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Post by Melesia Palu on Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:54 pm

Hi everyone.....i've never posted on the forum but I have been coming in here regularly for a couple of months......my facepainting is really pretty blah which is why i've never posted ........but I do really enjoy it! I live in a small Island smack bang in the middle of the South Pacific ocean - TONGA Smile....anyway I thought i'd incorporate some of our traditional patterns (usually used in Tattoos) into some butterflys....feel free to let me know where I need improvements....also the black seems quite harsh too....did it as an after thought......
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Post by Melesia Palu on Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:01 pm

Oh my goodness....the whole purpose of me posting was to say thank you and I forgot to say thank you! So thank you EVERYONE for sharing your knowledge and posting your pics and allowing us beginners to learn from you.....hopefully one day (when I get a lot LOT better....I will be able to
'pay it forward' to future facepainters.....).....MALO AUPITO (Thank you very much!)
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Post by helena on Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:34 pm

oh VERY pretty! Nicely done Smile (and welcome!!! Smile )
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Post by martha on Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:33 pm

Welcome! I like your butterflys. Thet are truly unique and it's obvious you took a lot of care with the design. cheers
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:51 pm

Welcome! Please post more of your beautiful work. I love your use of traditional tattoo designs from your island... which I'm sure is paradise!. The black is not too harsh when considering the general feel of the native design. Are there others on Tonga who are doing face or body art with paints?
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Post by barbb919 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:09 am

welcome to the forum and great job on your butterfllies
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Post by Janb on Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:20 am

You are very creative! The butterfly designs are awesome, BTW you are really good at this!
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Post by Fun2Play on Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:15 am

Welcome... you have put a lot of detail into that design! Would love to see some more Smile
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Post by Melesia Palu on Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:44 am

THank you all so much for your kind words......it's the first time i've had a play with incorporating some traditional tongan patterns into something i've painted......I usually do the basic tiger, butterfly, spiderman etc....I sometimes paint at our local market.....Miss Ronnie....there are no other face/body painters that I know of in Tonga....it's pretty cool because most of the people/kids i've painted have nothing to go on so they just think my work is AMAZING lol.....i'm glad none of them have been on this forum to see what REAL facepainters can do Smile - I only started because my daughter's school needed someone to paint back in August and i've been hooked on it ever since - much to the dismay of my husband! Very Happy
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:51 am

You have the market cornered, then... I have no idea how big Tonga is population-wise, but I hope that you can really get something going for yourself there! Keep going, girl!
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... and that dragon mask avatar is wonderful!!! Great job!
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Post by Psalmbook on Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:38 am

Very pretty! I love when people take art from their culture & incorporate it into face & body painting designs! Hmmm... that would be a fun challenge...
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