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Post by cattsy on Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:32 pm

Ok, so if my camera hadn't been on the fritz I would have had pics, but it was, so I don't.

Today I was painting down at the local Farmers market, I was there for about four hours and made over $100!! Which, gotta say, I'm happy with. I was charging $5/face. Did lots of wolverines, black widow cheek spiders, stars and swirls, and a couple of princess crowns. Even had one lady ask if I wanted to do birthday parties!!! Right now I'm not specifically marketing for parties. I'm still practicing and have a SUPER busy summer so I'm taking it reeeeeeaaal slow, but I certainly wouldn't complain if I got a few paries through word of mouth Very Happy

Realized my girl designs need some practice, have TONS of practice with boy designs... Girl designs, not so much :p

I even had the organizer of the market come up and say that he had lots of positive comments about the facepainting!! Whoot!!

Totally ran out of white, thankfully found a Canadian supplier of DFX that can send me some stuff before NEXT week.

Just had to brag Smile I've been painting for awhile, since October I guess. I've just been taking it slow, practicing when I can. You all have been such an inspiration!!

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Post by Annette on Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:37 pm

That's wonderful Catsy!!! It's always great to get that first gig under yer belt.

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Post by Mizzzard on Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:55 pm

That's great! Bummer about your camera though. I'll cross my fingers for some word of mouth parties for you Smile
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Post by anramire2 on Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:05 pm

Awesome congrats Very Happy
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Post by HappyVickery on Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:13 pm

Congratulations! I'm glad it went so well!
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Post by DragonFly on Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:58 pm

Congrats! Have you been able to time yourself yet, to see how fast you are able to do designs?
Too bad no pics, but there is always next time!
Hey, my first (luckily freebie) gig, I forgot not only my camera, but sponges and brushes! Very Happy
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Post by freedspirit on Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:39 am

Fantastic! Very Happy
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Post by Rae on Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:17 am

that's great!! congratulations
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Post by Mehndi Masala on Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:06 am

YAY! Hope you remember your camera next time tho!
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Post by OMaggie on Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:27 am

Congrats!
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Post by cattsy on Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:19 pm

I haven't timed myself yet! I probably should, it feels like I'm getting quicker, but who knows! Maybe next week Ill bribe my DH into coming and timing for me.

I am SOOOO glad I didn't forget anything!! I was so paranoid I would.

One thing I did that I'm so glad I did, is there was a young girl, about ten or eleven, in a booth just across and up the way from me that was selling cupcakes with her mom. First thing in the morning I asked her if I could paint her face (for free) for advertising. Worked awesome, I saw her point quite a few people in my direction when they asked about the design Very Happy

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