Re: Lots of questions about slinging at an India Festival

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Posted by Theadora on October 30, 2002 at 19:01:13:

In reply to: Lots of questions about slinging at an India Festival posted by Erika on October 30, 2002 at 16:46:23:

What I do is take those more futzy Navneet designs and draw them out
simplified or jsut take the main concepts and add vines or whatever
you like to draw easily for pace of a hand foot for $15.- $25 I
would honestly not have a $5. visible. Thats a lot of small desgins
for a large booth fee. If its slow going offer verbally anything you
want to get things moving or if you have dead time. But dont have
them out in case it gets busy and theres too many people and they
all want little $5. design!

booth partner:
Id make a list about everytihng you might want/require.Have a
meeting to go over it in person prior to deciding about shareing the
What hours they will be there. what the price points on designs are,
taking turns, covering costs... Clarify ahead of time if you are
deciding to work with someone,everything and
anything thats pertinant to the particular situation.
You might want to ask a small percentage from her revenue to
compensate you for getting the job and managing the venue and if
you bring things like a table or chairs for set up.

The lady I work with sometimes is Indian and she uses acone. I was
useing a Jac bottle. She was whipping out those swirly patterns
faster then I could even blink. Im have switched to the cone as for
me it is faster. Less presure so the paste flows better.
Do what feels comfortable.
Dont switch before a busy gig unless you are confident with your
tool of choice!!
Have fun, take breaks, drink water, take pitures!!

: HUGE, and the longest lines are always for the henna artists. The
: booth fee is $275 for a one day festival. I know I can make that
: back, though I don't know how much extra I'll make. I'm really
: concerned with getting a foot in the door with the local Indian
: community. I'm sure to get the normal requests for bracelets and
: simple designs, but I also expect to get a lot of requests for
: hands. I'd like to find some full hand and feet designs that are
: not as intricate as the Navneet stuff, so I can still turn them
: in less than 15 minutes. Do you think I can do an adequate job of
: bridal designs with a .5 j-bottle, or should I really work on
: practicing with the cone? Another henna artist, one from Orlando,
: has offfered to split booth fees with me to work at the same
: I'm very territorial, and wary about wroking with someone I don't
: know. I'm sure her designs are great, as she's been doing this
: longer than me...I'm just a little paranoid. Any suggestions?


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