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Post by Tuli* on Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:36 am

So I have not been able to post due to school and work! But I am back!cheers 

Sooo, I painted at a huge church harvest event and well there were many kids there and I was asked to paint very small designs, so this mom arrives with her daughter and she sits her on her lap; once I was done I showed the little girl the mirror so she can see her painting and the mom says "my daughter is blind, she can't see" I felt horrible! I wanted to vanish from there! No
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Post by fesspenter on Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:14 am

Dear Tuli*:
The experience of face painting is
the feeling of the brushes on your skin,
soft and soothing,
the experience of sponges,
gently patting and stroking.
The ability to create amazing artwork, or to see the work is only the end part. It is not the every part.

I love that you painted that little girl and she was just like every other child in your chair and you did not perceive her as 'blind'. You saw her with love.

Don't slap yourself for being kind and seeing a child enjoy the experience of the sensation of being painted. You did the right thing by treating that little girl as you would any other little girl.

Happy, Happy Painting!
xoxo
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Post by Jody Rife on Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:35 am

Well said Lisa. When working with so many different children each time we set out these moments happen. I'm sure you handled it with grace and I bet that little girl enjoyed being painted.

I had a little girl in my chair the other day. I would say she was 5. Her eye looked strange to me like an extreme case of pink eye. I asked her if she had pink eye, she said it's cancer. I said, " No problem sweetie, we will paint the other side and make it very beautiful." Smile
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Post by Michael Magick on Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:25 am

there is no shame here my friend. it is instead a chance to make a difference in the life of a child that has been treated as broken by society. you gave her the joy of inclusion. you gave her the feeling of being accepted as normal.

I could tell you so many stories like this that have touched me in ways that have left a mark on me and changed me for the better.

just enjoy magic moments like this and see them as a chance to share your love with these special souls.
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:10 pm

A couple of years ago I had a little girl come up to me at my restaurant gig and hand me a piece of paper. Her mother said that she had a skin disease - can't remember what it was, but it wasn't a common one that we've all heard of. She wanted me to paint her something on the paper, just so she could have the "experience" that all the normal children were having. I don't even remember what I painted for her.... but I remember her completely. It was a wonderful experience for ME!!
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Post by Michael Magick on Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:02 pm

bellow is just one of the many magic moments like the one you described.

http://beyondbeliefmagic.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-magic-that-changed-my-life.html
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Post by nikkili26 on Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:32 pm

I've always felt it is about the experience of being transformed into walking art...the whole act of being treated special for just a moment, and getting something made specifically for you, at your request.  It's a creative process where the artist gets to express creativity and the client gets to be the muse.

You may have been looking forward to her reaction in the mirror-it's pretty special...but I bet she still felt like a princess the whole time you were applying it to her face, as her imagination ran wild with each sensation-and I'm sure she felt beautiful.

She couldn't SEE but she certainly could feel the paint strokes, and sense the loving vibe of your creative process-and I'm sure she HEARD all of the wonderful comments made about her face painting for the rest of the evening! All children love recieving attention!
I saw your business page-you do some amazing work!
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