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Post by Kipton on Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:21 pm

Hello! I've been lurking on this forum for the past week, waiting for my account to be activated for a couple days and I have to say... You guys are crazy talented! I'm just starting out - so much so that my paints haven't arrived yet. They get here on Friday and then my whole starter set is complete, and I can't wait!!

You all have been a great source of inspiration for me. I've been sketching out ideas, paring designs down to cut time, etc. and taking notes of your admitted learning mistakes. While I haven't painted any faces yet - outside of the friends on Halloween - I have been painting for almost ten years now and sell my work occasionally. I was looking for a job I could do around school whose schedule wouldn't be so restrictive and face painting just popped into my head! I've always loved getting my face painted and I grew up going to Renn Fests and begging my mom to shell out the cash!

I was lucky in that I have a friend from another forum who has been painting faces for decades and has been kind enough to sift through all of my beginner questions, I've been studying books, tutorials, galleries, videos for several weeks now and I'm crazy excited to start!

I have 7 friends lined up this weekend to be my guinea pigs and let me paint them repeatedly, so hopefully I'll be able to start contributing and getting some feedback from the community really soon.

I just couldn't wait to say hi!


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Post by JBax on Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:40 pm

You are sooo gonna love this! And be sure to share pics of your guinea pigs!

Welcome to the group!
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Post by anramire2 on Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:26 pm

Your gonna love it here..welcome!!! Very Happy
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Post by just Tracy on Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:47 am

welcome! I'm new too, so new i havent even ordered my supplies yet (waiting for tax return check) lol, i cant wait to see your first faces!!! be sure to post pictures!!!
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Post by IamGinaW on Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:36 pm

Welcome! It took me a couple of months to get my TAG paints in. I started brand new on this forum when I was still using Snaz party packs from Michaels.
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Post by Tilly - Formerly Punky on Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:45 pm

Welcome to the forum! I know you'll love it here!

And, hey, we all start somewhere right? Have you seen our "post your first picture" thread? It's humbling for many, and a great way to see just how far we've all come and for new people to realize, that yes, even the greatest of us started out with designs that just barely passed the "what is it" test! But the best part is looking back at your own personal improvement, there's no feeling quite like it.
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Post by Kipton on Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:45 pm

Thank you, everyone! It's nice to know I'm not the only one that's brand spankin' new. And it's nice to have a warm welcome from all.

Punky - I did see that thread! And it was pretty entertaining! Also pretty good for settling the nerves. I'm not even gonna have time for practicing on my self between my paints getting here and my first brave friend shows up for the gauntlet I've arranged for myself this weekend. I made my initial investment because as of right now, this is my job. I learn very quickly when it comes to artsy things so I'm banking on that. I'm putting myself through school and I can't keep doing these awful little corporate jobs. It's killing me!

I also managed to find the 'no mirror butterfly' challenge and the recent post with that woman's awful kit at the circus.

I've been lurking here like you would not believe. Razz
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Post by just Tracy on Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:09 pm

haha lurked so much before i was accepted as a member, i saw all of those too lol
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Post by Tilly - Formerly Punky on Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:23 am

Kipton wrote:I'm putting myself through school and I can't keep doing these awful little corporate jobs. It's killing me!

I totally know what you mean! I'm putting myself through med school right now and am once again looking for a job as I recently quit my job as a substitute teacher in the local preschool and elementary schools because my class load has basically doubled since the start of the year and I wasn't available to work anyway.... Sad

Before that I tried selling Cutco, Avon, and almost got into PartyLites... but then I realized that I have a hard time going to people and asking them for money... I find it much easier if they come to me and are happy to pay me Very Happy
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Post by Mehndi Masala on Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:46 am

Welcome! I'm no longer TOO new....4 months old now! And I had no paint background when I started so if you are already there, you are gonna LOVE having a monster learning curve!!!! Welcome to the biggest addiction you are gonna have for awhile!!!!!!!! I can wait for you to blow my proverbial doors off!!
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Post by michellesfantasyfaces on Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:56 am

welcome!
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Post by Psalmbook on Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:56 am

Hello & welcome to the forum!
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Post by len sherrard on Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:28 pm

Welcome!
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Post by Kipton on Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:06 pm

Thanks, everyone!

I painted my first face today!

I posted the results over here - click!
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Post by Fabtastic on Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:12 pm

Awesome work! Your spider is great! And I love those flowers, so pretty. Welcome to the forum, you are remarkably organized - I am sure you will be successful! Very Happy
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Post by maggie on Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:22 am

Welcome to the forum kipton!
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Post by Kitty's Make-up Studio on Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:08 am

Punky wrote:Welcome to the forum! I know you'll love it here!

And, hey, we all start somewhere right? Have you seen our "post your first picture" thread? It's humbling for many, and a great way to see just how far we've all come and for new people to realize, that yes, even the greatest of us started out with designs that just barely passed the "what is it" test! But the best part is looking back at your own personal improvement, there's no feeling quite like it.

You're so right! If I see my pictures from 10 years ago.... pffff
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Post by AshleyMarie727 on Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:57 am

Welcome!
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Post by nancy! on Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:57 pm

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Post by kat on Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:41 pm

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Post by dany+69 on Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:56 pm

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Post by Mandi from Tazzie on Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:33 pm

Gidday & welcome to this fun loving group.
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Post by WickedBA on Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:08 pm

People Here are great! I love your spiderman, A lot better thank my first spiderman. Welcome
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