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That’s what they call themselves, “The Blockheads.” They all live on the same up-scale block, are all successful in business, are all above-average good looking , and own big dogs. They are intensely sociable. When one couple was retiring and planning to move to their country house in (where was that?) Kentucky, something had to be done. A party had to be thrown and a caricaturist had to be called in to draw everybody.
So that’s what I did. I came to the party and sketched everybody very quickly. I took notes on color of eyes, etc, and on their interests. Then, back in my studio, I assembled the heads on a large piece of paper and finished the drawing in color. It’s a well-practiced process, works very well.
When Jeanne, the organizer of The Blockheads, got the finished drawing in the mail, she emailed me: “…we can’t stop laughing.” A pretty nice going-away present, if I say so myself.
So that’s what I do!
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14LopezAJuicy-O is on Route 59 in Naperville. It’s a spacious restaurant which is important if you have a family 14LopezBparty with lots of kids. The staircase was a particular attraction for them. I don’t know what was at the top of the stairs, maybe nothing, but the stairs were the place to so see and be seen. This was the 80th birthday celebration for Ida, whose three daughters picked the perfect venue. And, ta-tah, the perfect entertainment. My caricatures create excitement in the process of creation—you can see that in the photos I take as I 14LopezDturn the drawing around for them to see–and then they get framed at home and you’ll be remembered for throwing this wonderful party. Thank you, Hilda!
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It was a family party on Mothers’ Day in Naperville, a cozy gathering of just sixteen people. But the hostess and I had a secret.  I was to draw her and her husband, showing her proposing to him.  The speech bubble would say, “Will you 13Neufeldt8marry me, again?”  So that’s how I drew them.  I think he must have known this was planned.  Yes, he must have, because there was talk about doing this formally in church the following week.  Anyway, after I had drawn them, she went down on her knees, took his hand, declared her love for him and asked him to marry her again. Right there in front of me, in that tight little space.  Really, it was quite moving. What a privilege to witness such heartfelt emotion! 

I drew all sixteen people in full color on 11 x 14 in two hours.

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