It's hard to believe, but yesterday was my 5th year painting at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC! I was at my usual spot on Duane Street, and had a blast with all the creative ideas and the awesome staff. The day started off great when I found out that my first line manager of the day was a graduate of my own alma mater - Brandeis University! Of course, I graduated in 1992, and she was class of 2014, but still. Brandesians are Brandesians.
Anyway, it was a great day with lots and lots of face painting. I was nonstop for the 8 hours straight, and came home exhausted, but happy.
Everyone was terrific, but there were a few real wins yesterday. One was a boy who wanted a red and black "jaguar with stripes," and who insisted upon that even though I explained that jaguars had spots & tigers had stripes and tried to clarify whether he really wanted a tiger. Afraid that he'd be upset at a "jaguar" that looked way too much like a tiger if I just did stripes, I told him about ligers (a real animal born of a tiger & a lion, I've seen one in person and they're beautiful) and suggested I make the first-ever, just for him tiguar with both spots and stripes. He agreed, and when I was done even wanted red glitter. I didn't get a photo, but I'll remember his "That's the coolest!!!" for a long, long time.
Then there was this little girl, who really wanted an octopus, while mom was lobbying for a ladybug. Mom relented, but the girl compromised on her own with a pink octopus. Everyone there thought this was adorable, including mom.
And then there was the girl who couldn't decide between a kitty and a butterfly, so I offered a kittyfly. So... here's my first ever kittyfly! It was a win!
Now it just kinda stinks that Tribeca doesn't happen again until next April!