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Musicians of every blow-bow-bang variety were here in this well-groomed backyard in Lake Forest.  Here’s a musical couple, for example, she a flutist, he a trombonist/band-leader. Notice how his ear glows.  Ah, music in the air.

Thank you, Liz!

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And here are Liz and Raul.  Liz, the hostess, is an accomplished saxophonist.  She and her grandkids played a saxophone trio for us.  Marvelous! Awesome!  I want a recording of that performance!

We were actually celebrating the one-year anniversary of the marriage of Liz & Raul, the  love of her life.

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It was a comfortable afternoon with gracious people all around. I drew 20 of these lovely  people in two hours.

Thank you, Lesa.

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Schaumburg is a western suburb of Chicago where only beautiful people are allowed to live and this restaurant made beautiful people look positively regal.  Loved it!

Thank you, Violetta.

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Party with Friends

That’s all it takes: friends, neighbors, sports buddies…

I drew fifteen people in color in two hours.

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This was a bat-mitzvah at Hackney’s in Glencoe.  I drew thirty-five teenagers in three hours.  That’s a clipping pace, which was made possible by the mom’s excellent organization of the event and her decision to go with black-and-white drawings. When the host’s emphasis is on getting the most people drawn, b/w is the logical choice.  Notice, also, that the bodies are not in activities, which also take extra time to draw.  But what I did get into the drawing is attitude, don’t you agree.  Attitude is so important in a caricature!  Especially with kids, where I really don’t do sarcasm.  That would be psychologically risky for young people, I think, and I’m not there to poke them into self-doubt.  (Save that for adults, hmmm.)

Thank you, Keri!

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Dogs brought their humans to this fundraiser for a canine shelter in Columbus, IN.  There was lots of space for humans to run around and dogs to keep them under control.  Isn’t that how the relationship works? Ha.  We were in one of the hangars in the County Fairgrounds. Very interesting and lots of fun. I hope to do this event again, annually perhaps.

You can see my little work stand in the foreground.

Thank you, Jeanne.

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A minute ago I sang the praises of a tent.  Now I’m escalating the whole thing to gotta-have-a-pool, f’r-heavensake. Just kidding.  It’s just that these people got along very well and the pool added extra splash.  I didn’t take notes on what drinks were served. That may have been an influence, too.

There was no posturing, no competition.  Loved it.  Pure relaxation. Pure fun.

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