What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Wall Art Murals are priced per foot of wall art and depend on design complexities.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Art is fluid, living and lively. I am constantly learning from other artists, congregating with seasoned professionals and learning from newcomers. There are no 'in-between' moments: I play my concertina, write songs, and work on perfecting my 'circular breathing' by using my didgeridoo box, a lovely wooden instrument hollowed out by termites in the scarce woods of Australia. The eerie, windswept tones and haunting, low rhythms travel for miles across the vast and barren areas of Australia. I will never forget the sounds ...
How did you get started doing this type of work?
As a Medical Research Analyst I created a product for women who had lost their nipple and areola complexes to mastectomy or mastopexy. It is The MeAgain Kit, an all natural, henna-based product, the first of its kind, which simulates and re-creates the lovely appearance of a women's breast. I designed a variously sized breast stencil so that any woman can change the size and shape of her nipple and areola complex. The result is stunning: a lovely, natural henna stain. It is long-lasting, and fades naturally.
My work with henna once again focused my artistic nature. I paint and create special FX for theater work, write, perform and sing. I have been a motivational speaker and lectured internationally as well. I share my stories and focus on drawing people together, in joy.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The Sparkling Lady is featured Face Paint Artist touring with The UniverSoul Circus, eagerly sought by all ... by everyone! Corporations and municipalities as well as schools and organizations, parties, clubs, tea parties, parent organizations and showers for adults. Children love The Sparkling Lady's gentle manner, shining, sparkling faces, funny songs, poetry and stories. Hire her for communions, quinceneras, and all your events, fun and educational!
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A private party contacted me, very last minute ... they were very excited to find that I could fit them in and be ready and on the spot as if they had planned to have me there all the time! Everyone loved my glittering faces and tats (sparkling removable glitter tattoos) and I had many ask for my cards.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Glad you found me! Always search for professional face paint make-up artists. I use only skin safe face and body paints. Never accept the use of acrylic paints or what is called "black henna" on skin!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
EDITOR: I am a retired Science Editor. I have written copy, created marketing materials, and elegant brochures, for corporations and organizations. I often edit and write resumes and cover-letters for individuals. All my work has been well received.
WRITER: I am a Writer and Singer/Song Writer. My stories and lyrics are simple or complex, depending on the needed results. I am often asked to write lyrics for loops (pre-recorded musical songs or snippets). I was a long time member in good standing of the American Medical Writers Association. My work has been published.
PROFESSIONAL STORYTELLER: I am an International Narrative Storyteller and ELDER MEMBER of the WORD CRAFT CIRCLE of Indigenous Writers and Storytellers.