Wounds ... Oh, My ______________________________________
Skills City Trade Show with the
Blanche Macdonald Centre
May 10, 2015
Once again I've had an opportunity to represent Blanche Macdonald Centre (BMC) at Skill City, Alberta's largest trade and tech career fair.
At last year's event I got to work with my dear friend Karissa Makowecki, but on May 10, 2015 I joined fellow makeup artist and new friend Tammy Neron at the Edmonton Expo Centre where kids and adults alike lined up looking for gory special effects and beauty makeup.
With over 250 people wanting cuts, blacks eyes, busted lips, claw marks and more we didn't get to socialize much with each other, but we had a blast.
The best part of the event was seeing people who remembered me from last year and said the were excited to see me back.
One parent got in line with his kids and they had waited almost an hour. He wanted claw marks across his face so I made him look pretty messed up: gashes, blood, the works. I had no idea what he was up to until he came back the next day (after paying a second admission) to tell me about the trick he played on his wife. Turns out he laid down beside the lawn mower with his bloody face and when she came home he said she freaked out and almost called 911. He just had to come back and tell me how good of a job I had done. It was then I realized people love what I do and it made all the hard work and frustrations feel worth it.
Tammy kept just as busy doing beauty makeup for the hundreds of girls who wanted bold lips or eye colour. Even a couple of guys showed up. We really nailed it this year.
I love doing these trade shows because of the new BMC grads I meet. Not to mention the fact I got to do gore makeup non-stop for two days. We all have a common bond and need to stick together and as we grow as artists.
How can I not love every day of this job?
I'm very proud to be Blanche Macdonald Makeup Artist. Thanks again BMC for asking me to part of this event.