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Post by Mrs. Trimea on Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:55 am

Hi There from Alaska!

Just started face painting 2 months ago when someone I work with (who has face painted for years recreationally) asked for volunteers to assist at charity event by painting. The night before the event she gave me a 45 minute tutorial of some basic face designs. That night I crammed by watching "How To" videos on YouTube. The next day I painted for over 3 hours, over 40 faces... Not a single crier!!!

It has been like a drug. =) The next day I went to a party/craft store and picked up the basics to practice. Now every night when my child is in bed I break out the paints. Drives my husband up the wall!

Since the first event I've assisted at two others and can't wait for the next.

Thank you all for your advice and pictures on this site. I can't wait to dig in more!!!

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Post by caro on Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:29 am

It's so nice you've found your passion. I hope you get many more face painting gigs come your way Very Happy
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Post by michellesfantasyfaces on Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:55 am

welcome on this board!
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Post by Psalmbook on Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:12 am

Miss Trimea,
That is almost exactly how I started. I had a friend that had a painter back out at the last minute & needed me to fill in. I'm glad you get to enjoy your creative side! Welcome to the forum!
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Post by Metzpah on Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:08 pm

hello and welcome Smile
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Post by Anita's Faces on Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:26 pm

Welcome here.
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Post by Mandi from Tazzie on Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:54 pm

Gidday & welcome to the group from Cradle Mountain, Tasmania Australia.
Enjoy the ride Very Happy
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Post by Tash on Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:45 pm

Hi and Welcome to the forum!
I wish I had started out like that - with a good artist and good paints at my disposal! Lucky you! It's a slow road when you have to work it all out for yourself!
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Post by Lonnie on Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:08 am

Welcome to the forum, sounds like a great way to start Very Happy
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Post by WyndyO on Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:05 pm

Welcome to the forum!!! Have fun in the painted journey!!!! You sound happy and excited --- love to see that!!!
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Post by len sherrard on Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:15 am

we;come!
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Re: Trial by fire leads to new addiction

Post by Mrs. Trimea on Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:35 am

Thank you all!

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Post by Winger1200 on Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:47 am

Welcome to the group, Mrs Trimea!

I can really relate with your situation as I started the same way, with a snaz 8 color kit, and a rainbow cake during a three hour mall gig with another painter - eech, trial by fire says it all. Each face is part of the learning curve!

Smiles & appreciation launched a new passion and this forum is so full of great tips & trix that can keep you busy reading for hours ; )

Welcome aboard,
Susan
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Post by CreateFaces on Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:11 pm

Hello and Welcome. 40 faces in 3 hours on your first time out, impressive!
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Re: Trial by fire leads to new addiction

Post by Mrs. Trimea on Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:54 pm

I can't vouch for the quality. Wink
I ended up doing a lot of butterflies.

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Post by CreateFaces on Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:25 am

No matter, it's still impressive, you must have been beat when that gig was done.
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Post by ChangingFaceDesigns on Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:34 pm

welcome to the group
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