You go, girl!

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Posted by Stacey on October 20, 2002 at 19:17:33:

In reply to: My first "official" gig!!(Long) posted by KariB on October 20, 2002 at 16:56:37:

Hey, congratulations! My first one was September 28th and it was
awesome. It was a little warm for the end of Sept. in Florida, I
got sunburned before I ever remembered to get sunscreen on (it was
foggy in the morning). And most of my clients were kids too!
Boys! Shocked me. The atmosphere of a festival is addictive and I
can see that the good Lord is blessing me with this talent and the
enlightened world of henna artists. I made more money than any of
the other "craft" vendors too!

You go, girl!


: Well, it all started a several thousand years ago........just
: kidding!!
: My first official gig was a complete success!!!! I have only been
: doing henna since June and was very apprehensive about my skills
: an artist. But, ever since I met this wonderful woman, you all
: her as Maxx, I've had the thought in my head "maybe I CAN do this?"
: Our day started very early in the morning, on the road at 5:30am,
: to Ojai(CA.) by 7:30,unloaded and all unpacked up by 9ish. We
: set up in a park with a grove of ancient oak trees, next to a
: with live music and belly dancing all throughout the day. The
: and sounds of this event were incredible. A tiny town of 30,000
: (including outlying areas)had all come out to honor their
: in a big way. It was a beautiful setting. Maxx and I both, were
: steadily busy throughout the whole day, however, at one point we
: slammed and had 12 teen and preteens, patiently waiting for us!
: seems the other henna artist that was at the same event(in a
: different section), was charging more than we were for the simple
: designs....I think that lured away alot of her business! The
: majority of our day was spent doing the $5 designs, for little
: who only had that much in their pockets to spend. We were able to
: coup our expenses, and put a nice sum in our own pockets. By the
: of the day though, we were both just wiped out...we remembered to
: drink water...but we kinda forgot to eat until much later...
: I discovered that a good booth bitch is definitely necessary when
: are so busy. I tried to have the hubby do it, but unfortunately,
: well, lets just say...I need to do some Booth Bitch 101 training
: him. He did his best, and was very accomodating, fetching change
: water etc.
: The day went by so fast, most of it is still a blur, coming back
: me in bits and pieces. The people were great the atmosphere was
: perfect, and to quote my henna partner "we made many people very
: happy today", and for me, that's all that matters.
: Well Maxx, care to share your musings with the group???
: Peace to all.
: KariB
: who's off to soak her entire body in epsom salts and Ben Gay!)


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