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Archive for March, 2012

Rose H., a refined lady d’un certain age, owns a second home in the Rockies somewhere and has been volunteering at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah for many years.  I mention this to let you know that Rose knows a lot of people in the theater and film world and the arts in general.  Four years ago I did a benefit for the Hypocrites Theater Company in the Water Tower and among all the beautiful people mingling there and being themselves, there was Rose—being her gracious and generous.  She used my drawing for her Christmas card and hired me to draw her guests at the Christmas party in her well-appointed Victorian abode by the lake.  When she recently recovered from a medical emergency, she felt she had to let everybody know that she was back on her genteel feet and that they could stop worrying about her.  How do you do this?  Ta-tah, with a caricature by Katherine Hilden!   Great fun, Rose, and thank you for thinking of me.  Best to you!

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This open house at Holy Trinity H.S. on Division just west of the expressway was held last fall.  I’m just catching up now.  I’ve become a regular at this event and, I like to believe, a real “draw.”  I enjoy drawing these kids and some of their parents, particularly because it seems to be such a treat for them.  Here’s a small sampling of all the drawings and the reactions to them.

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Promoting products at Kraft Foods, Tom N. apparently beat the competition in the field of hot dogs.  Kraft champions Oscar Mayer Wieners, a wiener that’s personified by its own sexy car. Am I allowed to say that?  And am I allowed to put forth the theory that if you associate your product with a sexy car, in the country of Henry Ford, your product will take off and win the race?  Well, as a caricature artist I’m grateful for the Wienermobile.  I can draw any car you want funny, but give me a Wienermobile and my job is done for me.  I just  looked it up: the Wienermobile is 28 feet long and there are only eight of them in use now.  The first model was built in 1936 and the 1950’s model is in the Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI.  Well, anyway, congratulations Kraft and congratulations Tom!

(Oh, and in my retirement drawings everybody comes out looking twenty-four.  I don’t have a wrinkle pen,  a deficiency that works like a charm.)

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I did another demo at Utrecht Art Supplies  a couple of weeks ago.  So much fun!  I’m set up in the most visible spot in the store, just as you walk in the door.  Yeah, caricatures! Can you draw me?  Of course, have a seat.  They were all art students at the School of the Art Institute and at Columbia College; there were also som practicing, exhibiting artists. We were colleagues, really, and there was some interesting shop talk about materials we use and the artists we admire.  Most rewarding!  Loved it!

To catch the next demo, just check in with Utrecht at Facebook or Twitter.

 

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Donna G. is retiring from her many years at Topco and looking forward to her pool, many good books, and her six grandchildren frolicking around her in the back yard.  This drawing just flowed out of my pens, such fun.  Caricatures by Katherine Hilden are now a tradition at Topco for people who are retiring.   I think it’s a great idea, not just because I love doing these but because I can imagine the pleasure they bring to the recipients.    Congratulations, Donna!

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After the Valentines’s Day party at the Hallmark (see post for Feb 26)  I drove down to 45th and California for a birthday party of two little boys, age one and two.  Grandma had come up with the basketball theme, cleared the living room floor and positioned two Fisher-Price basketball hoops on either end.  She obviously knew her family because this kept everybody busy. There were twenty-nine kids.  They lined up, boys and girls, and placed their shots with grace and assurance.   I drew them all in two hours and even had time for grandma, a petite, sensible woman wearing an outrageous fools cap. With a little imagination you can make a big party out of whatever you have at hand. Thank you, Vanessa!

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Here’s a small sample of the drawings I did that afternoon.  I drew at the rate of one every three minutes and this did not allow for complicated bodies.  It was important to get everybody drawn in two hours.

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And now here’s grandma, the mastermind behind this party…

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