The Heroine’s Journey of Linda Hand

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love my work Because its creative and is different each time. I am Free lance which gives me stress and fear (scared to not find enough work to live) yet freedom to NOT have a 9 to 5 job. 9 to 5 job makes me feel dead inside. In a cage and lose my creativity.
What is my idea of perfect happiness?  Happiness is HEALTH , my daughter, family, good friends, good food, a good Glass of red Wine and my dog.
What is my greatest fear? That my daughter could get ill. What i want more then anything in life is that she has a long healthy life.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?   I dont like social events. Parties, clubs, dinner parties. I work. When i dont work i study for my work or read a book, listen to music. i like to be alone. When not alone i like to be  with just one  or two of my favorite friends. People often are disappointed i dont go out when invited.im sorry i dont… Im just not comfortable.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?
Make up artist and special effects designer. Vittorio Sodano
What is my greatest extravagance? I personally dont feel extravgant. But many Think i am because of the work i have done. I started Young as an international model. Then an advertising photographer. Now make-up artist for cinema. I simply picked these Jobs because i liked them… but others see it as being extravagant.
On what occasion would I lie? If i thought i would hurt someone or get someone in trouble.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?  When being a head make-up artist i MUST control the work of the other make-up artists. Control they dress properly, act professional, not drinking or doing drugs while working. Stop gossip and unkindness Towards others. I cant concentrate on my make up because i’m being a babysitter!!
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?  Im happy when on a set. My favorite job was working with WILLEM DAFOE.  Brilliant, kind, humble person. I learned many things working with him.
If I could, what would I change about myself? nothing really. The ups and downs. The good and bad in me… make ME. Linda Hand. I am Proud, happy and Lucky of the family I have and its history. Maybe i would like to NOT be allergic to sea food anymore…. that would be something i truely would change.
What is my greatest achievement in work?  To be able to live and pay my bills as a make-up artist. Its not easy to get work on a regular base. There are alot of great make-up artists around who cant make a living.
Where would I most like to live? Where i am Now. South of italy. But need to visit other places to get ideas and work sometimes.
What is my most treasured possession? My daughter. Favorite object (possession) is my feather blanket. Love to sleep with that lol
What is my most marked characteristic? Im strong and dont give up.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?  The antique district.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Breakfast at bar dolce salate.
What books influenced my life and how? My favorite book is “The bridge on the Drina” by Ivo Andric. Because its very powerful and showed me a different point of view and culture i did not know very well.
Who are my favorite writers? I like to buy different writters. I buy books from each country i travel too. the writters of that country Often not well known authors.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? A bit of everything. Some heavy metal, then opera, classical, blues, jazz,country western. Each type gives me flash backs of different times of my life A fun way to travel in time.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Snoopy
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Audrey Hepburn. Maiale Yousafzai
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? The house of the spirits
What role plays art in my life and work? Every minute… from the pretty cappuccino at breakfast. To how i set the table. I love art and what is pretty and interesting and i need it around me to be happy.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?  My best childhood friend Mickey Weather.
Whom would I like to work with in 2018?  Make up artist and special effects designer. Vittorio Sodano , Mel Gibson 
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? Mel Gibson
What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on?  I dont know what projects are coming… looking forward to see what will come for me.
Where can you see me or my work in 2018? Instagram. Lindahand_ Facebook: LindaHandofficialpage
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? For me to live i MUST have passion. .. for daily life. A cool breeze. Swimming in the sea. Cooking… to find passion and well being in the MOST small moments of daily life while always dreaming my impossibile dreams that i want to achieve.
How can you contact me? lindakayhand@yayoo.com
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