I like this Digital Caricature

November 24th, 2014

I’m getting there. I just made a Digital Caricature on my IPad. Figuring out a Professional Approach to the Artwork. I felt comfortable making it.

For practice, I just used one of the people that I previously drew with Traditional Caricature Supplies.

Now to be smoother with this approach. That can be achieved if I just do a lot of them. Then to figure out the Projector and Screen. Maybe a printer. And I’ll be ready to offer them at events.

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Senator Jerry Stevenson

November 21st, 2014

I just came back from an Event in Reno ~ I flew Coach as usual.
Squashed next to my fellow passengers, if you know what I mean. So I felt surprised that it was a U.S. Senator! And his wife. Senator Jerry Stevenson and his wife Susan from Utah.

I found myself in the unique position of having a Senator’s ear for hours ~ not that we spoke the whole time of course. They were both quite cordial.

So much to do getting home at the moment ~ I have to sort through my own event’s ideas as well as get back into the swing of all the new events that I have to be ready for. But I’m posting about this meeting sort of like bookmarking my experience ~ hoping I’ll remember to post the Caricature that I subsequently drew of Republican Senator from Utah.

BTW, we spoke quite candidly ~ of both personal situations And public situations. It was quite an experience to see how clearly a person can speak about political positions when he is the person whose opinion can really make a difference. Felt different than hearing a private citizen’s opinions.

For example, I felt impressed with Senator Stevenson’s response to my confusion about Obamacare. Senator Stevenson compared it to the feelings about the Social Security System. Originally people might have been scared of it, but over time, they’ve come to see the good that it can do. He said that Obamacare is a good idea, but needs a bit of tweaking before it would be satisfying. He swung so comfortably from our chitchat about our trips and our businesses into major political questions. Candid and unedited.

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at the Pier

November 14th, 2014

a good night out ~ Caricature was the surprise entertainment that the venue gave their customers

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Nine Years Ago

November 4th, 2014

I love my customers. I love my repeat clients. So many interesting people that I can meet in the world.

Here are some pictures taken after I did Face Painting at an 8-year old girl’s Party. For a Client who has been hiring me once or twice every year since I met her back when she was first Pregnant with the beautiful girl who just turned 8. Sometimes Caricatures, Sometimes Face Painting.

After the girls were all painted, my client let me walk around her beautiful home so she could show me the Caricatures that were hanging in her husband’s office. I had drawn them at her Big Family Reunion when she was Pregnant with the girl who had just turned 8. That was Nine Years Ago.

And here she is today. Standing next to her Caricature from nine years ago. I can still see her resemblance, even though she changed some things like her hairstyle and glasses.

I feel happy to see that my Artwork can become a solid part of people’s lives. And I feel blown away when I see it hanging in a home that includes some of the best Artists ever. It felt rude to just keep snapping photos of Everything in the woman’s home, so I only asked to photograph this one Keith Haring picture which was just too magnetic for me. It looks like just the right thing to see while we run around all day handling so many different things:

What we see affects how we interpret our situations.

And here are some of the Face Paintings that I did at this 8-year-old Girl’s Birthday Party. She arranged for a ‘My Little Pony’ Theme.

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Lemons !

October 24th, 2014

Have you been following the story of my little lemon tree?

I photographed it today ~ I’m feeling so excited with all these lemons!

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