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Hello All! I'm Brittany from Fortworth Texas

Post by SmileLines on Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:37 am

Hi everyone! My name is Brittany, and you have no idea how excited I am that I stumbled across this forum! I am generally a newlywed (1 year), and I am 22 years old. I still consider myself to be a beginner, since I have yet to book a paid event. I have been volunteering at church events and preschools to sort of dip my toes in to see if I enjoy it. And I DO! I have been face painting of and on for about 2 years, and I still have so much to learn! I would love to turn this hobby into more of a job, so any tips would be more than welcome. I am so excited to learn more about the face painting world, and to possibly get connected to other face painters out there! You tube is a great place for tips, just not great for social interactions... Sad

Also, I am expecting a baby boy in May (Muahaha, a future face paint victim), so I am sure I will be posting to this site more since I am getting bigger (That reads: Lazier Embarassed ) by the day. Pretty soon, the only going out will be for the groceries. Shocked.

P.S. I am going to apologize in advance for my excessive exclamation point usage... I get excited easily! Rolling Eyes
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Re: Hello All! I'm Brittany from Fortworth Texas

Post by fesspenter on Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:36 am

Dear SmileLines!
Welcome to the Forum!
I have three daughters, and there was a point where they would run screaming away from me when I even mentioned face paints!
I have replaced my family with a practice head!
I have almost exceeded my Exclamation Point Quota today!
Whoa!
I had better go!
Where in Texas are you from?
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Re: Hello All! I'm Brittany from Fortworth Texas

Post by SmileLines on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:54 am

Haha! I have heard that is a problem with face painter kids!
Maybe I can brainwash mine at an early age Smile
As for right now, I get a face a day from my husband!
I am glad to know there are others out there who love exclamation points! I swear that sometimes I don't even realize that there is a period option available.
I'm in the Fort worth Area, next to Dallas. I moved over here after I got married, before that I lived in Orlando, FL. I am terrible with directions though, and still feel like I just moved here!

How are practice heads? I am very hesitant to buy one, but it would probably be a good idea.
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Re: Hello All! I'm Brittany from Fortworth Texas

Post by fesspenter on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:07 am

Dear SmileLines:
I was born in Detroit, moved to Garland, Texas in 8th Grade, Altamonte Springs, Florida for a summer, then we moved to Toronto, Ontario when I was in 9th Grade. I love it up here.

Practice heads are good for working out some linework. Paint does not dry as quickly, or as well as it does on your face. I use my arms and legs to practice, mostly. You can buy "Tattoo Skin" to practice on a flat surface. You can also buy rolls and sheets of foam from the craft store to practice on. It does not matter what you use... as long as you practice, practice, practice. And, have fun practicing!

Happy Painting!
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Re: Hello All! I'm Brittany from Fortworth Texas

Post by Erica's Funny Faces on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:19 am

I have an extra practice head that I would love to donate to your education! Just pm me your address and pay the shipping.... Welcome to the forum! Very Happy
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Re: Hello All! I'm Brittany from Fortworth Texas

Post by SmileLines on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:22 am

Thanks! That would be awesome!

Also, do people go by real names or by screen names here? I am not only new to the site, but also new to the forum environment...
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Post by Erica's Funny Faces on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:26 am

My real name is in my screen name but either way is fine. If you opt for a screen name then you can add your real name to your signature. Smile Just go to your profile and edit it...
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Re: Hello All! I'm Brittany from Fortworth Texas

Post by SmileLines on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:36 am

Done and done!
Thanks for the help. I look forward to getting to know everyone more.
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Re: Hello All! I'm Brittany from Fortworth Texas

Post by granola on Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:02 pm

Welcome Brittany!! I live in Texas too but way down south Very Happy
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Re: Hello All! I'm Brittany from Fortworth Texas

Post by fesspenter on Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:13 pm

Dear SmileLines Brittany:
When I began lurking on this Forum, I was new to the chat room concept. All I knew was the stuff I told my children... Do not use your real name as your screen name... and never, ever meet anybody from a chat room in person. I created a screen name that sounded the way my great-grandfather from Kiev spoke, if he had ever uttered the words, "Face Painter". I knew he said, "Carpenter" for Car Painter, so "fesspenter" it was.
I have met Ruggabug in person at her lovely home, I have shared face paint orders with Face Painting by Jessica, had a mini-jam with Jessica and kingsmeadmama. I have connected with like-minded people and I love this Forum. At festivals and fairs, I always introduce myself to other face painters and, more often than not, I have been met with derision and sneer. It was worth the effort for the few friends I have made. I figure that each of us is an artist. We each have our own way of painting. I am not competition for anyone else. I would rather make some friends. And, I have!
Happy Painting!
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Re: Hello All! I'm Brittany from Fortworth Texas

Post by Valerie A on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:33 pm

Welcome Smilelines Brittany! (I commented about your Martini painting in another thread & here you are, officially!---and I am an exclamation point fiend too! Wink ) So nice to have a Participating new person! There are so many wonderful, helpful people here on the forum (Lisa "Fesspenter" is a prime example!) Don't know if you've come across the "Show and Tell" thread in the New to Face Painting section, but be sure to post your misc there, we need more new people that share Laughing (I see you found the latest newbie Challenge Very Happy )

Lisa, I have been meaning to ask how you got to be Fesspenter!!! I thought maybe it was your maiden name...What a cute story about your great grandpa!
lol!
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Re: Hello All! I'm Brittany from Fortworth Texas

Post by SmileLines on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:29 am

Absolutely! I work very part time with a friend as an assistant photographer, so I usually am really bad at posting pictures from my phone, but I hope to get better. Not EVERYTHING has to look professional (especially if it is practice, haha). I will probably post some photos on the show and tell that I have done and took pictures with my phone. It is just so hard to find little ones to model for those pictures I will be needing to make boards and stuff. So, I have a few designs never seen because my husband doesn't want me posting him in butterfly or princess makeup (Bahaha... blackmail xD), but I have the okay to post them here!

Here is my friend's website in case you wanted to see the other work I do Smile
cdanisnapshots.com
(I'm usually the one holding reflectors, fixing hair, very occasionally second shooting... Some of that is in the blogs, and I am the "first mate" in the ABOUT section)

I am looking forward to venturing out into the other forums!
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Re: Hello All! I'm Brittany from Fortworth Texas

Post by SmileLines on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:37 am

Oh! I didn't even see the other two comments Shocked
Granola- I am so glad to meet another Texas facepainter! Maybe we'll see eachother if there is ever an event in Houstin or Fortworth we are both going to. Are there even face painting events in Texas? Haha. Anywho, glad to meet another newbie (I saw your intro earlier and find it hilarious that you use your husband too).

FessPainter Lisa- Good tips to go by! I usually use my real name only because it is one of the most generic names in existence! Seriously, I know like 5 other Brittany's in my area! Not a big promoter of last names, but it may be on my face paint site somewhere... Oh well...

Ooh! What are mini- jam sessions? Sounds like a heap of fun!
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