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It's so Easy to Love Colors

Posted Jan 2016
CARICATURE Entertainment in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County.....

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To Hire Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
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How to Order Mats

Posted Aug 2014

I only sell individual mat size 16" x 20" with an opening for 11" x 14" pictures.
That's the Only Size for my Unique Special Mats.
Good for showing Caricatures, Your Own Pictures, Your Children's Pictures, an Interesting Picture from a Magazine or Newspaper.... Makes them look Great!

When ordered along with your Party Entertainment of Caricatures, Fashion Sketches, or Graffiti Names, it's just an additional $50 per hour for the Mats (no instructions please. Artist will do the Artwork as she was hired to do). But if you want to order just Mats to be shipped to you, there are price-breaks for larger quantities:


Custom Made Prices
plus NY Sales Tax If applicable
and Shipping/Handling
(custom choices refer to the instructions as to basic color, etc as indicated below. It does not mean that client has to design his/her own mats):
Quantity 1 is $5.50.
Quantity 10 is $53.
Quantity 50 is $175.
Quantity 100 is $320.

Mixed Assortment Prices
plus NY Sales Tax If applicable
and Shipping/Handling:
(including my uniquely decorated ones as well as plain black mats or plain white mats - no customer choice if ordering from this price list):
Quantity 1 is $5.
Quantity 10 is $50.
Quantity 50 is $150.
Quantity 100 is $280.

Plain Undecorated Mats (Please specify if you prefer Black Or White)
plus NY Sales Tax If applicable
and Shipping/Handling
Quantity 1 is $4.
Quantity 10 is $40.
Quantity 50 is $128.
Quantity 100 is $250.

For Custom Decorated Mats, each one will be uniquely decorated. Please indicate IF YOU HAVE preferences for the whole order about:

Main Color -
pink, or red, or orange, or yellow, or green, or blue, or purple, or black/white

Sparkly or Not Sparkly

Bold or Gentle Designs

And of course, at the time that you order them, let me know if anything else will concern you about your Custom-made Mats. For example: Only Hearts and Flowers, No Hearts and Flowers, Only for Girls, Only for Boys, No recognizable items, All Ducks, Holiday Theme......whatever you have in mind.

Handmade, each custom-decorated mat will looks different ~ It's Artwork itself. But here are some Photos of Mats that I recently created. To give you a general idea of the sort of mats you will receive. Special. Unique.

If you still want to Frame the pictures after they've been matted, your Frame Size would be 16" x 20".

CARICATURE Entertainment in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County.....

You can click on some pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com



Different People

Posted Apr 2013

Big Bat Mitzvah. Dressed up children. Magnificent venue. No expense spared. I particularly like when Clients order a Mats and a LOGO. SO THE GUESTS CAN REMEMBER WHICH PARTY THEY WERE AT. I can too :-) I'm a person, too. (If you click on the pictures to see them Larger, it's easier to see this Client's Logo at the bottom of each picture)

I can see just by glancing at these photos that they were drawn at Sabina's Bat Mitzvah. Because THIS PARTY ORDERED A LOGO TO BE PREPRINTED ONTO THE PAPERS BEFORE THE PARTY.

Following are some of the Caricatures that I drew at Sabina's Bat Mitzvah. Helping the Guests have Fun. Helping the Guests Party. And also giving them a PERSONALIZED KEEPSAKE TO REMEMBER BEING AT THIS PARTY.

This particular Party was exciting for me because I had drawn Sabina several times when she was a baby. Her Parents had framed those early Caricatures, so they remembered me when it was time to arrange for Sabina's Bat Mitzvah. It was great to see how that baby had grown soooo beautifully. To see some of the people that I had related to for just a few minutes so many years ago.

BTW: It is best to leave the design of the Mats and the design of the Logo up to the Artist. The Artist knows best what would not complicate her Picture Production during the event. ENTERTAINING at Parties is not the same as dreaming up ideas in the Studio.

CARICATURE Entertainment in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County.....

You can click on some pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com



Looks good ~

Posted Apr 2013

I'm amazed at what comes out of me when I draw at Parties. Sometimes because I'm surprised by some Excellent Artwork that just comes out. This time just because the pictures actually look alright even though my client was practically asking me to draw blindfolded with my hands tied behind my back (well, I know I'm Exaggerating ~ Lol ~ Am I allowed to do that in describing my experiences because Caricature means exaggeration? ).

I feel confident that she had the Bat Mitzvah she wanted. I feel comfortable to see that I had the ability to help that happen. Even though I was not allowed to set up in a place where I could plug in my lights. Even though I had to incorporate a logo with the words chosen by my client: "A Day in the Life of Emily" (Isn't that misleading? Would the pictures be interpreted as though each different person was Named Emily?). Even though I had to make the mats a different color than what i usually like for my style of artwork. Even though I had to ascertain the name/spelling of each person drawn while very loud music was played. Even though I had to include hobby - - drawing things that were not being done at that Party...... And she wanted me to do all that Faster than I usually draw just the Face. Hmmmm

I barely had time to look at what I was drawing. Just keep moving moving. Then, when I could see the Caricatures 'the morning after', whew. The Peace that comes after all the Party Excitement feels good.

Note: Logos stabilize the Party Favours. I print up whatever the client asks, but the best logo designs are Simple and To The Point. A label that does not interfere with the picture. Things like:

(Name) and (Name)'s Wedding Date

or Had Fun at (Name)'s First Birthday Party

or Fine Art from (Name)'s Sweet 16 Date

In this case, the client asked for "A Day in the Life of Emily". That complicated the pictures because I had to clarify that each picture was not a picture of Emily. So I had to Write something about the person who was in the picture, including His/Her Name.

CARICATURE Entertainment in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County.....

You can click on some pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Artist Alison Gelbman:
(516) 579-4706
optidust@gmail.com