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On a very hot and humid day, the kids were inside.  I set up in two classrooms and drew a total of thirty-five five-year-olds in four hours, without a break.  That’s a lot of drawings –in full color.  But then, on 8-1/2 x 11, it goes fast.  What really helped was the super organization of the teachers. Each child handed me a slip of paper with his/her name and the activity to be depicted.  Princesses won hands down.  After that, it was skateboards, soccer and artists. ———————–

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Cornfields, larks and clouds.  Wholesome country with dramatic weather changes.  This was a high school graduation open house, with me set up on the patio and moving into the garage when the fat rain drops started coming down.  Everybody helped with the move. Kids were the priority, as always, but once the adults saw the drawings, they were eager to be drawn, too.

Drawing in just a black line as opposed to full color is very exciting for me, because it goes so fast and all the expression has to be there in just a few lines.  A dynamic drawing in b/w is harder to pull off because of its apparent simplicity—but as an artist I love the intensity.  The general public, however, responds to color more, because color brings with it all that wide-screen pizzazz that we’re used to in our movies.

Here are just a few samples from that day.—————————————–

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Cab Vag was back after taking off for the summer, when actors tend to roam the country in what’s cringingly called summer stock.  We heard about one such adventure in Maine.  Good to be back!  Good to be back on the 6th floor of the D.A.N.K.  house in Lincoln Square, a very venerable venue but  sufficiently  seedy for a cabaret.  I am privileged to be the caricaturist of choice in this “atmosphere of experimentation and provocative entertainment,”  as they say on their web site.

“Failure is encouraged. Experimentation is required.”  I stole that from Cab Vag and wrote it on the board at my drawing class. My students gave me worried glances. That’s how it is.  When you’re an artist, people worry about you—in a peripheral sort of way.

Read all about Cabaret Vagabond at http://www.cabaretvagabond.com/about_who.html   and see my post here for June 15.

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