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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Day 134 - Great Day!

Had a great day even with the rain and storms coming in. Had to leave early because of them, but otherwise a great day!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Day 132-133 - Strange Weather & Power Outages!

Okay, first things first! We got home and found the power out. A transformer was blown just down the street from us. It didn't take long to get fixed & I am glad Blogger has finished it's maintenance.

Yesterday, I went to the Sunoco station at exit 7 in  Bristol, VA and setup to do face painting to help raise funds for the town of Glade Springs that was destroyed by a F3 tornado. We had a few people show up to get painted, but most of them were employees. The rest of the donations came from a lot of people with very large hearts.

I just want to say thank you to everyone who gave to help a community that FEMA denied.

Today, we setup at Trail Days in Damascus, VA. It was a little slow for the start, but tomorrow promises to be a better day, as that is what happened last year. I met 2 face painters that were there just for the festivities, Ray and Nancye. I also took some video of the event that I will post in Wednesdays video blog.

If you are in the area or just looking for something to do, come on out to Damascus and enjoy Trail Days. To find out more about it, visit this link:

Happy Painting!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day 131 - Week in Review

As I promised, my week in review for days 125-130. I had a busy week and there was lots of stuff that still has not got done, but I am working on getting it together right now as I write this entry.

I also had my regular come by and get another face painting before work. Tell me what you think of this painting and remember, Happy Painting and I will have another video next Wednesday.

Oh Yeah! I will be at the Sunoco/Wendy's off Exit 7 of I-81 in Bristol, VA from 8AM - TBA painting faces & bodies why helping raise funds for our Tornado destroyed Glade Springs community which FEMA denied help. So come on out and get painted and help a community at the same time!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day 130 - Another Awesome Face Painting

Today I had a customer become a regular. I painted her face last week and she came back today to do it again! I am also going to be painting at her place of work on Thursday and she will get another painting herself.

I also got my Business Cards in today and here is a picture to show you what I got, the quality and quantity all for under $50 (that includes S&H)

Here are the photos of the face painting I did today!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Day 129 - Long Drive, Short Night!


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Day 128 - Recap of the weekend!

So, if you noticed, the past couple of blog entries were kinda small and nothing to them. Well, let me give you a recap on what happened this weekend.

On Friday, we headed out to Clifton Forge, VA to setup for the Magic in the Mountains Festival. We have done this festival for over 3 years now and the past couple of years, have been hired to do the face painting in the children's area. They gave us a vendor space to work from on Friday & Saturday and another space in the children's area for Saturday to do the Free face painting. We setup and they let us vend for the rest of the day and all we got were 2 glitter tattoos and 1 Henna, here is the picture:

Not much business on Friday, but we expected that from the past years.

On Saturday, we opened early and it did not take long to get customers, I was busy all the way up to 11AM when I had to transfer my stuff over to the children's area. I was non stop for 5 hours and, as always, had some really uptight parents when I told them I had to shut down at 4PM. In fact one of the parents went over to our vendor space and told my partner that I was rude for closing down so early when the festival goes on till 6PM. Aline had to tell them that I was only paid till 4PM and had to close. They still didn't get the idea. As soon as I got back to our vendor space, I took a short break and we started all over again with the painting. It was a good day.

We decided to leave that night and come back home after have a really great dinner at Vic's Italian Restaurant, which was located just across from where we were setup. We got home about 11:30PM and I went straight to bed.

And here I am recapping for you right now, so you can catchup on this weekend and see some of the wonderful kids and the faces I painted on them.

Happy Painting!