2014…. as it comes to a close (just over 5 weeks to go.. where the hell has this year gone?!?!?!)… I’d like to say thankyou for all the support everyone has given me and thankyou to everyone I have worked with. I have had a magical year full of weddings, formals, films, events and photo collaborations and it’s been awesome.
I travelled to Sydney to help the AMAZING Janet Hine Design for some AHL Gala events, i worked on PROJECT:ONE SHOT with Darwin Brook’s and some amazing film industry people (we broke a record!!), I was key makeup/hair on another feature length film called ‘Tomorrow’ about mental illness with an awesome cast and crew who I love to bits, and I had the pleasure to get to know and be involved in some wonderful people’s special days.. weddings, formals, events… I love sharing in their moments and seeing their smiles. This isn’t just about hair and makeup for me, it’s so much more. I love Art and creating…. but I also love helping people. I find so much pleasure in doing hair and makeup…to know I’ve been a part of helping someone to create magical moments… i’m a part of a much larger picture, I know, but i have been a part of that, and it’s so special. its soul feeding. As some of you may know I did go to uni to study psyche… it’s something I have always had a huge interest in and I always look at the world in a very psychological way… what I do, I feel, is such a psychological experience. People need to feel happy and comfortable, and as much as it can be viewed as quite a shallow industry in ways, I feel like what I do is so much more than what’s on the outside. Nothing makes me happier than to deliver what a client asks for, i’m there to connect with them, to build trust. I love repeat clients, as I know I have made an impact and they trust me. (thanks to my repeat clients!!! love you all). I love the thankyou I get when I do a great job, I love helping to bring a script to life through hair and makeup, i love being a part of a larger team that all comes together for one end goal. and i’m looking forward to my last few weddings of 2014, helping out on some more film work, a couple of xmas party hair and makeup’s and a few more photoshoots squished in there for fun….🙂
Next month will mark my 2 year anniversary of graduating from my Diploma course at the Academy of makeup in Brisbane, and I am marking that with doing a Sharon Blain hairstyling bootcamp with the goddess herself in January (can’t wait). I won’t ever stop learning, and hopefully next year i’ll be able to do another spfx course I’ve had my eye on in Sydney. I have grown so much since starting this journey, I am so much more confident in myself, I love meeting new people and connecting with them in varying ways, I love meeting a wide range of personalities, ideas, likes and dislikes, we are all very different and unique and it concretes the idea of being yourself. Who knew that doing hair and makeup for other people would help me so much with my own self esteem and confidence. I have also learned that my whole life i have filled with art, painting, building and creating has all come together and will hopefully mark 2015 as the time to up the anti… so stay tuned for some bigger and better things in my world (thankyou to my parents… for my dad for his technical eye, colour matching and painting skills, and my mother for her artistic and creative brain… for all her knowledge of history and everything really… you guys are pretty amazing)…
So thankyou to everyone I have met this year…. and here’s to 2015…. weddings I have already booked, films I will be working on, events I will be doing, courses i’ll be attending, people i’ll be meeting…. those I have seen again this year, and to those I will be working with soon… Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season, merry Christmas, happy new year and all that jazz….
Love Elizabeth X