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Simple Noses

Posted Apr 2021

It's happening again. Several booked Events coming up. Gotta get back into it.

Today I drew some Noses


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If the Artwork doesn't please the Artist

Posted Feb 2021

Just messing around here while watching YouTubes. Drawing Caricatures as usual. Both of them drawn withOut a predraw, but one of them didn't come out looking Professional at all.

Hmmmm. What could I do if something like this ever happened at a Gig? I tried going back into it ~ to turn it into a Picture. I only used Marker and a Little Spot of Color ~ like in the Good Caricature that I drew today. Ummmm.... Nope. So I just added Lines ~ that made it look Scary.

I gave up on that Picture. I gave up on that piece of Paper. And I Quickly drew the last Caricature that I'm posting here today. I allowed myself a Little Bit of a Predraw. Aaaah. That's good. I like that Picture. I like that Experience


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Times Past

Posted Dec 2020

probably posted these already, but I don't know for sure ~ didn't want to lose them ~ I found them when I was clearing out some of my old emails. I remember drawing them ~ at a staff appreciation event.

It just feels so good to look at them. The Artwork in each picture evokes a different feeling. Happy/beauty/blue. Proper/clean/intense. Approachable/hopeful. So often I feel like my Caricatures ~ even the quick ones that I do at Events ~ So often I feel like they have an Artistic Quality beyond the 'make it look like the person'


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I'm different when I'm Not with People

Posted Dec 2020

Pandemic. Very limited Parties this past year. So I haven't been Drawing as much as usual.

It's great that my Art Skills support me in my connections with other people. Interacting with them. Inspiring them to be happy with their realities. But when I'm Alone, why would I draw?

Drawing isn't Only about communicating.

and Drawing isn't only about Seeing what's 'out there'. It's also about putting it down on paper with the wonderful Art Supplies.

I haven't felt like putting it onto the Paper lately. Instead, I've been focusing on exercising my eyes. The tiny muscles that move the eyes forward and back for distance. The tiny muscles that move the eyes in all the directions of the eye-spheres. It's enough to experience Sight. I haven't had any reason to also put parts of it down onto Paper.

But I do feel like we get away from the wonder/joy of the Supplies when we're performing that which our clients want... the production of x-number per hour ~ the only drawing people for the next few hours ~ the make'm look pretty (or the make'm wildly exaggerated). Nothing wrong with enjoying People. But for when I'm Not with people?

Ahah! I just noticed that I enjoy it as mindlessly as I enjoy watching tv. I don't really get anything out of it. Not like playing the drums to harness my mind (meditation). Not like exercising to stay healthy. Not like cleaning the house to be safe from dust and bug-germs-filth. I just can't find an Intrinsic reason to draw when I'm alone. Feels unnecessary, but I just like it.

I like to experience the satisfaction of perfect IPad lines the way I had been hypnotized in the experience of using the liquid tempera paints outside in the sun when I was 3-years old. Immersed in the IPad the way I had been immersed in the outdoor environment.

It's a completely different experience than drawing Live at Parties. Giving comfort to mySelf instead of giving myself the Art-Inspired connections with other people. For a while. They're Both important things to do.

Update the next day: lol ~ no sooner than I posted this, than My friends started inviting me to lots of Online groups and well.... just reaching out to me in general. I do appreciate that, but I can't do it All. Mostly because it cuts in to what I was tryig to say here that I Really want to do. I'm not writing about trying to Avoid being alone. I'm writing about Embracing being alone.

I go to every Job I possibly can ~ whether it's Online Or In-Person. But when I'm not working, I try to be Alone even more often than I am with people. I feel like it's important to have a relationship with yourSelf before experiencing society.

And Update even the next day after That: I GOT IT! Because when I'm alone, perhaps honing my skills or focusing on different aspects of what/how to draw, I am using a part of my brain that is similar to using my brain when playing Word Games. As people get older, they might get concerned about losing their mental facilities if they hadn't been in the practice of exercising their brains ~ and I'd rather Enjoy using my brain Before problems set in, than to get problems and then need therapy.

Drawing is Not like watching tv. Watching tv is just being the Audience. Drawing is being the Performer. Drawing is more like Scrabble/Upwords/Scattegories. It's to exercise My Brain. Drawing is to stay skillful with visual and fine motor abilities.

Drawing is just another way to use my brain. There's WordGames, Meditation, Understanding what people say, Math, Drums.... And Drawing! I do these things when I'm alone to keep many different aspects of my brain functioning.


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You can click on most of the pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Caricature Artist Al G:
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Birthdays ~ All Ages, Children, Teens, Adult, Holidays, New Year, Christmas, Communion, Anniversary, Reunion, Graduation, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Banquet, Surprise Party, Dinner Party, Garden Party, Reception, Openings for Stores or Schools or Camps, Prom, Afterprom, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Dances, Wedding, Engagement, Showers, Farewell Party, Cast Party, Housewarming Party, Baby Shower, Wedding Shower, Labor Day, Halloween, Mardi-Gras, New Year's Eve, Chanuka, Purim, Super Bowl Sunday, and more...... Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Merrick, Garden City, Brookville, Copiague, Franklin Square, Huntington, Lynbrook, Point Lookout, Long Beach, Lido Beach, Cedarhurst, Wantagh, Lawrence, Hewlett, Woodmere, Levittown, Mineola, Great Neck, Mineola, Port Washington, Roslyn, Manhassett, Oyster Bay, Woodbury, Bethpage, Jericho, Plainview, Brookville, Locust Valley, East Norwich, Massapequa, Patchogue, Wading River, Port Jefferson, Stony Brook, Setauket, the Hamptons, Sag Harbour, Northport, Cold Spring Harbour, Commack, Lloyd Harbour, Commack, Quogue, and more.....