Discover the Art of Face Painting
YOU may have heard the phrase, “What happens on tour, stays on tour”?
Well that may apply to rock stars, but for humble face painters there really aren’t many secrets too sacred not to share.
IN July and August 2013 the Australian Face Painting School hosted talented international face paint instructor Olga Meleca.
With more than 1000 photos to sort through and edit, and all the other projects and responsibilities I have in my life, it’s taken me a while to focus my attention on writing up and sharing a review. So with apologies to you, the students, and to Olga, here’s a look back at Olga’s Amazing Aussie workshop tour, starting with a few quick facts:
It was a cold and very windy morning when I met Olga at the Melbourne international airport. The day after my 40th birthday. I could hardly sleep I was so excited. Probably a good thing as she arrived before dawn. Olga had traveled more than 14,000km taking three international flights from her home in Moldova on the other side of the world just to get here.
Even though she had hardly slept for days, Olga was excited to finally be here. After a quick refresh at the hotel, we took a walk around the city (got lost). It wasn’t long before Olga was a fan of Australia. She kept telling me how friendly everyone was. And indeed Melbourne gave us both a warm welcome.
So we spent a couple of days sightseeing, talking, shopping, and relaxing. We took a ride in a tram, took tourist snaps of popular icons like Flinders St Station, the Convention Centre and the Melbourne. Sampled treats on Lygon Street and generally had a wonderful time in one of my favorite cities.
We didn’t hold a workshop in Melbourne- instead Olga enjoyed a couple of days to get over her epic journey. The next stop – Queensland’s Gold Coast – would be the official start of the tour.
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