Let’s have a look at the major highlights in my world, of 2014:
We had a massive amount of snow to deal with last winter – had to pay a guy to clear the roof, and it kept coming.
I was hired to do some body painting for a couple of club servers for a theme night at their club – the theme was “Safari.”
Private customers for Mardi Gras themed fundraisers too.
The body painting continued with painting a statue for a play at GPLT, “The Shape of Things.” It was a great gig as painting the same thing so many times usually doesn’t happen. Each night was a little different.
Also face painted at Family Day at Muskoseepi Park, and at the Timbits Jambouree.
I took a henna workshop with Michelle Forrester of Fairie Girl Henna in Beaverlodge. It was fun, but I won’t be adding it to my own business.
Was getting ready for “Macbeth” – I got to create the head for the final scene.
And do the make-up and hair – I concentrated on the Witches and my crew handled the rest.
Macbeth wrapped up at the theatre and I was busy with Easter face painting and the Swan Festival.
She’s crying because she wanted mustard on her hotdog.
At GPLT we were doing “The Wind in the Willows” so designs were created and painted for each performance.
Also did some fashion make-up, contouring and age make-up for a disguise for private clients.
In June mom and I drove down to Calgary for a week to see Cher & Cyndi Lauper. It was a nice trip, fairly straight line too.
These two theme cars were at the dealership next to our hotel in Calgary. I am partial to the Spider-car.
Painted some dinosaurs for the Canada Day Parade, then spent a lot of the month building a dinosaur myself. Even booked a week off from the day-job to get it built.
It was a long hot summer so the garden looked nice.
Painted at Muskoseepi Park for Canada Day with a crew of ten.
Finished building my Pachyrhinosaurus, and body painted for the Amber Ball.
Got my photo with Dan Aykroyd!
And with Philip J. Currie!
Painted at the Wembley Demolition Derby. Then built a Tyrannosaurus Rex to match with my Pachyrhinosaurus for the Wearable Art Show at the Centre for Creative Arts.
They were left on display at the Centre for Creative Arts.
Ah, October… my favourite month.
This year I had back-to-back Frozen themed birthday parties. I don’t mind the princesses but I never, ever, ever want to see that snowman again!
And, of course, Halloween!
Always fun! This year my clients won three contests: Scariest Costume, Best Male Costume and Sexiest Costume.
I face painted at Muskoseepi Park’s Halloween Spooktacular, and the GP Museum’s Spooks and Stooks.
The weekend of the 9th our hot water tank flooded our basement – as of today, STILL waiting for the restoration company to show-up to assess the damages.
Christmas party bookings started up and planning for upcoming shows.
Christmas parties, and more Christmas parties. And getting ready ourselves.
And for the first time I will be face painting on New Year’s Eve down at the First Footings Celebration at Muskoseepi Park.
As usual there were lots of birthday parties and events booked throughout – by this time of year it is all a blur. I enjoy all of them a great deal – I am very lucky to be able to do what I love do and get paid for it!
On the home front lots of frustration – we have had to replace mom’s full time aide repeatedly. We are on full timer number six in 2014 right now. Things are good so we hope this one will stay. Our part timer is coming up on a year with us in January.
In the new year mom is having cataract surgery on both eyes and she hopes to be reading Stephen King to herself soon, again.
I’m planning to get a store set-up online to sell my e-book and other items – there is a learning curve so it may take a bit of time for me to figure it out. I’ve got the site but need to populate it and figure out the processing side of it.
Happy New Year to everyone – all the best for 2015!