Tomorrow I am going to do something I thought I had closed the door on forever.
If you listened to the first radio broadcast, I revealed that I had previously worked as a makeup arstist for several years.
You see, back when I became pregnant over three years ago, I had the realization that I needed to retire my brushes. It had been a good run, but after leaving retail, working at a desk job, and starting a family, I thought it was time to say goodbye to my passion and start a new kind of life.
There was one last wedding, and then … I was done, my brush belt put away forever. Or, so I thought.
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of making up a friend for a rushed wedding; the bride’s dad was ill, and she wanted him to walk her down the aisle, and a wedding was arranged in 24 hours. It was a joy to be a part of the celebration, and also feeling my way back around my long-dormant brush belt.
A few months have passed since that wedding, and with some encouragement, I decided to tentatively un-retire my brush belt. Tomorrow, along with my “must have been my sister in another lifetime” Nicole Valentine, I’ll be doing some test shoots.
What that means is that we’ve arranged for a photographer, models, and a location (all on a volunteer basis) and we’ll be making some beauty happen.
I’m a little nervous.
What if I’m not as good as I ever thought I was? What if I am a total fail? What if ….
However, like Julia Child said, you must face life with courage and conviction.
And so, I will.
And yes, of course I’ll be sharing photos with you. One will be a bridal look, and the other will be a more high fashion kind of thing.
Who knows where this will lead do … all I know is that I have to put one foot in front of the other … and keep moving forward.