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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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