Face Paint Forum
Register today to be part of the BEST face painting community on the planet. You just aren't cool if you aren't a member!

Wow! Getting busy!!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Wow! Getting busy!!

Post by Deleena Cannon on Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:30 am

So here I am 2 months into doing this ( 1 month as a business) and I have so many gigs. I knew they would come but I had no idea this fast. It's great!

The whole reason i got involved in Face Painting was because I saw the...ahem "Face Painting" they were doing at our annual festival we call "Spectrum". After I saw what they were putting on the kids faces I knew I had seen a much higher standard and was determined to introduce it to my community.

Last month I heard that our local theater had "Max and Ruby" (tree house kids show with Bunnies) coming to perform a show for the kids. I contacted the theater's events coordinator, introduced myself and sent a sample via email of my "bunny" face. I said I could come and hour before and do a pay per face gig or they can pay me by the hour. They accepted and chose to pay me by the hour. I was SLAMMED! Most people did not know I was going to be there as there was not enough time to advertise it, so even though I started at 2:30 I didn't have my first customer until 2:55! I managed to paint 22 kids in that 35 minutes, Even with our health regulations which I was very careful with! They were really pleased and said they will contact me for future kids shows! They have "put me on the books" so to speak as a city Employee (subcontracted). Amazing!

Two days later I get a message from a member of the "Spectrum Council" (my reason for starting Face Painting) and she has asked if I would be interested in setting up a vendor booth! It's a 3 day event and weather permitted it's crazy busy! I figured the painters they had last year would have a permanent spot and thought it may be a while before I can get in.....but here it's not even October 2010 and they want me for June 2011!! Fantastic!

What a confidence booster to have all of these people either contacting me or being really pleased with my work. Yiiipeee!! rabbit Shocked
avatar
Deleena Cannon

Number of posts : 122
Age : 42
Registration date : 2010-07-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Wow! Getting busy!!

Post by michellesfantasyfaces on Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:00 am

wow..that's great!
avatar
michellesfantasyfaces

Number of posts : 3190
Age : 44
Location : Landgraaf, Netherlands
Registration date : 2010-02-18

http://www.fantasyfaces.nl

Back to top Go down

Re: Wow! Getting busy!!

Post by Mandi from Tazzie on Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:55 am

that is so AWESOME Deleena, you go girl. cheers
avatar
Mandi from Tazzie

Number of posts : 1826
Age : 49
Location : Tasmania
Registration date : 2010-04-03

http://www.mandifacepaintingsupplies.com.au

Back to top Go down

Re: Wow! Getting busy!!

Post by BarbieSmith on Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:06 am

OMG, how on earth did you paint that many kids... holy cow! That is amazing!
avatar
BarbieSmith

Number of posts : 505
Location : south central PA
Registration date : 2010-07-02

http://www.SweetScentsCandles.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Wow! Getting busy!!

Post by maurs on Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:25 am

That's wonderful news. Folk aren't completely stupid (contrary to some of our experiences here), they can tell quality. Kid's aren't fooled either by the way Rolling Eyes
avatar
maurs

Number of posts : 139
Age : 46
Location : Galway, Ireland
Registration date : 2010-07-19

Back to top Go down

Re: Wow! Getting busy!!

Post by twinkletattoos on Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:48 am

sounds like you are on the right path =)
avatar
twinkletattoos

Number of posts : 276
Age : 35
Location : Maui
Registration date : 2010-04-23

http://www.twinkletattoos.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Wow! Getting busy!!

Post by Annette on Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:28 am

That is wonderful!!! Yea!!!

Annette

Number of posts : 440
Age : 46
Location : Southeast Wisconsin
Registration date : 2009-10-04

http://www.facestofollow.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Wow! Getting busy!!

Post by Deleena Cannon on Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:41 am



This is the bunny I did. Very simple but effective and the kids were so thrilled! This particular picture is not from the actual day and the only thing it is missing is the pink in the ears. And I left out the eye shadow at the event as it is one extra step that wasn't needed. I had a real pattern going so I was able to get 'em in and out fast! To be honest...even I was impressed with my time! Laughing
avatar
Deleena Cannon

Number of posts : 122
Age : 42
Registration date : 2010-07-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Wow! Getting busy!!

Post by Ginacentral on Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:04 pm

Thats awesome!! Such a cute quick bunny too!
avatar
Ginacentral

Number of posts : 268
Age : 47
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2009-05-20

Back to top Go down

Re: Wow! Getting busy!!

Post by PatB on Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:25 pm

Deleena Cannon wrote:So here I am 2 months into doing this ( 1 month as a business) and I have so many gigs. I knew they would come but I had no idea this fast. It's great!


That is amazing! Congratulations!
avatar
PatB

Number of posts : 229
Age : 64
Location : Livonia, MI
Registration date : 2009-05-18

Back to top Go down

Re: Wow! Getting busy!!

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum