Archive: 2011-03 1 - 4 of 6 posts

Can You Fit Me in the Picture?

Posted Mar 2011

Lol - Small Paper, Dad wants to be in the picture with his two children..... Ummmm, on this small paper? Should I make them like the size of postage stamps? Quite limiting for the detail that I could do in the moment...... Or should I:

This is what happened. Made us all laugh.

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More

Posted Mar 2011

2 a.m. - I'm emailing pictures to my Power-Point client. 9 a.m. - Ring, ring - me: Good Morning

client: "fantastic job. listen, because of snowdates, I have another day before the presentation. Can you do another picture?"

me, thinking that I have a 1:30 appointment at the spa, and a 3:30 appointment with my trainer, and I'm on to cook dinner for company tonight....: "Sure. What do you have in mind?"

client: "one face leaning forward on muscular arms......" My client is UP. Talking faaaast. Snap snap, so many ideas...... "Good Morning......"

We hang up, I go to wake up, morning routine..... Luckily I didn't start the picture yet, when,

Ring, ring - "Hi! What's up?"

client: "Could we make that a 2-person Caricature? The first guy leaning over a brick wall. He's in the U.S. - talking to our associate in the U.K - You'd have the Atlantic Ocean in there, and a phone in his hand ..................... ......................... ........................."

then later, middle of the night - I draw the picture first in pencil, then in marker. While erasing the pencil for this upbeat picture, I flip on a movie - Ahhhh "Escape From Alcatraz". Point, Counterpoint.

Crazy day, Wild night, and I'm just sitting here alone. It's a good life:

Update: Aaaahhh, it's all worth it. Here's the email that I woke up to today: "Alison, I want to thank you for an extraordinary job. My presentation went brilliantly and your slides were gut busters. That you so much for your professionalism and talent." Me: Smiling

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You Are Special to Me

Posted Mar 2011

Oh to feel special. To have someone care. So often I see how regular people are considered so special - how they have others caring about them, fawning over them, loving them. It seems so simple, yet it's so special. To get that. I see it all the time because I work at Parties. Where people are invited. For the good things in life.

Sometimes I feel remorseful - In my personal life, I do have people to love. But it's not always smooth sailing. Or we're not always intensely demonstrative. So being in these situations, seeing people's personal relationships, sometimes at quite important milestones, caring for each other - If it's one of those times when I'm not personally 'walking on sunshine', well....

BTW, the clients and guests that I draw are usually quite kind, appreciative, and caring for me too. But it's different of course, since I only know them for a few minutes, a few hours at a time. Working with nice people, while quite valuable, isn't the same as a personal relationship.

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Kids Say the Darnedest Things

Posted Mar 2011

Oh I like my job. I get to watch people, how they behave. It really comes out so clearly because I watch how different people as they walk through the same situation. They're all so cute, so interesting. Many are surprised to see the picture. some are really strict trying to be so good. Some are very self-conscious - either shy or controlling. Some are so so very happy - they let loose their party excitement.....

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