It Has Begun… In-Depth Post #2

So far, my in-depth in running pretty smoothly.

As mentioned in my previous post, I emailed Danielle Fowler who is an extremely accomplished makeup artist, in order to find a mentor. She unfortunately is too busy to be my mentor, but recentky got me in contact with Ashley Forshaw. Ashley is another artist who works with Danielle, and not only has she done makeup for movies like Star Trek, but she agreed to be my mentor! Oh, and she said she loved the photos of my makeup which I attached. Excuse me while I freak out on the inside!

Ashley also has a busy schedule, but she agreed to get her criminal record check done as soon as she can and meet me over coffee when she has a chance. Most of our interactions will be over FaceTime, but I think we can make it work as long as I get to meet with her at least a few times in real life. Oh, and how could I forget the best part- she agreed to bring me on the set that she’s currently working on to see some real life work! I won’t be able to do anything on the actors of course, but even just seeing the professionals work is going to teach me so much! I can’t wait.

Here’s how I have used the first three aspects of how to have a beautiful mind so far:

  1. How to agree: My mentor and I have both agreed that it is important for me to get real-life lessons and demos of special effects makeup implementation. For this reason, we both agreed that it would be difficult to work with each other strictly over the phone or FaceTime. We solved this problem by having her be my “main-mentor” and having some of her co-workers to help me with lessons as well if they have time.
  2. How to disagree: Due to us never meeting in real life, it’s hard to see any disagreements between us at this point. If I were to predict any disagreements in the future, I’d have to assume they would be in terms of meeting with each other since Ashley has such a busy schedule.
  3. How to differ: My mentor and I haven’t had any major differences  thus far, but if I were I to predict something in the future, I would assume that we would differ on things such as asthetics and technique. This of course is healthy, as everyone has differences in opinion and beauty to one may not be to another. Same goes for techniques- what works for one may not work for another. This is something I am excited to explore, as it will give me clarity on why others see things the way they do, and why techniques differ between people.

Thats all for now, blog. I’ll keep you posted (literally)


One thought on “It Has Begun… In-Depth Post #2

  1. Madison, I am so pleased for you. Your persistence is paying off for you. It is all about the networking and building connections with people. If you show interest and care, people are usually able to help in some way.
    I look forward to some of your photos of your effort to learn this skills.

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