Archive: 2013-09 1 - 4 of 16 posts

Party Fun

Posted Sep 2013

This girl had so much fun at her Party. You can just see it in her Caricature. You can just see it in her dress. You could have just heard it if you heard her talking. At her party, she handled a 'Trivia' time herself. Sitting up straight in front of her friends, calling on people -- "Who knows my favorite movie?" "Yes" "Who knows my favorite song?" "Yes" Who knows my favorite tv show? "No" "No" "Okay, can you do it?" "No" Lol ~ they finally got it. And more important than what she says is her favorite anything, is how she handled her peers. These kids really impress me. They really shine at these parties. Makes me wonder about how I would have handled things back when I was their age.

I imagine I would have been different than this girl. Not quite as confident. Not as much 'in command'. But I would have been adorable just the same. I imagine I would have felt giddy and flushed. I imagine I would have burst out laughing with joy. It's all good. We're all different, but it's all good.


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Drawing on Paper Plates

Posted Sep 2013

I had to do office-work through dinner tonight ~ so much to do. So I was at the Computer while working. Took a quick excursion and made up this face of how I'm feeling just now.


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Black/White Party Caricatures

Posted Sep 2013

Here are some Caricatures that I drew at a Party. Whoosh~ I had been called that very morning to get to an event Upstate and draw as fast as possible ~ Black/white if that will save time on the drawings. Client's request.

Scramble. Change plans for the leisurely day I thought I was going to have. Pack up Supplies, get travel directions, change into Party clothes and Drive. Oh Oh. Traffic. Nothing I can do about it. I could have left earlier only if the event was before the very day-of !

I kept in touch with my liaison, and stressfully focused the whole drive there. Over an hour. Ran in at the last minute (instead of the half-hour early that I usually do if I am given enough advance notice to leave extra travel time), set up quickly, drew continuously. Then I had to run to the gym as I had originally planned to do for the day. But it was a Saturday. My gym closes early on Saturday.

Scramble. What a run of a day. After running out of the house, rushing through traffic, setting up fast, drawing fast, I went to the gym that was near the event. It had a very complicated Parking situation which took over half-hour. Left me with only 45 minutes to work out before they rushed me out to close the gym. But I knew of another gym that I could pass on the way home. It stayed open a little later. If I hurried, I could catch an hour there too. Which I did. Ran in, fit in whatever exercises I could, ran out when they needed to lock up....

And here are the pictures I have to show for it:

And I feel good.


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IPad Studio Caricature

Posted Sep 2013

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To Hire Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
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