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Post by Metina on Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:44 pm

Hiya,

I wanted to start this so we could all list our goals and then check them off or modify as the year goes on. My biggest goal is to grow my business by expaning to more than just face painting. I have been working on twisting and my henna and just ordered 1000 postcards through Vista that they will print and mail for me. What a godsend!

1. Learn to twist 25 designs
2. Be working at least 3 weekends per month
3. Come up with a clown costume
4. Commit at least 10 henna tatts to memory
5. Continue to build the FPForum through social networking, email newsletters, word of mouth and fun challenges!

more to come


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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Criss on Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:40 pm

Thats a great list
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Magic on Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:31 pm

I have a big list:
Solidify my working Kit
Get a big belly painted
Get the website finished
Press kit and trifold
Study with Pashur -he rocks!
Get involved with the NY face painting guild
by a banner and tent
infiltrate every rec department and pta for 60 miles
make more face painting friends who I can obsess over the perfect white with.....
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by LoneWolf on Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:46 am

Metina, great idea. Think I will try to reach the following goals:
Reach a level of henna tattoos, so I can do more complicated design on the spot.
Practice my normal "daisy" flowers, till they look good (I'm much better at roses)
Get to minimum one convention/ festival.
Finish my new homepage (halfway there already)

Hope I meet some of you fellow forum member in the new year. The last months has been really busy with a lot of jobs and a sweet new boyfriend, so I did not have so much time to spend here. But January is always a slow month, so you will be seeing more to me again here =)

Happy new year.
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by JBax on Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:21 am

Get to a convention.
Get business cards.
Get comfortable/great with tribals and nothings
Stop reorganizing my kit because I have found what works for me!
Network with more painters in my area.
Paint more bodies.

I think this is a pretty good start for next year. I have a tendency to be over-ambitious.
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Linda Adams on Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:39 am

Great idea Metina,

1. make more in 2010 than in 2009
(hopefully not too hard because I'm hoping the economy will turn)
2. get more creative
(I'm like a xerox machine, if I see it I can copy it, but I can't come up with anything original)
3. Go to a convention
(I'm taking care of that one early, I'm going to Kim Hatch's convention in Connecticut this January)
4. Market myself more.....see #1
5. practice more (I have a tendency to be slack and not force myself to paint during the slow periods....like now....! Wink


Happy New Year Everyone! I love you
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by squiggle on Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:32 pm

1. Go to a convention.
2. Get a domain name and move my webpage to the new site.
3. Design and mail out postcards to advertise.
4. Practice, practice, PRACTICE!!!!!
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by CPFaces on Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:15 pm

Great idea Metina! Here is mine:

1. Get to every convention I possibly can
2. Make balloon twisting as second nature as my painting
3. Book everything humanly possible!
4. Paint more bodies and bellies
5. Get a new website
6. BE HAPPY!!!!!
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Lady Jayde on Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:48 pm

I love this! Something to focus on...

In no particular order of importance:

1. See that a thriving NE Ohio Face Painter's Guild is established and KNOWN! And be an active member of it!
2. Get my website up and running!
3. Get more pictures of my work on said website!
4. Weed the 'baubles' out of my kit so that I only keep what I will actually use.
5. Do my first body painting (I'm thinking a back mural)
6. Get better at tribals, no so much line quality but creativity in design.
7. Learn to do glitter tats and become proficient enough at painting to do both.
8. Speed up without sacrificing quality!
9. Go to at LEAST ONE convention! I want to meet at least some of you guys here who have helped me get my feet off the ground!
10. Learn to see my work from a positive stand point instead of with a critical eye! I need to accept that I provide a service that many can't and it is my creative ability that is sought after more so than my paints.
11. Meet Shannon face-to-face and have her show me how to use Bach Blue the way she does!
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by WyndyO on Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:35 pm

My 2010 Goals!!!

a. Complete the fine tuning and improvement of my Website
b. Practice and Challenge Myself Weekly!!! (I want to experience signicficant improvement in skills and speed and break "out of the box" in 2010! : )
c. Start an Album of my ORIGINAL Sketched Designs and Ideas!(executed on real people)
d. Complete a Professional Portfolio
e. USE THE CONTRACT!!!
f. Participate in a Competition
g. Take a cruise!!!!
h. Twist from memory at more than a dozen new designs (and a few original ones!)
i. Do a day at Twist and Shout in Chicago to be INSPIRED
j. Expand henna skills
k. Improve Airbrush Skills and Confidence
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Guest on Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:06 am

Lady Jayde wrote:
11. Meet Shannon face-to-face and have her show me how to use Bach Blue the way she does!

I'm a goal??? I'm honoured... (with a "U")!

My goals...
- Increase income (ALWAYS an annual goal!)
- get my next book DONE... The SBS one... taking a lot of time to get all the painting done, so I'm a bit behind on my deadline...
-to run Camp Fennell in the summer (still waiting on a couple of festivals to confirm dates so I can set the dates for the camp!)
- review my business plan as usual and update as necessary
- be a little more agressive in my marketing - there are more painters in the area than there used to be and I need to be a little more diligent about targetting "new" customers.
- get to one major event/convention/workshop myself to learn new things!

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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Judy on Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:39 am

It's been exactly 1 year since I started thinking about face painting. In fact New Year's Eve I had the privilege of painting with the lady that inspired me to give this a try. Last new year's I stood in line for 1 1/2 hours to have Criss paint my step daughter and she whipped out a white puppy dog in a couple of minutes, this year I was painting at a table next to her... how cool is that. Now I'm hooked.... thanks Criss Laughing

My goals by July:
1. Reduce my avg time/face to 5 min/face.
2. Get a tall director's chair.
3. Go to Camp Fennel- August would work for me
4.Make my display board/set up wind proof.
5. Increase the number of pics on my display board.
6. Create some of my own original designs rather than copying others.
7. Organize at least 1 jam.
8. Recruit a line manager/brush washer/water changer person.
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Criss on Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:57 pm

Gosh Embarassed thanks Judy. It was a pleasure working with you as well. I hope we get to do more together in the future. Smile
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Ashley Pickin on Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:27 am

yay! I hope that I can make it through my list, it might be too long Rolling Eyes

1. Get a new website that does everything that I want it to do! (already started that one in November when I hired someone to design it for me!)
2. Get my Youtube channel up and running and upload a video to it at least once a week!
3. Try to remember as many names as I can when I go to FABAIC this year.
4. Be more aggressive with my marketing.
5. Have at least one job every weekend(unless I'm on vacation!)
6. Work on the cheekart encyclopedia(this is going to be a side project.)
7. Be more creative, and practice at drawing everyday.
8. Be much more thourough in my book keeping, and recording all info for every client!
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by contrachapado on Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:11 pm

My #1 goal right now is...

To paint!!!

We've had illness and a crazy schedule, and I haven't painted in probably a month! Boohoo!
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Metina on Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:32 pm

Not that I expect you all to read this as I update, but just wanted to update my list.

1. Learn to twist 25 designs: 15 done
2. Be working at least 3 weekends per month: 2 in Jan. (pretty good so far and the month isn't over)
3. Come up with a clown costume: Wig picked out, shirt in hands, shoes to be ordered this week.
4. Commit at least 10 henna tatts to memory. Nada
5. Continue to build the FPForum through social networking, email newsletters, word of mouth and fun challenges! Got three youtube videos up this week, great start!

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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by JBax on Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:39 pm

Lori.... hope you feel better!

Metina... you do have 11.5 more months to meet your goals!
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by LoneWolf on Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:44 pm

Goals 2010:
Reach a level of henna tattoos, so I can do more complicated design on the spot.
Practice my normal "daisy" flowers, till they look good (I'm much better at roses)
Get to minimum one convention/ festival.
Finish my new homepage. sunny Finished! http://lone-wolf.dk/index-en.html I have tried to translate it, since I have so many non-Danish speaking guests on. So please take a look and report when you find spelling errors and so. And tell me what you think else about it =)
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by squiggle on Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:35 am

Here's my little update:

1. Go to a convention (planning to go to lafete in march)
2. Get a domain name and move my webpage to the new site (not yet)
3. Design and mail out postcards to advertise. (mailed out 125 this week!)
4. Practice, practice, PRACTICE!!!!!. (committed to practicing at least one design each night and so far haven't missed a night!)
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Kristal on Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:22 am

*Get the new website up and running
*New prices = solidified
*Have printable invite inserts available
*Add new support to my tool box so I can take my chair to gigs
*Send out event feedback form with follow-up emails
*Market myself to restaurants
*Add at least 1 design each (face painting/balloons) per month to working repertoire
*Add to my boy designs
*Work more events than last year
*Make more money than last year!
*New Thank You postcards - design and order
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by CABBYJ on Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:58 am

WyndyO wrote:My 2010 Goals!!!

a. Complete the fine tuning and improvement of my Website
b. Practice and Challenge Myself Weekly!!! (I want to experience signicficant improvement in skills and speed and break "out of the box" in 2010! : )
c. Start an Album of my ORIGINAL Sketched Designs and Ideas!(executed on real people)
d. Complete a Professional Portfolio
e. USE THE CONTRACT!!!
f. Participate in a Competition
g. Take a cruise!!!!
h. Twist from memory at more than a dozen new designs (and a few original ones!)
i. Do a day at Twist and Shout in Chicago to be INSPIRED
j. Expand henna skills
k. Improve Airbrush Skills and Confidence

What's twist and shout?
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by WyndyO on Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:06 pm

Twist and Shout is one of the largest balloon conventions!!! There are some of the best twisters, decorators, entertainers, and artists there teaching, networking and competing. Here is the link....

http://www.balloonconvention.com/
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Dana Bee Creative on Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:01 am

1. Get a job face painting at Sesame Place this summer--it will do amazing things for my skills!
2. Take Pashur's Tribals, Mini Masterpieces, and Tattoos classes
3. Take at least 1 Wolfe Bros. class
4. Learn how to do henna
5. Learn how to twist balloons
6. Paint a pregnant belly
7. Add nail art to my line of services
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Metina on Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:41 am

1. Learn to twist 25 designs: 15 done
2. Be working at least 3 weekends per month: 2 in Jan. (pretty good so far and the month isn't over)
3. Come up with a clown costume: Wig picked out, shirt in hands, shoes to be ordered this week.
4. Commit at least 10 henna tatts to memory. Nada
5. Continue to build the FPForum through social networking, email newsletters, word of mouth and fun challenges! Got three youtube videos up this week, great start!

Just wanted to update and encourage you to do the same:

1. Learn to twist 25 designs: 25 done, Revising to 100
2. Be working at least 3 jobs per month: 3 in Jan. now assured!
3. Come up with a clown costume: Wig picked out, shirt in hands, shoes on hold, need to figure out a face.
4. Commit at least 10 henna tatts to memory. Nada
5. Continue to build the FPForum through social networking, email newsletters, word of mouth and fun challenges! Got three youtube videos up this week, great start! Jan. Newsletter out and all designs for Feb collected!

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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by CABBYJ on Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:58 pm

Ok, my goals are:

1. Book a paying gig Sad
2. Set aside $40 month for ad in local "mom" mag
3. Attend a convention
4. Attend a "Jam"
5. Learn to twist
6. Establish a relationship with 1-3 retailers/restaurants
7. Big dream: add character visits cheers
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