Archive: 2008-04 1 - 4 of 12 posts

Addiction

Posted Apr 2008

Why am I up? It's almost 2 am, and here I am twisting balloons (I can do a 6-petal flower now!) and practicing my 3/4-view Caricatures. Blinking blinking because I put my hands near my eyes after using Peppermint Oyil. dot.

This stuff is addicting.


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Dogs

Posted Apr 2008

What a day I had last Saturday. Looked like RRRrrrain when I woke up at 6 am. Had to get right out though - scheduled to work OUTDOORS IN A PARK for the SPCA Walkathon - Rain or Shine.

But things usually do have a way of working out for me. Even though the weather forecast predicted rain and it looked gray and rainy, by the time I got there - clear skies!! I parked my car and ran through a big state park - regular easel and art supplies ALONG WITH BIG SIGNS that I made up especially for this event - client's request.

Drew pictures of dogs that absolutely did not stay still. I was looking at back of heads and actual rear ends most of the time that I was trying to draw those cute faces. Drawing dogs is a different game than drawing people.

Then I literally Ran through the park once again. Had to get to my car quickly to drive from Yorktown Heights, Westchester down to Oceanside, Long Island. I usually leave more than enough time to get to each party calmly, but this time I had made different arrangements with my Oceanside client. He really wanted me to draw at his grand-neice's Communion. So he took a chance. I told him that I might not even be able to make it there before the end of the party, but he took a chance by asking me to see what I could do. And me - once I've decided to try, I was really committed to doing the best I could.

What a whirlwind. Ran in, and actually had plenty of time to enjoy drawing. People again! My job is so interesting. This was a lovely demure Communion - just a few kids running around, but mostly adults who just sat at tables around my easel and watched the Art happen. It was like being on stage. They applauded after each picture, and we all had Fun.

So different than the exciting Communion that I did the next day (Sunday). That one was right here in my home-town (Wantagh! Yay!). This was a ParTay! Countless kids running around as well as Very Active Party-fun adults. Just goes to show that there isn't only One Way to Party. or One Way to Live. (or as I'm always saying, there isn't only One Way to Draw.) It takes effort, but we can create the experiences we want.

This is Your Life. Do It as well as you can!


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Groundhog Day

Posted Apr 2008

Everything turned out fine this past weekend. I should have reminded myself that 'Things don't usually turn out as bad as you think they might.

I'll try to post some pictures from the weekend's events later. Meanwhile, I want to remember the following two pictures. I had drawn them on paper-plates while watching Groundhog Day with my breakfast yesterday morning. Groundhog Day - the movie with Bill Murray. Sometimes the pictures that we 'doodle' are beautiful.

I just made up the first face. Simple and direct. The second face wasn't supposed to be Bill Murray, but I kinda used him to give me ideas of what to draw:


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Hutchinson River Parkway in the Rain

Posted Apr 2008

Uh-oh. 6 a.m. and I'm up already. On my way to an Outdoor event all the way up in Yorktown Heights. But it's Raining out! And I have to drive up the Hutchinson. In the rain.

I've been hired by the Westchester SPCA to draw at a Dog Walkathon.


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To Hire Artist Alison Gelbman:
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