Every now and again I go and something like that done as like a 'check in' to my life. My reading was insanely amazing. It was accurate to whats going on for me right now and really answered concerns I have. I have a lot to look forward to.
One of the main points that came up is I will be changing the name of the course. That came as no surprise to me as some people have been hesitant to do the course because they think its a body art course... It's actually got nothing to do with body art.
My intentions for the course is that artists leave with a new confidence about themselves as an artist and now have access to exercises that will train the eye to see things differently - transfer that over to makeup application and VIOLA! We have a new confidence and ability to be creative and accurate.
Last weekend I ran the first ever course in Sydney.
I had the usual concerns before the course... 'What if they dont like it?'... 'What if they dont want to do some 'inner' work?'... yada yada. We all have that voice in our head which can drive us crazy. By the end of the course... I could clearly see that I had concerns for no reason. They all got it. They all walked in with one way of thinking about themselves as artists... and left with a brand shiny and new way of thinking about themselves as an artist.
One of the first things I do in the course is an exercise. The exercise has you really have a look at what you say to yourself about yourself as a makeup artist... and then flip it on it's head. It's my favourite part of the course... and the foundation of it too. I do it for myself all the time and it causes me to be bold and do things that scare the crap out of me.
I invited Nicola Harry along to my class to review it. Something that I thought could go either one of two ways... really positive... or really badly HA!
Her review of the course had me celebrate and rejoice in the fact that it was received the way I intended it to.
Read THE BEAUTY PAGEs review here...
So.. if you are someone who has been considering doing the course... here is what you can expect:
On the first day I do some work with you around who you think you are as an artist. This is the gold and sets the tone for the rest of the week.
We then spend the day learning some exercises around accuracy and 'light and shade'. You don't need to know how to body paint and you don't even need to think you are good at it... that's my job to teach you all there is to know..
The exercises aren't exactly pretty... but neither are any exercise you do in boot camp.
You then have a week to prep and plan for your body art project a week later. By the end of the first Saturday... you will have the inspiration and confidence to tackle this.
At the end of the day... the project isn't about the body art... it's about going for it as an artist with confidence... as well as taking actions that train your hand and eye for better makeup skills.
The week in between you have me as a coach. The girls from Sydney had me coaching via texts, phonecalls and skype dates. It was a blast!
Three girls started the course thinking they couldn't do body art... and this is what they got up to. I am so proud of them!
My third artist Trish wishes to keep her work private. With much respect to her model of course I will do so. Her final piece was stunning. I am so happy for everyone and what they created... and also what they overcame internally so they had the freedom to paint.
I would love to share the heartfelt thank you I received from Trish... This was such an affirmation to me that this course DOES make an impact and difference. It's not a course to come and get a Body Art image for your folio... it's a new way to think. The body art is a bi-product and bonus.
For Becca – Thank You
On Sunday I completed the 2 day course: “Body Art For Makeup Excellence” by Becca Gilmartin.
I am a Makeup Artist, but had never attempted Body Painting.
I signed up for the course as I had seen Becca presenting at IMATS in 2012 and thought that she was one of the most talented and inspirational presenters I had ever seen. To say that her presentation at IMATS was mesmerizing would be an understatement. So when Becca promoted her course, I had to go.
What I got out of the course is hard to describe in detail, I went into the course believing that I was too old, too tired and that it was too late to further my career in the industry, but it would be fun to body paint. What I came away with, was that I am a truly talented, energetic, creative person and that most importantly; I create the environment, the calmness, the opportunities and the ability to achieve everything that I dream of and so I did.
It was not all plain sailing, the preconditioning in me crept in at times from nowhere, the overwhelming, “I cant do this”, "what am I doing here", battle reared its ugly head early on the second day. After removing myself and having a mental fight of huge proportions where the flight was more overwhelming then the fight, I convinced myself that “yes I was talented, unique and could do this”.
So what did I learn, what has been holding me back? Well its not my age, its not my talent, its not my creativity, its me, only I truly believed I wasn’t good enough and now I know I am.
If you are a makeup artist, if you believe you are good but not good enough , then book in, and go to one of Becca’s Courses. You will learn body art techniques, but the most important thing you will learn is about believing in you.
Thanks Becca, you are amazing and have probably changed my life forever.
Thankyou Trish... my pleasure.. you did all the work x
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