How I got started on my journey as an Artist…
As a child I loved to draw. I especially enjoyed how a simple sketch could light up someone's face. As I grew so did my curiosity for art. I became fascinated with light and it’s ability to transform color and mood.
When I was 18, a General Contracting Company offered me a job painting vintage-glazed windows. It gave me the opportunity to parlay my love for painting into what I did for a living. That opened up a new door into the world of business. I worked my way up to Office Manager!!
Fast forward 12 year later, a co-worker asked if I’d do makeup for his music video. The makeup artist that the band hired flaked, but the show must go on so I happily stepped in to help. We had little time and almost no makeup supplies… (I used BBQ chicken for their flesh-eating scene - hey, it worked!)
After we wrapped, their director asked for my business card. I told him I was just there to help and not a professional artist. With a firm & confident handshake he replied, “Yes you are!” It was in that moment I thought to myself, "I. Am. An. Artist!"
I immediately began my search for an art school that would help turn my new vision into a reality. I found that tuition rates were way outside of my budget. My excitement was then transformed into, "How in the world am I going to make this happen?!"
The next morning, a friend asked for a ride to Palm Springs in exchange for lunch at a beautiful casino. (Sounds fun, right? Road trip!) Once there, a shiny slot machine caught my eye so I fed it a dollar. Guess what??... I WON!!
The following Monday, I enrolled in a Makeup Academy of my choice and graduated with honors, TOP OF MY CLASS! This was my fate, it was meant to be and I’ve been doing it ever since.
Makeup Artistry has become more that just a career for me, it’s an opportunity to be of service and support Thought Leaders on missions to make our world a better place. Art is my passion, my calling, and I’m so grateful to be on this journey.
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