Here we are at the end (almost) of another week...does time fly by for you especially fast now? I think it is speeding up more and more, the older I get!
I've just been all over the place with projects this week, but haven't really completed a single one ~ (the pinecone-scale roofing job on the fairy house is going a little slower than I'd planned!)...now, tomorrow and the weekend will be spent at the Charleston, Missouri, Dogwood Azalea Festival, hopefully painting lots of little faces...:^) ~ Here (above) is our booth set-up; we invested in airbrush "tattoo" supplies because the fellows that usually accompany me (namely Jonathan and Mr.B) would get so bored sitting there all day watching me paint... That went well for a little while, but now Jonathan is too busy to really want to do it ~ so it is left to Mr. B and me.
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At least I can use the airbrush for other art projects...
(My older children said they knew I was a Carnie at heart!)
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I would not want to do this full -time, that's for sure. But, for the occasional local festival, it is a lot of fun. Children are so funny in their reactions to the face painting...some are really shy about it, but you can tell they're pleased...for others, you know the whole business is Mom's or Dad's idea...most are happy with whatever I've done, though.
But then, I get the occasional one who just absolutely lights up ~ magically transformed, you would think ~ when they see their face...(come to think of it, this is pretty often) ~ and that makes it really worthwhile ~ their joy is absolutely contagious!
More from the Carnie-front tomorrow...
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P.S ~ I was going to whine about change (and how I always resist it), concerning Blogger, Photobucket, Picnik (sniff), but that won't do me or you any good (though I fail to see a reason for the Blogger changes...is it better? Or just "different"?) ~ So, I'll just ask ~ what photo-editing site are you using for your blog (for those that have them) now? I have checked out so many, it's made my head spin! And trying to remember which ones had which features....yikes! Tonight I used PicMonkey, as it seems to be really user-friendly, and they've added a font I really like (the one I used above). I've also used Befunky (I like this one, too, but I can't seem to get it to re-size my photos, even though it says it has)...LunaPic has too much of a delay between editing features (I want instantaneous results, darn it!) ~ Photobucket has changed their editing tool from Foto-Flexer to Pixlr Express, so if you liked the features they had, you now have to go directly to Foto-Flexer. (But then you still have to go back to Photobucket for hosting...). Eeek!
Then there's that little Sumo-Paint guy...
However, I do like the fact that the regular Pixlr Editor (not Express) lets you use any font you've downloaded on your computer...it's just not quite as easy ~ more like Photoshop ~ than the others I've mentioned. (I'm just an "old dog", I guess!)
Oh, dear, I guess I've whined anyway...but I really would like to know what everyone else has discovered in the way of editing sites!