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It was an open house to attract people and get them Chiropractic2acquainted with this healing center on Main Street. There was food, a face-painter and, ta-tah, moi. Oh, and free massages, of course, and questions answered. A delightful excuse to hang out for a couple of hours on a sunny afternoon in what has become a perfect October. I drew twenty-three people in two-and-a-half hours. Thank you, Anita.
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Not just corn, kale, and kohlrabi.  The contemporary farmers market needs to find a way to keep the shoppers lingering among the white tents.   Why rush home and chop the greens right away.  Oh, stay a while, wontcha!  This farmers market had a band, a knock-knock joke telling contest and—ta-tah—that famous caricaturist whatshername.  So there I was in the midst of all this organic wholesomeness, doing my funny drawings.  All kids, as it turned out. No surprise there. Thank you, Elaine, Laura and Brad!

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Speaking of morale.  Bob was moved to another market or another town…I never quite get those interoffice details.  No matter.  You can tell, he’s important.  The company feels it’s important to take note of accomplishments and milestones in a person’s career. This builds morale not only among those who are celebrated in this way, but, I’ll bet you anything, also among those who are involved in the gift giving.  A mild caricature like this is a very personal, heart-felt gift.  Congratulations, Bob!  Thank you, Violetta!

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Promoting products at Kraft Foods, Tom N. apparently beat the competition in the field of hot dogs.  Kraft champions Oscar Mayer Wieners, a wiener that’s personified by its own sexy car. Am I allowed to say that?  And am I allowed to put forth the theory that if you associate your product with a sexy car, in the country of Henry Ford, your product will take off and win the race?  Well, as a caricature artist I’m grateful for the Wienermobile.  I can draw any car you want funny, but give me a Wienermobile and my job is done for me.  I just  looked it up: the Wienermobile is 28 feet long and there are only eight of them in use now.  The first model was built in 1936 and the 1950’s model is in the Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI.  Well, anyway, congratulations Kraft and congratulations Tom!

(Oh, and in my retirement drawings everybody comes out looking twenty-four.  I don’t have a wrinkle pen,  a deficiency that works like a charm.)

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It’s my favorite art supply store.  I’ve bought my painting supplies there for years: oils, acrylic, linseed, brushes, stretchers, and canvas on the bolt.  Great products, all.  But it wasn’t until this past fall, October maybe, that I noticed that Utrecht had a house brand marker.  I tried the nib and fell in love with it.  By nib I mean the point end (the chisel ends of markers behave pretty much the same way).  Drawing with the point end is like painting with a brush; all the nuances and possibilities are there.  I was so enthusiastic about this discovery that the next time I was in the Loop I walked into Utrecht for yet more Utrecht markers and mentioned my excitement over this product to the assistant manager.  I would be happy to do a demo, I said, to promote this wonderful marker.  Good idea, let’s do it!

Utrecht used to be on the corner of Michigan and Jackson, near the School of the Art Institute and those students would buy their supplies at Utrecht.  The new location, on Wabash between Monroe and Madison, is just as convenient.  Same knowledgeable sales staff, bigger store, more products.

For the caricature demo using Utrecht markers on Canson Lay-Out paper I was set up directly in front of the entrance.  It was great to face colleagues (art students and art teachers) across my drawing board.  Here are a few of the people I drew last week.

My next demo at Utrecht is scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, late afternoon-early evening.   The drawings are free.

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Love and Logic says it all.  It’s a way of raising responsible children without resort to physical, mental or emotional violence.  The fact that many of us can’t imagine any other approach is an optimistic sign of cultural evolution.  But, of course, it’s a very recent idea.

Kids Town Academy, a new preschool day care center, will open in the fall on Grand Road in Gurnee and will be dedicated to this enlightened approach to child rearing.  Talk to children in a way that makes sense and respects their integrity and yours.  Over this past weekend, the organizers of Kids Town Academy participated in Gurnee Days , a big two-day town celebration that included a parade, a talent show (“Gurnee Idol”) and acres of white tents in the park.  The founder of the school, Rick Duncan, had the good sense to bring in a caricaturist—me, yeah!—to draw and draw in the crowd.  No, not the crowd, just the little ones in the crowd.  The little ones…the really little ones…the belly button cuddlies…many of whom preferred to stick to their napping schedules…and the occasional sibling, already in school.   So, sitting still for the artist was not yet a meaningful skill.  Artist, what artist, this is not what life is about, pick up my pacifier, will you.  But then there were babies who were very curious about this set-up, where somebody looks straight at you for a couple of minutes.  Errr, a couple of seconds, more like it.  Drawing babies means being fast on the draw.  A glance, a quick read of the shape and color of the eyes, positioning of the ears, the pouty bow of the mouth.  And a quick read of the personality.  Oh, yes, at a few weeks there’s already a personality.  Fascinating.  The family dynamics, fascinating.  The whole gig up there in Gurnee, fascinating.   And the sounds from the nearby band shell, where twelve-year olds were noodling through complex chord changes in the hope of winning the “Gurnee Idol” title—sweet.  Thank you,  Rick, Christine and Lynette!  http://www.kidstownillinois.com     http://www.loveandlogic.com

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