A week ago, I was up to my elbows in glitter creating a new beauty shoot featuring soon on Black Magazine ...
All of a sudden I noticed my Instagram and Facebook going slightly crazy. The reason? The ABIAs Finalists had been announced and I had made the cut. Very cool.
Being a finalist is a nice 'tip of the hat' to every artist to acknowledge that despite days of feeling like everyone else in the world knows exactly what they are doing except you... who just seems to make it all up as they go... is on some sort of 'right track'. Its a very cool list to be on. I am amongst some gorgeous people x
The past few months have been pretty amazing for me in regards to creative and professional satisfaction... some of which still has not been released and so I am limited to what I can share. The announcement of being a finalist definitely helped soothe my post USA blues...
Last November I took a trip to the Joshua Tree Desert to body paint for Kimbra... what we created hasn't been released as yet... however Kimbra is drip feeding us teasers from her album cover shoot. Joshua Tree Desert is certainly a special place that I would like to return to with a bunch of friends... crack open some wine and relax for the weekend. Makeup and Hair for this shoot was done by the uber talented Justin Henry.
I can't wait to share about this project!
My last trip to LA a couple of weeks ago was only supposed to be a part of my mini break to NYC after IMATS... however I ended up staying slightly longer than planned and was Kimbra's Makeup Artist for her new single, 90s music.
The clip isn't released as yet... however you can hear the single here:
My model, Mike Perfetuo , flew from LA to be my model as well as allow me to paint him and his identical twin brother in two series of body art shoots (yet to be released)
Here are some sneak pics...
As I started getting ready for my IMATS presentation in my hotel room... I had to keep reminding myself to treat this like any other presentation... the fact that I was about to speak for the first time in America about my course and book was causing some excitement!
Here is a visual wrap up from the day at IMATS
IMATS NYC was an amazing experience... walking around afterwards with Mike was definitely a slow process for the amount of people interested to stop us and ask all about what we were up to... The atmosphere at IMATS was electric and made me want to travel to all the different IMATS in the world. The amount of amazing speakers, demonstrations at different stands, the products and resources available was impressive. Easily a place to be inspired, overwhelmed and well worth the trip. If you can... go!
I created a handout for the people at NYC IMATS and can share with you now.
If you aren't familiar with 'Makeup Excellence using Body Art'... the principal is you use MINDSET practice and BODYART practice to train your way to a stronger Makeup career... quite like a Makeup Artist Bootcamp.
The link below is a preview of one of the exercises. You do not need a model.... just practice on yourself. Often.
Click the link below to download your free exercise and tag
in an instagram pic!
I will soon be announcing my final 2014 dates for 'Makeup Excellence Using Body Art' in Australia... and soon USA dates!
Classes can be arranged on request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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