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An apartment complex with a pool set out in a green environment—why would you want to live anywhere else.  And the management throws parties!  So, of course, they chose me to draw the caricatures. Here are a few of the pictures.  Btw, the DJ was excellent: Greg Carter, gcarter@gac-entertainment.com

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Laughter is therapeutic; it dilates the arteries and momentarily releases all tension. Read all about it!   Well, not here exactly.  But I witness this therapeutic effect all the time and document it in these posts by showing the reactions of the people when they first see the drawing.

The Hallmark on Sheridan Road is a residence for seniors, some of whom require quite a bit of help on a daily basis.  How do you throw a party for people who rely on walkers to get across the room?  How to add a little wildness into their life?

It was mid-afternoon on a recent Tuesday and the buffet table in the fifth-floor party room held some plates of shrimp and other nibbles and, ta-tah, red wine.  By definition, that makes the occasion a Happy Hour. But, I assure you,  the ladies didn’t start laughing and opening up until they saw my caricatures of them.  What a rewarding experience for these nonagenarians.  And for me, the artist, who devised all this sneaky therapy from them!  Thank you, Emily and Beverly!  ——————————-

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Walmart threw a party at the Chicago Hilton for winners of an entrepreneurship contest among ophthalmology students.  The winners had proposed detailed plans on such topics as how to improve eye care among underserved elementary students and how to establish a practice with innovative ideas. So, Ballroom B was full of smart people. Loved the ambiance! The festivity included smart nibbles with smart beverages, smart speeches, and smart caricatures by, well, you-know-who.  Great fun!  Congratulations all!

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All you need for a good party:  good food and plenty of it;  people who are happy to see each other;  a thoughtful hostess;  and caricatures by that famous artist, whatshername.  The reaction at the moment when they see the drawing says  it all.  Here are a few.  Thank you, Bonnie!

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We’re on a quiet cul de sac in Gary, IN, and the kids are all smart and college bound, having just graduated from a boarding school in Crown Point.  Calculus?  Oh, yeah, with proofs.  Medicine, engineering and teaching were the main career plans.  Congratulations to all!

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If I lived in or near Milwaukee, the Anaba Tea Room on Capitol Drive would be a regular hang out for me.

As it is, I’ll have to wait for another party in that lovely space.  I was up there three weeks ago for a baby shower with twenty  guests and I drew all of them in three hours and in color.

I had come early and was able to enjoy the tranquil setting and learn all about that fantastic plant the Chestnut Vine, which encircles the light well in the center of the building.

Thank you, Anne.  Best wishes to you, Laura!

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Graduation parties are always fun.  This is the first of three in a row. After this, a graduation party in Gary, IN, and then one in Lake Zurich, IL.

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