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Hello from Hoo in Florida!

Post by Hoodat Whatzit on Tue May 27, 2014 9:32 pm

I keep finding myself coming back to the forum so I guess it is time to introduce myself.

I am not currently face painting but I am thinking of giving it a go again. Many years ago, I did a few small festivals here and there and some school functions (I am in elementary education... currently a reading a coach). Previously, it was mostly cheek designs and the festivals did keep me busy enough to make it worthwhile but I never really felt like fully committing (although I had a pretty nice kit started at the time).

My dad (in his 70's btw) is an artist and for years he made his living painting carnival rides (he loves to paint kiddie rides and carousels) and as an airbrusher (he's painted more t-shirts and auto tags than you can imagine). Anyhow, mom and dad have finally come off the road (and moved in with me) and it's given him more time for his oil painting. For the past year or so he's been working arts and crafts shows and festivals and I often tag along with them to shows. Anyway... we often notice that even when nobody is selling any art... the face painters are usually always busy. :)Dad's recently been thinking of focusing on the arts and crafts festivals (rather than juried art shows) and concentrating on art for kids rooms (fairies, superheroes, etc. personalized with kid's names) and I'm thinking it might be an opportunity to double our booth space and set up side by side. Mom can help both of us out because I remember what it is like to try to paint, manage the line, and keep track of money all at the same time!

The real clincher was a few weeks ago for my school's big "State Testing is Over!" celebration. I was taking photos (I dabble in photography -- obviously I gravitate toward expensive hobbies) and realized our art teacher's face painting booth was the longest line on the play field. She looked frazzled within the first 15 minutes so I offered to pitch in...which was met with a raised eyebrow since this is my first year at this school and nobody had any clue that I could draw a straight line with a ruler much less had any experience with face painting. Once we established that the designs on her board wouldn't be a problem for me, she gave me her extra brushes, we found two more chairs and I got started. Three hours and a sore butt later.... the passing thought of... "well, I'm at these festivals anyway, I could try face painting again" was more of a reality.

So in the past few weeks I've begun the research process. This forum has become a great resource for me so far. I think I'm almost ready to plunk down some money for a basic palette and a practice head... but you folks keep talking about all the wonderful colors, tools, and fancy necessities out there and it is hard not go overboard.

We'll see if I decide to really give it a whirl again. In the meantime, I appreciate all the information on the forum.

~ Hoodat Whatzit


Last edited by Hoodat Whatzit on Tue May 27, 2014 9:33 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : typos)

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Re: Hello from Hoo in Florida!

Post by Kris5115 on Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:19 pm

Hi and welcome!
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Re: Hello from Hoo in Florida!

Post by Forest-Fairy on Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:32 pm

welcome!
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Re: Hello from Hoo in Florida!

Post by Rainbow Brite on Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:32 am

So fun to read your intro. Hi! Hope it goes well
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Re: Hello from Hoo in Florida!

Post by anniel on Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:54 am

Sounds like a life of color...welcome to the newest transition!
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