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Post by Gr8ful on Sun May 01, 2011 11:04 am

Hello everyone. I am just getting my feet wet here and I must say that I am really grateful and impressed with this forum. It is well organized, respectful and helpful. Thank you! I'm so happy to make your aquaintence.

About me: well, I am a farm wife, mom, daughter, sister, auntie, gardener, artist. We have a small grain farm near Saskatoon. My dh is a long haul trucker and we just dissolved our company in Feb due to the cost of fuel. I am also our school bus driver but before we were in trucking I worked for many years as a Parent Support worker and Anger Management/Domestic Abuse worker. I love working with kids and families. Kids are still mostly honest and genuine. Smile

It was as a (non-profit) Parent Support worker that I kinda fell into face painting. The face painter lined up for the year end windup had ditched our group. My boss knew that I was an artist (portraits, wildlife, tattoo designing etc) so she asked me if I would give it a try so the kiddies wouldn't be disappointed. They had those crayons and no brush for me to work with but I still had fun. The next year they asked for me. LOL So here we are somewhere between 8 and 10 years later and I still love it. I no longer work in that field but I still do their Christmas party and year end windup every year jsut because I love and respect what they do for families in our area and all on a pretty short shoe string.

Recently I decided to take it up a notch. Now that we don't have our company I thought I might expand and go for some income. I found someone who was wanting to hire me but after a few meetings my spidey sense says they are not quite where I am focus-wise. Definitely talented but not focussed. So here I am.
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Re: Newbie from Saskatchewan...sorry it's so long

Post by SuzySparkles on Sun May 01, 2011 11:30 am

Welcome, my friend! Smile
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Re: Newbie from Saskatchewan...sorry it's so long

Post by Gr8ful on Sun May 01, 2011 11:34 am

Thank you!
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Re: Newbie from Saskatchewan...sorry it's so long

Post by IamGinaW on Sun May 01, 2011 2:34 pm

Welcome to the forum!!
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Re: Newbie from Saskatchewan...sorry it's so long

Post by Mehndi Masala on Sun May 01, 2011 3:36 pm

I know you have posted and we've 'talked' already, but just want to say it's great to see a fellow Canuck here and can't wait to see your work! Very Happy
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Re: Newbie from Saskatchewan...sorry it's so long

Post by len sherrard on Sun May 01, 2011 4:36 pm

Welcome!
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Re: Newbie from Saskatchewan...sorry it's so long

Post by Maaike on Sun May 01, 2011 4:45 pm

welcome!
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Post by anramire2 on Sun May 01, 2011 5:58 pm

welcome Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Newbie from Saskatchewan...sorry it's so long

Post by Gr8ful on Sun May 01, 2011 8:37 pm

Thanks everyone. Very Happy
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Post by EricaH on Sun May 01, 2011 11:21 pm

Welcome!
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Re: Newbie from Saskatchewan...sorry it's so long

Post by nancy! on Mon May 02, 2011 3:43 am

Isn't this your second introduction? I remember your post in Dutch. Better twice than not at all. Welcome again! Smile
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Re: Newbie from Saskatchewan...sorry it's so long

Post by michellesfantasyfaces on Mon May 02, 2011 5:33 am

welcome!
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Re: Newbie from Saskatchewan...sorry it's so long

Post by Gr8ful on Mon May 02, 2011 7:53 am

Nope..first intro Nancy but I did send you a note in Dutch when I first joined the site. At least I don't think I did an intro. Yikes..I hope I didn't do this twice but all things are possible after 45. Smile
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Re: Newbie from Saskatchewan...sorry it's so long

Post by nancy! on Wed May 04, 2011 9:17 am

http://www.facepaintforum.com/t4903-saskatchewan-newbie

Laughing Not because i always want to be right, but to show i'm just 43, two years to go before I introduce again? lol! Hope you don't mind I mentioned, don't want to offend you.
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Re: Newbie from Saskatchewan...sorry it's so long

Post by Gr8ful on Wed May 04, 2011 9:33 am

Oops. My sincere apologies for the gray moment. That's what aging does..lol
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