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This is the end-of-summer picnic at a retirement community in Melrose Park, a SW suburb of Chicago.  I’ve done this event for years and have drawn some people several times, like T-Bone and Ron. Repeat performances don’t get boring, not at all. It’s great to be able to greet people by name and to be recognized with a smile.  The jazz ensemble is always excellent.  I love drawing the great age differences from really little to very advanced in years. And of course, the stylish pre-teens!——–

 

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Riverside is a posh suburb of Chicago with gems, by renowned architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, plopped down on spacious, well-groomed gardens.  This was a small gathering of family and friends to celebrate the 8th grade graduation of a boy who was constantly overcoming obstacles like immobility & a speech impediment. He was very sociable, wheeling himself over the lawn to chat with his guests.  I have an amazing job:  I do what I love to do, get paid for it and then, to boot, I get showered by all this inspiration.

Thank you, Dahlia.

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This was a beautifully organized party for Alexis’s seventh birthday.  The theme was art, Alexis’s favorite thing. Mom had set up art projects to engage in.  The cake plates were palettes. The goody bag was all about being inspired and inventive. How lovely!

Thank you, Christie!

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Getting adults to crack up is wonderful, but to see kids lose it when they see the drawing is out of this world. Look at those faces!  This is the moment I work for.

The parents were geologists and environmentalists. I love drawing smart people who have an unshakable sense of humor. Look how relaxed everybody is! They just let me do my thing and, you know, that’s the really the only way to pose for a caricaturist.  Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, hahaha.

This was a company picnic last September, my first gig in Cincinnati after moving to Indiana from Chicago.  Fernbank Park is on the Ohio and it’s glorious.  I’m staying.

Thank you, Chris.

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All these beautiful people in West Chicago!  Who knew?!  It was Ava’s birthday, lucky Ava.

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Now we’re at University Commons on 15th and Morgan.  The birthday girl, Silveria, is morgan2turning sixty.  Family and friends eating and catching up at a long table, a couple of frolicking dogs and that caricature artist, Whatsername—what more could you want!  I enjoyed this bunch, felt welcome and at home.  You can tell, can’t you, from the drawings and the reactions.

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aurora2Onya wore a stylish dress, full of fall colors and October themes.  Her birthday had been at the beginning of the month but this was the best time to get friends and family together.  Everyone was thrilled with the drawings.  Thank you Cheryl.

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