Archive: 2007-09 13 - 15 of 15 posts

The Worm in the Horseradish

Posted Sep 2007

My father-in-law used to tell a story - A story about the worm in the horseradish. The gist of the story is that a worm could be so happy to have found enough food to feed him for a lifetime - if he found a bitter horseradish. Because he can't see another worm's experience - he can't know what life is like for some worm that finds an apple!

Well, people's lives aren't as clear-cut as apples and horseradishes. I see so many people - having all sorts of different life-experiences. I can't say which is a bitter life or which is a sweet life. But I can peek inside their realities - I can see so many different ways to live. It's so interesting.

Here are a few pictures from a couple of parties I recently worked at. It includes pictures from a party at a 'group-home', an 'assisted living' situation in the suburbs. And from a party in the backyard of a small attached-house full of extended family - city-life with kids who always had plenty of people around - whether they were inside or outside. Both of those situations are so different from my own.

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Doesn't she look like Paris Hilton?

Posted Sep 2007

I don't know what's going to come of this post. I haven't been bringing my camera to gigs - too much to keep track of. Then I had this idea to use the camera on my cellphone.

Here are some pictures I took of some street Caricatures that I did recently. They're not that clear, but I hope you can make something out of them. Because All of the people in these pictures responded to their Caricatures with belly-laughs. I was on that day.

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Harry Potter

Posted Sep 2007

It's not unusual for newspapers to do stories at my gigs. But it is unusual for me to get to see them.

I was so lucky that my client from the Harry Potter gig sent me the section of the Morris County (NJ) Daily Record that showed a picture of my work:

Barnes & Noble had hired me for first night that the new Harry Potter book would be available. And the line of people wanting Caricatures to remember this special night - it started in the middle of the huge store where I was stationed, extended back to one wall, and then continued all around the store! They were in costumes. The excitement was contagious. Wow!

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