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Home from FABAIC, what a great time!!!

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Home from FABAIC, what a great time!!!

Post by Jody Rife on Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:30 am

Who would've known how much face and body painting fun could be packed into 5 days!

At first I was so homesick for my family that I questioned being there, my little girl would call me crying and it broke my heart. I ran into Svetlana Keller and she is so sweet, she straight away told me, that as mom's and artists, we deserved to be there and deserved to have a good time. So that is exactly what I decided to do, make the most of it and have a great time!

I went off the deep end and not only entered the body painting competition but 2 other competitions also. Now, I did not place, you can imagine how strong the competitors were. It was just so amazing to even be in the room with such talent and electricity. I will take the judges comments ,good and bad and apply them to my work and definitely be more prepared next time. However, hindsight is 20/20 ,1 competition would have been plenty for me. I missed out on a few hours of valuable jam time with the first 2 and of course you do miss out on classes in the body painting competition.

My camera was pretty rotten and didn't take super indoor pics, I hope to get a better one by next year. Yes, I will go again next year, Lord willing. Smile

I was so blessed to meet so many of you from here on the forum, what a treasure that was!

On our way home, we were flying from Atlanta to Charleston WV. No biggie, well so you would think. We had been in the air about 30 minutes and the pilot comes on the air saying that we would be turning around and going back to Atlanta because our steering in the landing gear went out and Charleston has a short runway ,Atlanta has a long one. Translation, ...We will fly right off that short West Virginia airstrip right smack into those beautiful WV mountains if we go to Charleston!!! Yes ,I had a panic attack.

When we landed, there were emergency vehicles on the ground poised and ready to save us if necessary. It was very interesting to say the least. But all is well, we got a new plane and a $50 certificate towards our next flight and were only 2 hours late getting back. Rolling Eyes

So Huge fan of FABAIC and the whole Silly Farm team. but not a huge fan of emergency plane landings, LOL Hopefully that will be the last time that happens when I fly. Smile
Here is the link to my FABAIC FB photos, I wish I had more and most of all wish I had thought to get pics with my forum friends, Sad I didn't always have my camera and sometimes when I did I think I was in such a brain fog from lack of sleep, I just didn't think. Sad
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.619548891407578.1073741836.108390565856749&type=3
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:25 am

I was watching your postings on Face book - you did great! So proud of you diving in like that!
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Post by Jody Rife on Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:06 pm

Thanks Rhonda, it had to be done,LOL I am actually a shy and introverted person sometimes and I force myself into uncomfortable situations just to overcome it. Smile I guess I throw myself under the bus sometimes but, it's all good.
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Post by Affordable Face Magic on Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:17 am

Missed you Jody. Was only able to make it one night...Thusday, for the Jam & Vendors. We had a death in the family. 4 of my grandchildren lost their other grandmother. I'd held off registering. Next year FOR SURE!!!! Enjoyed your FB pics.You are amazing. I always love your work! Hope to meet you next year
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Post by fesspenter on Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:10 am

It was fun, looking at your FB posts and living vicariously through your pictures.

I am so glad you had a great time.

Happy Painting!
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Post by Jody Rife on Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:47 pm

Pat, I'm so sorry. What a terrible thing to happen.
Hopefully you will be able to go for the full event next time, I look forward to meeting you. I loved it so much, I have already registered. Smile

Maybe we will see you next year too Lisa. Smile
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Post by Steph Snyder on Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:40 am

I so enjoyed being your buddy on this trip! I truly enjoyed being your model for the first two competitions and I think you did an awesome job on all three!! Even though there was talent beyond what I can ever imagine, I am so thankful for the blessing to learn from so many and hope I too get to go next year!! 

But in saying that, I do not look forward to any future emergency landings!! Upon seeing the emergency vehicles "poised and ready", I truly realized how close we were to some potentially unfortunate event that God spared us!!

Thank you Jody for being as I say My Mentor and truly a great friend!!
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Post by Jody Rife on Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:12 am

Oh Steph, I love you! I had a great time with you too. Thank you so much for being my model. It took me a couple of days to recover from that flight,LOL. 

I love your face painting in your avatar! You just keep growing and getting better and better! You have a cool style. Cool

I registered for the convention already! I just have to be there again. Smile Hope you get to come, too.
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Post by TinafromNY on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:14 am

The photos were great!  WOW, that looks like it was FUN FUN FUN!!!!!
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