I became a face painter I was a hair dresser so already had experience with boys falling asleep in the chair. Getting painted can be a very relaxing experience.I also love when they recognize you out side the event you painted. Of coarse it also reminds us how old we're getting when the kids remember but the adults don't.LOL
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Mon May 07, 2012 9:56 am

I had another moment yesterday!

It was the end of the day after painting for 6 hours straight... I was exhausted, but there were only a few kids left. Of course they all asked for wacky requests.

The last girl in line wanted "a black horse going around her eye, but not too close to her eye because her eye puffs up when there's makeup too close". I have NEVER done a horse or unicorn before.

So I did this style of horse, in black with a white mane:


She looked in the mirror and her eyes lit up and she said "THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED!!!"

It was nice to end the day on such a high note. Smile
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Post by Psalmbook on Mon May 07, 2012 9:01 pm

So cute!

I had the birthday boy (1 yr old) give me a cake filled hug (yup... cake everywhere). The mom was mortified, but I just laughed. It was my last gig of the day & I was going home, so I actually let it happen Very Happy
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Post by Denise Cold on Mon May 07, 2012 9:16 pm

Lori reminded me of a boy at my gig on Friday. He had no expression...maybe a little curl of the mouth...when he saw his Spiderman but he wanted to look in the mirror for a little bit. I took a picture and got him down finally because I had kids waiting...

I had my mirrors sitting flat on the second shelf of the Fat Max because I was outside and this same little Spiderman comes over to the Fat Max and leans over slowly to look at his face in the mirror. His dad was behind him and I told the boy "you can borrow my mirror...I've got two" and he got shy and turned around to his dad.

About 20 minutes later same little Spiderman comes over and leans over to look in the mirror again. Again I offered the mirror but he just stood there looking so I let him. It was so cute.

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Post by sara_geneve on Tue May 08, 2012 8:57 am

All these stories are so heartwarming. Reminds me of a birthday party I painted at. It was a girls' party but there were twin 7 year old boys. They kept insisting that they didn't want to be painted-that they were going to an Xmas party that evening and couldn't be painted but they NEVER LEFT MY SIDE.. Still at the end of the party no painting for them even though I offered arm designs, boy things, etc. My husband was there with me (it was a party for acquaintances and my daughter was attending) and asked if I could do a dragon on his arm. After seeing it, suddenly both boys grinned and both wanted dragons on their arms. They competitively said each of theirs was cooler and were so proud. I really felt warm fuzzies that I had won them over.
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Post by Fababiz on Fri May 11, 2012 2:46 pm

My moment was about a few months ago. There was this festival I was doing and there was this 10 year old girl that kept coming over and over to look at my picture board. But each time would leave.

Finally she came with her mother showing her the picture of the face she wanted. But the mother refused because she could not afford it. And just by the look of the mother and the little girl, I could see that they didn't had much money. So they walked away.

Then again I see this little girl that kept coming over and kept starring at the same picture. Finally I was no longer busy so I went up to her and asked her if she wanted her face painted. Her eyes got wide open and all of a sudden she started having these tears coming down, then said she couldn't have her face painted because her mother could not afford it. I told her to go get her mom and I asked her mother if I could paint her daughters face for free. The mother was hesitant but I reassured her that I didn't want a penny for it. The mother started shedding tears and told me it was her daughter`s 10th birthday and she could not afford to buy her any gift but doing her face would be the best gift someone could give her. When the mother said that it almost brought tears to my eyes too.

So I did the little girls face as a butterfly just like she wanted and not only did I do her face, I gave her a card for another face painting for free. Both the mother and the little girl where so happy. Just before they left the mother give me a big hug and thanked me for my kindness. It made me feel really good knowing that I made two people's day on that day.
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Post by Guest on Fri May 11, 2012 3:34 pm

This past weekend I painted at a little girl's birthday. Dad planned everything last minute. Karaoke, painting, tattoos....everything.
When I get there I was told that mom and dad just seperated.
She clung to my left arm all night. Hugging me and being my shadow.
After the party, her gramms told me that the party was boring until I got there. I made the party fun....and Ruby loved me.
She gave me the warmest hug and smile when I left.
AND.....dad...was....HOT!!!! Embarassed

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Post by rthling on Fri May 11, 2012 5:32 pm

Such great stories!

I had a sweet one yesterday, painting a little boy I have painted many times. He is a friend's son, and he and his sister are regular models for me. For some reason, I hadn't painted them in a while, and they let me paint them before we went to hang around the mall on Mom's night out (cards in hand, wink, wink).

Well, I mentioned to him that he was growing up so much, and I could tell the shape of his face was changing and losing that baby boy quality, and said how we've both kind of grown up since I started painting. He was my first Green Lantern, and yesterday he was my most recent version. When I was done, I gave him the mirror and he just gasped. Then he looked at me all shy, like I wasn't supposed to know how delighted he was with it. And we just grinned.

So sweet.
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Post by rthling on Fri May 11, 2012 5:37 pm

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Post by Miss Ronnie on Fri May 11, 2012 9:52 pm

Great job, Diane.... impressive flame, too! cheers
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Post by rthling on Fri May 11, 2012 10:24 pm

Aww, thanks!
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Post by Kumi's Magical Brush on Sat May 12, 2012 12:17 pm

So sweet ♥
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Post by veelux on Sat May 12, 2012 1:03 pm

X-facion, your story made me cry. That is so amazing....we can bring such joy with our paint, we truly are blessed. I can tell it meant the world to the two of them. Good on you for being such a beautiful person and taking the time to make a differnce. They will never forget it!
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Post by HillbillyDiva1 on Mon May 14, 2012 2:22 pm

Last week we did a city wide party for perfect attendance 15 schools over 800 kids were there. This 13 year old boy thought he was going to through me off says I'm want a zombie and I told him sure what kind you want. So I did a pretty basic zombie because we only had 3 painters and 3 and a half hours but I happened to have a toothbrush in my fatmax so I got it wet and dipped it in the red had him close his eyes and flicked it to make the blood splatter. Everyone ooh ed and aah ed like I did a magic trick and he was very happy when I showed him the mirror.
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Mon May 14, 2012 2:46 pm

Ooooh... I like that idea, using a toothbrush to flick on red 'blood'!
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Post by HillbillyDiva1 on Mon May 14, 2012 3:06 pm

I think I got it from someone on here. Best part you can usually find toothbrushes for under $1.
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Post by donwyn on Mon May 14, 2012 4:43 pm

Great stories, this forum needs a 'like' button. Very Happy
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