The Belmont Festival was yesterday. There were a bunch of people that came out that had been at the Sunday Sundown event last weekend. I had quite a few people ask me if I had had more business cards made like I promised. I told them I had. I passed out about 20.
I painted ALL afternoon! At one point I had a line clear across the park! And even a thunderstorm didn’t break up the party! I was set up under a tree at a metal table and folding chair and it was pouring. There was frequent cloud to ground lightning and I was told to just deal with it, that it would move on! Talk about dedication (not really, what can I do when the people paying me to be there told me to stay put?). I would’ve liked to’ve been set up under the picnic pavilion but no such luck!
The news crews came out and shot video of the event and I ended up on the 11 o’clock news last night. Nothing special, they shot over my shoulder. I was like “woooooooo my ear and my paint brush made it on the evening news!” haha.
They’ve got a photo of me up on their website with the actual news story too:
It was still pretty cool to end up on the news, and for doing something that I love. We’ve got another event coming up in two weeks and I’m hoping the organizers will let me put up some of my personal art to showcase what I do when I’m not painting faces. I get a lot of compliments for my face painting but I cringe at some of the stuff I paint because it looks so blah and amateurish next to my big finished paintings.
I was also able to order the postcards I wanted, I used vistaprint to order my business cards and their “semi annual sale” happened to occur earlier this week and I was able to order 100 postcards for a pretty heavily discounted rate (yay coupons!). I’m hoping I’ll have them in time for the next event too.
Oh, next event, I really need to get one of those Off! bug repellant clips! I got eaten alive last night!