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The people who work at this Riverside Plaza computer company took the Metra in from the distant suburbs, like Grayslake.  And then to Lincoln LincolnPk2Park for the company picnic last Saturday.  Worth it!  We had a breezy mid-summer day and we did our partying just off Clark Street near Armitage.  As I was setting up I noticed a marker that said the lake came up to this point 8,000 years ago.  This started an interesting conversation with a couple of fifth graders about the beginning of time and space and, like, ahhh, like, the big bang?

I love drawing computer geeks and their kids.  They have no idea what I’m doing but they love the work, every time.

Thank you, Stephanie, for arranging such perfect weather in space/time.

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P.S.  I was so in tune with this crowd—apparently—that I caught this ten-year-old’s hammed up frown before his parents told me that he loves making this face.  After he saw the drawing his freckled face really got into the frowning act.  Very funny!


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A glorious summer day in an idyllic semi-country town, where kids ride their bicycles down the middle of narrow streets.  Family and friends gathered on a Sunday afternoon to celebrate Katelyn’s tenth birthday.  I drew fourteen kids in one hour. Many of them were avid artists themselves and so I gave out samples of my drawing paper to them a talked a little about it.  They loved it!

I was called to draw at this party because last year I had drawn Katelyn and her mom at a family event in Paradise Park Assisted Living in Fox Lake. Two years ago I drew mom and grandma,  who  lives at Paradise Park.  Both drawings were now framed and Katelyn’s mom brought them out during this birthday party.  She said, she loved them!  Thank you, Amy!————————————–



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