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Thanksgiving

Posted 29 days ago

Ah yes ~ from last year's Event that was overlooking the Thanksgiving Macy Day Parade in NYC. Wondering how NYC will be This year in light of the political unrest that I hear about. As an Artist, I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to go to such events, and I sincerely hope it will continue. I feel so happy that I can bring Joy with my Caricatures.

I wonder sometimes if do-gooders feel like we have to bring Joy Only to people who are down-on-their-luck. Because I understand and care about All people.

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How The Artist Stays in Shape

Posted 30 days ago

I drew hands tonight. I planned on drawing the same hand pose as several different types of hands. Aghk. I started off surprisedly disappointed. Like egads I know I've been drawing Hands on Caricatures at Parties and Events for many years already. Why was I feeling so stiff now?

Then I realized that I was trying to draw Hands out of context. If I draw them at a Party or Event, I know what I want them to be doing. Can't just 'dwaw a hAend it has fingas andt tumb'.

So I found One random reference photo online ~ of a group of people posing together for a photo, and inadvertently just Having hands with them. Getting tired, but whew, I started drawing more gracefully. Getting in to my lines.

Having broken through my 'wall', I could have handled my initial intention at this point yay. But egads it's almost 4am.

That's it. That's what I did tonight.

and I feel ready to Enjoy drawing at my next Event.

~ Post continuing the following morning: Aaah ~ I woke up this morning able to Envision Hands again. That's what it's about. A Professional Artist has to be able to Envision it ahead of time in her mind.

Even though I was running out to the day's activities, I grabbed a stiff old Bic Marker that was nearby ~ to Quickly use my ability. I quickly drew a few hands on a scrap paper ~ no predraw.

They probably don't look much different than the stuff I posted last night ~ maybe not even as good because of the situaiton, but it Felt completely better for me. It would be much more Entertaining at Your Party. And using the Quality Supplies that I bring to an Event, I'm sure they would be smoother. But the End Result is the product of the Artist's Internal Experience.

I feel glad to say that This Artist feels comfortable again. Gotta stay in shape

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The Man Down the Street

Posted 31 days ago

I haven't been drawing much lately. Very few jobs since Pandemic. So I've been spending my time doing things I didn't get much time to do when I used to draw at so many Parties and Events. Like Yay ~ Drumming! My latest thing.

So we were talking about what it feels like to be really drumming compared to pacticing drumming. It's much like the difference between really draiwng compared to theory and technique.

I mindlessly picked up a Crayola marker to illustrate my point, and I draw this picture of a man that I saw out the window for a flash of a moment. He was all the way down the street.

Aaah ~ It felt Great! Reminded me of why I like to draw. In the Zone. Exaggerating naturally to get the feel of what I see. I miss work. I miss my jobs

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Yes

Posted Oct 2020

This is the way to live. Happy Energy

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