I was watching the movie Burlesque that stars Cher, Christina Aguilera, and Kristen Bell. In short, I always loved the part when Kristen Bell’s character gets upset because she was asked to leave and Cher chooses to put Christina’s character on instead. Kristen’s character was the headliner at the club and would at times treat Christina badly or say snide things about her. It never dawned on her that she could and would be completely surpassed by Christina’s talent.
Watching the film, got me started thinking about Makeup Artists. There are so many great artists out there who are so giving of themselves and who make time to reach out to fellow makeup artists. You never know whom you will meet or whom they may know. Common decency and consideration should always be at the forefront. That artist who you may feel is a nobody, could possibly give you a job one day or refer you for something that is amazing! Never seem, appear, or act as if you’re too busy to respond to an email, text, message on Facebook/Twitter, say hello, or thank you. Of course, there are exceptions but the point I'm trying to make is it doesn't take a week to acknowledge someone. If someone takes the time out of their life busy or not, to pay you a compliment, it doesn’t cost a thing to say thank you or makes you seem any less for doing so. Because it goes a long way, people will always remember how you treated them and how unimportant you made them feel.
People make time for what they want/who they want to make time for. I’ve heard of artists being burned but don’t allow those incidents to block you from opening up. Keep in mind before you judge how important someone is, remember what Cher said in the movie, “You don’t know what dues she’s paid.”