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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Magic on Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:54 pm

Update
I have a big list:
Solidify my working Kit-ordered by base kit (Paradise)
Get a big belly painted-scheduled for Feb lete hope she holds!
Get the website finished-Done yeah!!! Never really done but launched check it out www.makingfacesparties.com
Press kit and trifold-next up
Study with Pashur -he rocks! definitely working on this
Get involved with the NY face painting guild- going to the feb jam
by a banner and tent- still a ways off
infiltrate every rec department and pta for 60 miles working on it
make more face painting friends who I can obsess over the perfect white with......everyday!
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Post by LoneWolf on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:55 am

Goals 2010:
Reach a level of henna tattoos, so I can do more complicated design on the spot. I am still practising
Practice my normal "daisy" flowers, till they look good (I'm much better at roses) almost happy
Get to minimum one convention/ festival. Have booked for Seeboden this year.
Finish my new homepage. Finished!





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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by JBax on Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:03 am

Soo pretty! And it's only March! I need to check on my list.
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Painted Dragon on Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:04 am

Beautiful flowers, LW!
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by JBax on Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:29 am

Get to a convention= have resort booked and paid for for FABIAC!!!! In need of roommates to make it super fun!
Get business cards= Got em, love em.
Get comfortable/great with tribals and nothings getting there, not all the way there yet
Stop reorganizing my kit because I have found what works for me! I don't know if this one is possible with my personality
Network with more painters in my area. have met one more, went to high school with her (small world) and are discussing jamming/guilding.
Paint more bodies one down, lots to go!

Addendum: glitter more bodies
paint at 2-4 new festivals this year
by December, figure what it would take to move to painting full time.
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you can print your own buisness cards for free!!

Post by bkrvail on Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:31 am

JBax wrote: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.

Here is the link to print your own buisness cards free, i bought some nice thick paper that would still go through my printer and just filled out the form and printed them off.
http://www.printfree.com/_vti_bin/shtml.dll/Business_Cards/Business_card_01in.htm
hope this helps with one of the things on your list
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Guest on Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:40 am

Thing is with home printed business cards is that they look like you printed them... the give away is the paper, the edges, and the fact that toner and printer inks fade horribly.

If you are just starting out, sure, by all means - you need to get your card out there BUT also, getting professionally printed ones is so much better and Vista Print is even FREE so you don't even need to buy the paper...

I did the home printing route in the beginning like a lot of people but was never satisfied with them.

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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Magic on Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:06 pm

your marketing shows your dedication and level of professionalism-your card and your website are ultra important they will get you jobs.
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by ccsfaces on Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:44 pm

Airbrush. . . and create an excellent beast for the Bronner Bros. International Hairshow in Atlanta this August.
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Psalmbook on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:04 pm

I just found this. I had goals that I've met already:
1) Get a website up & running & get on every free party site. DONE
2) learn more balloons(getting better)Still need more work here, but my daughter is getting soooo good!
3) Get a tent & directors chair. DONE
4) Get a restaurant gig. DONE Need to redo Sad
5) Practice more!!! Get better at using paint for a base(I use Starblend powder) & get better at linework & tear drops. Always needs more work, but wow have I gotten better! Practice does work!
6) Get a BIG gig(did a festival, so done)
7) Get a princess costume for princess party. DONE but don't like it....
Cool Go to a convention. I'm going to FABAIC!!!! DONE
9) Get more training from books, youtube & other sources(this goal helped me find this amazing forum!!!)
10) Keep my faith strong & remember Who gave me my talent!


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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by artsyality on Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:41 am

LoneWolf wrote: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 =)
I just finished checking out your new site....Amazing! Enjoyed all the pics, very easy to view, very informative, professional but creative! You asked us to proofread for ya...on the section/page titled, Courses...you've added a extra R. You have coursers and it should be Courses. Thats all I noticed...like I said earlier, awesome site, you should be very proud of it! If I were in Denmark and needed an artist...you'd be it! Very Happy
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by LoneWolf on Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:33 am

Thank you. It has been fixed now =)

..And on the goals I am working on my henna designs, and will ad be better at tribal designs also.
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Kristal on Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:42 am

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

Still working on those last 3.

Also:

*Sew balloon bag cover
*Order removal cards
*Research and apply for business credit card
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by JBax on Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:36 am

So, it's mid August, folks! How are we doin?

Get to a convention.... did it! Was fabu!
Get business cards..... got them, just ran out, have to order more!
Get comfortable/great with tribals and nothings.... still working on it (if you saw my tribal talk vid Very Happy )
Stop reorganizing my kit because I have found what works for me!.... doesn't exist
Network with more painters in my area... I've met another one!
Paint more bodies.... Yayayayayay! I'm definitely into this one!

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 squiggle on Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:52 am

Wow- glad you reminded us about this!

1. Go to a convention. Went to LaFete in March!
2. Get a domain name and move my webpage to the new site. Oops... not yet!
3. Design and mail out postcards to advertise. Mailed out around 200 but haven't done any in a while... need to send some more out.
4. Practice, practice, PRACTICE!!!!! Since my youngest daughter refuses to let me paint her anymore, and my oldest has now moved to college, I guess I'll have to learn how to practice on myself
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by LoneWolf on Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:20 am

* Reach a level of henna tattoos, so I can do more complicated design on the spot. Not there yet..
* Practice my normal "daisy" flowers, till they look good Better, but they still fail sometimes on job
* Get to minimum one convention/ festival. Was to the World Bodypainting Festival in Seeboden and will be going to the UK convention (and teach)
* Finish my new homepage Finished
* Bonus goal: Tribals I think it is going a lot better
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by JBax on Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:48 am

Teaching? Very awesome, LW!
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Psalmbook on Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:05 am

I just updated mine & I actually think I need a new one. Most my goals have been reached & exceeded & I need a new set! I've even done more than what was on my goal sheet!

My new Goals till the end of the year:

1) Build the Jam to be strong & network w/ other painters in my area. Didn't take off
2) Build the Prenatal Painting part of my business Still working on this
3) Get into more contests Doing this
4) Get good enough & find a venue to teach(my other passion) Still working on this
5) Get better at getting repeat customers I'm getting better at marketing & repeat jobs
6) Improve my website(I'm at a loss on how to add more pages:-) Still stalled out here
7) Research on how to bring teaching face painters to Jax for classes. Tried to bring a few in but had a lack of interest from the locals
Cool Practice, Practice, Practice(always) Looked at my beginning of the yr stuff till now & wow has it gotten a lot better!
9) Again, to always remember to keep my faith while pursuing face painting & remember where my talent came from. God's been good!
10) Next year, do another mission trip & another missions face painting event


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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by CreateFaces on Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:34 am

I wish I saw this post before. I'm going to start on my 2011 list Very Happy
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Guest on Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:34 pm

Well... let's see how I'm doing:


- Increase income (ALWAYS an annual goal!): On track thanks to a couple of large events!

- 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... : Still in progress. My time has been tied up with caring for mom and other things since her stroke in January.


-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!) See above... hoping to set this up for next year.

- review my business plan as usual and update as necessary Done.

- 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. See above.

- get to one major event/convention/workshop myself to learn new things. See above.

Due to family circumstances my priorities changed for this year. I am still promoting and marketing as usual, just not initiating anything new.

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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by LoneWolf on Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:59 am

JBax wrote:Teaching? Very awesome, LW!

Hope so =) It will be about how to invent cartoon style animals and people on the spot.
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by rosie t clown on Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:41 pm

Oh LoneWolf that sounds so fun Smile
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by JBax on Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:37 pm

JBax wrote:Get to a convention= have resort booked and paid for for FABIAC!!!! In need of roommates to make it super fun!
Get business cards= Got em, love em.
Get comfortable/great with tribals and nothings getting there, not all the way there yet
Stop reorganizing my kit because I have found what works for me! I don't know if this one is possible with my personality
Network with more painters in my area. have met one more, went to high school with her (small world) and are discussing jamming/guilding.
Paint more bodies one down, lots to go!

Addendum: glitter more bodies
paint at 2-4 new festivals this year
by December, figure what it would take to move to painting full time.

I think I did okay...
* FABAIC was good, skill level increased, superfun roommates.
* Did the business card thing... and have re-designed them with some of my work on them. Yay!
* More comfortable with tribals, still working on the nothings. I do a decent job, I'm wanting stellar.
* I've pretty much left my paint alone. I like the empty snaz jumbo palettes. I just wish they were sturdier and black.
* Still no jamming with the locals, but I've been buddying with them on the facebook, and we send jobs to each other sometimes.
* I've jumped way into the bodypainting, have about two projects each month, and have even had two paid jobs.
* Did more glitter, super fun
* No festivals this year... health issues
* Don't need to figure out full timeage yet, as I don't want to right now.

So, fess up... How did everyone do?
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Magic on Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:32 pm

I have a big list:
It's been an interesting year...
Old list-

Solidify my working Kit- and them some
Get a big belly painted - did 2
Get the website finished- and face book and twitter
Press kit and trifold-Didn't get the press kit done but did a brochure
Study with Pashur -he rocks! Painted a body in front of him even sexier!
Get involved with the NY face painting guild check
by a banner and tent- banner yes tent still not sure if I want one
infiltrate every rec department and pta for 60 miles hit a few fire houses
make more face painting friends who I can obsess over the perfect white with.....got tons of these

1 Horror movie
1 music video
1 magazine
1 documentary
1 tv show
been written about in a blog
been to the ML gallery
hung out with Mark Reid and Wiser
took classes with Lucie
Hennaed Metina
I was hennaed by Kim Brennan Smile
saw Suzie's boobs get painted
won 3 contests this year
Painted a porn star
and I think 10 full bodies this year.

I am so looking forward to 2011 -I need to make a new list
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Re: 2010 Face Painting Goals

Post by Kristal on Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:28 pm

My 2010 old and amended list:

Kristal wrote:*Get the new website up and running [color=red]DONE[color]
*New prices = solidified DONE
*Have printable invite inserts available DONE
*Add new support to my tool box so I can take my chair to gigs DONE
*Send out event feedback form with follow-up emails DONE
*Market myself to restaurants Working on it
*Add at least 1 design each (face painting/balloons) per month to working repertoire DONE (and continuous)
*Add to my boy designs Always working on this
*Work more events than last year DONE! (Hit triple digits this year! Granted, there were a couple of cancellations, but I'd also done a few non-invoiced events so it more or less evened out.)
*Make more money than last year! DONE! (Spent more as well, but that's not the point, lol.)
*New Thank You postcards - design and orderDONE

Also:

*Sew balloon bag cover No...but I did sew my chair cover!
*Order removal cards DONE
*Research and apply for business credit card Some research, but haven't decided yet

Not mentioned but I also:

*Painted 4 bellies
*Took a workshop with Lucie and did my first body painting!
*Went to my first convention
*Opened a business bank account
*Was mentioned (with photos/correct name/business name) in an online newspaper
*Basically chose fp and balloons over acting, and sometimes feel like I'm missing a couple of limbs and half my heart, but I know I chose what's right for me (now)
*Nixed costumes

I need to think of what I want for 2011 and put that in the other thread Smile
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