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I posted “Christmas Card in August” on 9.19.11.  By the end of that week…a commission from New York for a Holiday Card.  Here it is.  Both parents work in the arts.  Apparently, Justin the eight-month-old has unusually big feet.  Three-year-old Bella loves rag dolls, gofigure.  The golden retriever is a placid push-over, so I had fun with that.  Actually, I had fun with the whole bunch of them.  They gave me ideas and let me work them out, with a confidence based on their familiarity with my work as represented in this blog.  Wonderful!  The drawing took one week, start to finish.   Thank you, Becca!

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The family flies in from Upper Michigan to vacation in Chicago.  It’s early August.  The mom, a sophisticated woman with my taste in clothes, realizes that this may be a good time to contact an artist.  With a population of around 800, their town offers great nature outings for the kids, but a selection of caricature artists, not so much.  Hey, we’re going to Chicago!  Let’s get ourselves drawn there!  Easy.

We set up a meeting at the Cultural Center where I sketched them and immediately got the work approved.  At the drawing table in my studio, I worked out the composition.  I received a photo of the two Havanese, who were described as mischievous, for one, and matronly, for the other and I enjoyed getting their personalities.   What a great project!

The original drawing, 11 x 14, will be framed and hung at a spot that mom already had picked out. In addition, it will be printed up as this year’s Christmas Card.  No color, they said. I will be an elegant Christmas Card from an elegant family.  Thank you Merle and Charlotte!

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