Last night was closing night for Chicago. What a fantastic show! I’m glad for the rest but it was really fun making everyone look so great.
The show broke all the theatre’s records for sales – well over $100,000!
Yesterday was exhausting… I had a two-painter gig (next year they want three!) face painting at the U4-U8 Timbits Jamboree (soccer tournament) from 9 a.m. to 3.p.m. Mom came along as the brush washer. Then we packed up and went home, for me to have to turn around and head for the theatre.
I was zoning out while doing make-up I was so tired. I’d turn around to pick-up the next thing and would completely forget what I was doing.
Amy had it tougher – she was my second painter, then did make-up AND then was one of the chorus in the show!! She did take a break though as she didn’t arrive in the make-up room at the theatre until quite late.
It was miserable weather yesterday and today – snow and wind. We’ve got huge drifts and the windchill is close to -40C.
I’m going to be doing my postcard mailings this week. I’m behind (I usually get my first one out in January) but things have been a little unsettled here.
I’ll work on them in the evenings this week, at least that is the plan right now. My office is still not in use – we’re still waiting for the repairs to be completed. Getting payroll done today was a pain as I had to get into the office to use the printer – which is behind other things but at least was still all connected.
I also have to submit photos with my membership renewal to FACE – each year we have to provide current examples of our work fitting the three test photos – White base, tiger and three-colour blend. As an Advanced Member I have to submit “new” photos and I haven’t been taking many. I’m going to have to schedule some sessions with Naomi I think!
Oh, and on a face painting/professional service provider note here is something fun! We all get asked to work for free or donate our services… I’ve written articles on the subject even – When Is Free Not Free?
This flowchart (or decision matrix if you will!) created by Jessica Hische popped up on one of the forums I’m on – it is perfect!