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It's Hard to See in the Dark

Posted Sep 2009

Don't say that my life is just one big happy Party. Just because I have to good fortune to work at Parties - where people are usually upbeat. We all Enjoyed, but this was a difficult event to work.

Not only was it very dark, but I also felt like it was too Wild. I know that a lot of people like that - that the reason they go to Parties is for a chance to let loose, a chance to be wild. I understand because I like to do that too. But not too often. And I'm not a guest. So I have to stay level-headed. I try to tap in to some beautiful music in my brain to keep me calm. Some of my favorite songs these days are:

Unchained Melody (I've been listening to a version by Love Potions Instrumentals on the way to my gigs)

Siren Song by Sarah Moon (my all-time Favorite!)

Dream a Little Dream of Me by Mama Cass

I Still Feel Love by Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks


So there I was. Drawing in the dark. Loud music. Excited people. It's not just going to Parties. For me, I'm going to Work.

And I was glad to be there. At my job. Where I had to carry my Supplies through some sort of a Fun-House entrance, and set up surrounded by 'interesting' stuff. I like to draw Fashion Sketches. Where the people are:

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Bloomingdales

Posted Mar 2009

I finally had a (cellphone) camera with me during a Fashion Sketch event, and wouldn't you know.... it wasn't my best drawing day.

My work is professional enough, tho, that everybody was thrilled with their pictures. And the woman in charge of these Bloomingdales events is hoping that I'll be available to do it at another one of their stores next week. So Yay! If our schedules mesh, I'll get another chance to do them - I'll be perfect next time - I just know it (Lol - and some day I'll be a perfect person.)

Anyway, here are some of the pictures that I drew today. They look fine. The drawing just could have been more fun for me if I was feeling freer:

What happened was that I asked the guests to pose on the pedestal with the other mannekins. I thought that would be a good experience for them - which it was. For them. But not for me. It was only after the show was over that I realized that it made it intimidating for me. And I played with the guests - had them 'strike a pose'. And that made me (and the drawing) feel controlled.

It was a very successful event. The guests really enjoyed what my client was offering them. But I like to do Best. Everything. For the client, the guests, AND myself. What it is to be an Artist. Why I do it.

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