So as Halloween came to a close, I find myself feeling a little bitter sweet as this season is my favorite time of the year . As you can possibly imagine its a very busy time and it can be exhausting for us face and body artists. Once all is said and done some of us are feeling the emptiness of having to juggle all the clients, scheduling appointments and being creative. Although the quiet time does not last as we all know, and soon we find ourselves with a renewed energy. An energy that is much needed for the next bout of a busy season. I am already booking for Christmas and New Years Eve. Well honestly I am already booking into May of 2016.
Let me tell you a little bit about how I became a face painter...quite interesting indeed...how one becomes a face painter...Anyway...one of my good friends worked for a church cooking for the Priests and Nuns. A man walked in and asked my friend if she knew of a face painter. She had said "no, but I know of an artist". She gave him my number he hired me on the spot, he bought my first kit and I was off to the races..Literally...he hired me to paint at Belmont Racetrack. That was 17 years ago. Really I have to say that was a devine intervention and God really had his hand in that course that changed my life forever. Sadly that man passed away 2 yrs after I started working for him and I decided to give it a go on my own.
I am happy to say I have so loved this journey. I've met great people along the way. I've been in many beautiful homes as well. It is amazing where this industry takes you. I have painted for a company called Wolfe FX . They have had me at their booth at the International Make Up Artists Trade Show (IMATS). The locations have been in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. I have gone into NYC painting for corporations like CO. The founder is pictured here in this blog. I have painted for Nickelodeon Halo Awards, I have been on Channel 12 news Long Island teaching a Halloween application segment. Honestly I can go on with how wonderful this business is. Minus the competitive aspect of it. Competition has never been my strong suit..I feel it breeds anxiety, hopelessness and despair. One can only imagine the feeling of being the best..how lonely is that? So I mainly put my energy into the positive aspects of the business. Like teaching and giving back.
Face painting and Body Art isn't the only thing I do....
Teaching art is the premise to my work. Painting is my passion. Whether it be on canvas or on the body. I love to create, I love to teach. When i have classes, I love to let the kids and adults create their own rendition of a famous artist. Or they can create something on their own, from with in. Art is all around us and its being created every second of everyday. It is forever evolving. Be creative and love what you do..its important.
Peace and love,