When I first got there, my station in Washington Market Park didn't have a table and chair yet, so I took a few flower and "beautiful day" photos.
Interestingly, someone must've seen her and liked it also, because later on in the day I got another request for the same face!
Two of my other favorite faces of the day were both dragons. The first request actually caused me to change from my standard dragon face to something entirely different. A girl wanted a very girly dragon, in pink. Okie doke. So this is what I came up with.
I even made the scales heart shaped! That was a fun one. So then later when another girl wanted a more traditional dragon, this one had an obvious influence on it.
The crowd at the Tribeca Film Festival really is terrific too. The kids were great, and I appreciated the parents, grandparents, and guardians who expressed concern for my well-being. They're good eggs, all of them.
We did have one scare during the day, though. A little boy, maybe four years old, was throwing some dirt at my table, which concerned me because I didn't want dirt and pebbles in the face paints, with the resulting potential to scratch my models. I was able to get it cleaned out, but I really couldn't seem to get the boy's attention and have him stop. And no adult would claim him!
I called the event organizer, now more afraid for a lost little boy than my supplies, and the Festival folk were able to reunite him with his parents' friends, who had taken him and his twin brother to the playground and hadn't noticed that he was missing. Phew, crisis averted.
At the end of the day, my back was sore, my neck and shoulders stiff, but I was happy at the honestly absolutely awesome gig. The people were wonderful - both festival people and patrons, I got to be creative despite the thousand butterflies and puppies I must've painted, and I had a blast. Even fighting my way through the Holland Tunnel afterwards was worth it.