I woke up remembering that I promised to make change in 2017. I promised that I would participate. I promised myself to think that I am still young. I walked the 6 miles from Oak Park to the Capitol Building. And I carried on my back my gift to the people: 2 chairs, an easel, paper, and some pens and colors. I am ready to share my gift of caricature art with the many faces of Sacramento in honor of Dr. King.
Sometimes, the volume of guests at an event is more than one artist can handle. I am able to find mulitple artists to support the flow of faces looking for a Live Caricature. Each artists has a different take on cartooning the guests, which makes for a wonderful discussion on the primary features that individualizes us all. Caricature artists might call this looking the exaggeration from the average.
One of my favorite questions to ask at Live Caricature events is, "Have you been drawn together before?" I am always amazed to hear the reasons to bypass caricature at fairs, boardwalks, theme parks, and the such. But, I'm also equally excited to be the first to hook them into my passion for seeing the self in cartoon form.
You ever been to one of those parties, you know the ugly sweater type? But what happens when the whole scene, from the decoration to the gifts to the games, is just presented so well that everything is just amazing. Well, try drawing caricatures in a room of talented women, whose day job is to make events look just like that.
The holiday season was a busy time for shopping, decorating, and caricature. Well, maybe only in my house. So, on more than one day, I worked multiple events. BayVista and Creekside Housing Community hired me to provide Christmas cheer through cartoons. I'm sure the kids would rather have a Playstation VR, but my caricatures will have to do.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night. Especially when I get a chance to capture the holiday through caricature. I was brought in as the alternative entertainment to a DJ, photo booth, or a carol chorus group. As the guests rolled in, I was busy the entire evening, even extending an hour past the scheduled time.
It helps to have drink tickets, I wish I could have taken more pictures of the Sardi's inspired wall. We had all the pictures taped along the bar walls. But the line was so long that I had to keep moving. The group shot was by request, just so you know. Thank you Andrea for making this night happen.