Archive: 2009-12 5 - 8 of 11 posts

Flexible

Posted Dec 2009

Upscale Corporate Holiday Party. I was glad I brought my lights. (It was very dark in there). Good set-up. Yes.

But I was needed to walk the floor - roaming Caricatures for some of the time. Roaming Caricatures in the Dark. Now, Roaming Caricatures are a little different than seated Caricatures - because I draw them while standing up and holding all my supplies. So they're usually simpler black/white pictures.

Since this party needed constant 'adjustment', I sure am glad that I've had a lot of experience. So I was able to go with the flow.

December - Party Party and Party. Everybody wants to be invited. And we all had Fun.

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Through Rain or Snow or Sleet or Hail

Posted Dec 2009

There was a Blizzard in NY this weekend.

Snow lightly started as I left Wantagh to drive to Plainview (40th Surprise Birthday Party). But when I got back to my car at midnight, there was more than a foot of snow all around it! I borrowed my hostess's shovel, and I got to work - after drawing/entertianing for over four hours! Then, I couldn't figure out where the road ended and the sidewalk began as I drove home, getting caught in snowdrifts three times along the way. Finally got home, but I couldnt' get in to my driveway - or to the side of the street where a car could be parked. Until I shoveled for over an hour.

Then I woke 6:00 a.m. to be sure I'd have enough time to get to the Water club in Manahattan. I draw there at a Holiday Party every year. Driveway needed to be shoveled again, but I was lucky - my husband finished the whole thing while I got ready to go out. My choice was to arrive at my event early or late. I arrived early. Was asked to wait by the fireplace while they finished setting up the party room. It was cozy.

A Blizzard does not stop NY. Both parties were full and lively. My gracious hostess from Saturday night had offered for me to stay there overnight (but I had to get back of course). And my beautiful hostess on Sunday morning ----- the picture of class. You know you've arrived when you can wear a sleeveless silk dress in a blizzard. Here's a photo of her:

She works hard - carried in all those gifts for the guests herself. I'm proud to be a New Yorker. We don't let problems stop the world. We work hard, and we Handle them.

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That was fun

Posted Dec 2009

It's a cold rainy day in NY today. A good day to go through some of these photos here. Look at these! I had drawn them on such a warm day that I was really glad that the hosts asked me to set up the Caricatures in the screened in porch:

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Balvenie Scotch

Posted Dec 2009

I'm part of a big national campaign for Balvenie Scotch. Did 3 gigs for them in less than 2 weeks. While waiting for the first event to start, I played around with the bottle:

Whew - I'm busy. It's all good. It's all wonderful. Like, like yesterday - First I did face-painting for a woman who's hired me 5 times already. And while I was at her Little Chefs party, one of the guests asked if I remembered working at that guest's party - You remember - Caricaturing on the balls.... "Yes! That was the only time anyone had ever asked me to Caricature on balls. I remember being outside by the swingset...." And other one of the guests asked if I remembered working at another guest's party too.... Then, in the evening, working at a liquor store for Balvenie Scotch, one of the customers was excited to see me - "I still have that Caricature you drew of me at the party on Wall Street...." Me: "Yes! I remember that party - I was in the middle of the room - Really drawing wildly that day...." And another customer: "You drew at my party - Remember.... I touch so many lives under such good circumstances. I'm so happy.

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