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What if it rains??

Post by jenny rae on Mon May 28, 2012 10:01 am

Ok, I have bought my tent and have my first festival in a couple weeks. I am so excited, but what if it rains? Do I need to invest in glitter tattoos and henna just in case, or what? Im in Missouri, so the chance for rain is always there. I plan on doing a lot more festivals in my area and will be devistated if I spend all the money to get in only to have it rain and make nothing. Also concerned because we can have some seriously hot and humid days. I have had to paint or should I say attempted to paint a couple women in the midst of a hot flash, only to watch my paint run off. Is that what it is like in the summer? What should I do then?

Advice? Please?

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Post by martha on Mon May 28, 2012 10:04 am

Hot and humid = Starblends or Luminere powders. Painted in Arizona once where it was seriously HOT but dry. No problems with paint running (it was drying on my brush actually). Hot and humid and sweating are just a setup for messy face painting. I recently invested in Starblends and a Luminere palette. Love them!
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Post by Perry Noia on Mon May 28, 2012 1:02 pm

it's the chance we take with festivals.... I have balloons and Glitterfly has glitter tattoos... it's nice to have SOMETHING in case, but it's like a lottery doing festivals.
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Post by SuzySparkles on Mon May 28, 2012 2:15 pm

I refuse to do festivals anymore after my last experience. It was 4 days long and I turned down SOOOOOOO many parties to do this festival. A tent was required and that was no problem as I already had one... a $200 one that was used once prior. Well the first night the tent was ruined in the wind/rain. Went to Walmart and bought another for $100. 3rd day that got ruined. 4th day, just had no tent........ Sunburned to death. I paid $250 for the spot, after all of the rain and bull I made like $140

AND on the only day that was actually nice and sunny (the day without a tent) I see people face painted and find out that they had someone doing it for free right outside the festival. GRRRRRRRRR......... Not worth it at all.
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Mon May 28, 2012 3:36 pm

Suzy, that story belongs in our up and coming soon to be published book we should all collaborate on;

"Grin and Bare it...
(face painters tell all)

Soon to be a major motion picture starring:

Shannon Fennell... the woman who was banished to a far away land but lives life on her own terms.

Perry Noia... the clown with a heart that matches her hair.

Suzy Sparkles... the dazzling entrepreneur who can't be bought.

martha... the nurse so busy saving lives she hasn't got time for a last name.

(Keep it going guys!)
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Post by martha on Mon May 28, 2012 5:08 pm

LOL! And don't forget Miss Ronnie--sultry, young at heart vixen with a sense of humor to die for and a gorilla for a boyfriend!
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Mon May 28, 2012 5:36 pm

Also starring:

Metina... the mastermind behind it all who gave up her life of espionage to begin world domination by training her minions all over the globe.

fesspenter... the court jester who knows too much.

and.... ????
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Tue May 29, 2012 12:40 am

Denise Cold... the woman whose laugh can be heard from space; but what is she REALLY up to?

Somebody else's turn, dagnabbit!
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Post by martha on Tue May 29, 2012 9:48 am

Daizy --the artist with ethereal vision and angelic models!
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Tue May 29, 2012 9:52 am

Sorry we hi-jacked your thread, jenny rae!!!
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Post by acarreon on Tue May 29, 2012 1:16 pm

omgosh tooo dog gone funny...love it! Very Happy
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Post by debranewmanart on Tue May 29, 2012 2:04 pm

SuzySparkles wrote:I refuse to do festivals anymore after my last experience. It was 4 days long and I turned down SOOOOOOO many parties to do this festival. A tent was required and that was no problem as I already had one... a $200 one that was used once prior. Well the first night the tent was ruined in the wind/rain. Went to Walmart and bought another for $100. 3rd day that got ruined. 4th day, just had no tent........ Sunburned to death. I paid $250 for the spot, after all of the rain and bull I made like $140

AND on the only day that was actually nice and sunny (the day without a tent) I see people face painted and find out that they had someone doing it for free right outside the festival. GRRRRRRRRR......... Not worth it at all.

Sorry you've had such a bad experience with festivals. I've been doing them for 3 years and have never had a bad one because of weather ....of course now that I've said that, I probably will Wink

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Post by Sweet Loretta on Tue May 29, 2012 2:18 pm

I just rolled in from an annual music festival in Yosemite. We painted all through Friday and Saturday in and out of grey skies, rain, hail and huge snowflakes and lovely sun. If it rains you go with the flow. That's festival work!
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Post by Guest on Tue May 29, 2012 8:07 pm

I paint at a festival up in the Rockies every August longweekend... and in the two and a half days we are there each and every year we experience the seven plagues and the four seasons....

Two years ago the heavens opened up and the deluge began about two hours before the end of the second day... the rain was blowing in sideways so we shut it down and tried to get everything in the car (which is RIGHT beside the tent) as fast as we could... we were saturated, my palettes had to have the water poured out of them... we got the last thing in the car and slammed the door... RIGHT that second the canopy collapsed from the water load on top and all the uprights bent...

We got in the car and drove up to the office, collected our cheque early (quitting early wasn't challenged) and went to the hotel to attemp to dry out.

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