When I asked Trisha why she wanted to do this she told me of her experience back home. A lady had come to the house to do the castings for her own child, but wasn’t very successful, so had to return another day. Trisha felt that the lady did not instil much faith in what she was doing. It also gave her the idea that she wanted to do this herself. The only problem was no-one in India offered her the training.
After lookng on the internet and Facebook Trisha found Precious Memories. The moment Trisha spoke to Glenda she knew this was where she needed to go. Guidance on travel, work permits and accommodation were also given.
During the training whilst there is a focus on creating the keepsakes. It is also very important to liaise with the client and their child. When a client leaves you want them to have positive memories from their experience. The training gives you lots of children to practice on which enabled Trisha to do this.
Spending so much time with Trisha, also give me an insight into her culture. As the training progressed I was very aware that not everything would be the same. For instance, a key factor for Trisha is the heat. Working with the clay for 2D Impressions Trisha will need to adapt. The clay will dry out much quicker, so we talked about all eventualities that could take place.