Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Museum Silhouette-Cutting!

They'd done some advertising!

My first museum silhouette gig took place this week! The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia had an evening event called Love Letters: History After Hours, and folks could try writing with a quill, viewing the galleries, having a bit to eat, and getting a silhouette cut.
Arrival at the museum...pre-rush hour...

I got there early enough to enjoy walking through some of the very interesting galleries...and  found a silhouette! Attribution unknown. Well, the artist may have been unknown, but their work lives forever. 
Now for some silhouettes! was a mix of singles and many couples in hearts!

Then there were these two, who asked to be back-to-back. I was up for a challenge! 
But then when I took the photo, they were standing on the wrong side!!!
Finally, my favorite of the night....a Revolutionary in period dress.
Thanks to the Museum for having me, and Gigmasters for putting us together!

This is the Client's review:
Emily was an amazing addition to our programming at our Love Letters event at the Museum of the American Revolution. Her skills in silhouette cutting (freehand!) were incredible, and everyone who had a silhouette done walked away with a smile. Many guests called it their favorite thing from the evening. She was very professional and accommodating of all requests - I would recommend her for anyone searching for a silhouette artist for their event. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Christening Party Caricatures! a wine cellar at Caffe Aldo Lamberti!
First, the baby of the hour in his christening outfit:
...which I drew from a photo I'd taken of him, as he was too fussy to sit. You can see him in the background of the photo below:

Again the papers were put on a table for their owners to retrieve at party's end. I do enjoy when this happens, so I can see the fruits of my labors! Thank you Gigmasters!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

5th birthday party caricatures---with emojis!

 First gig of 2018!

The sister of a previous client booked me for her son's afternoon birthday party at a restaurant, Dave and Busters--what a fun place for a party! I had a whole table to spread out on, so everyone left their drawing with me while they ate and played games...and I drew emojis on every caricature!
Happy birthday!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Holiday party #6 of 2017

My final holiday event (and gig for 2017) was a company party held in a popular restaurant.  
This guy had the best festive attire this year!! AND he'd been to the Sixers home opener, so he also owns one of my caricature t-shirts. :-)
 More happy smiling sitters!
 ...and a caricature reaction!
Thanks for having me.
Goodbye 2017!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Holiday Party #5 of 2017

This holiday party was for a medical practice run by doctors who were also a married couple. They and their staff, with their spouses, are all like family to each other. It was a lot of fun for me for several reasons: it was a small group, so that meant FULL COLOR WITH THEMES! How about going over Niagara Falls in a barrel? Sure! How about touring Spain? Check! Can you draw us on safari! Why, yes...yes, I can! The other themes were ones I've done a few times before: super heroes, Philly sports fans, and a new pregnancy. (That's why her hand is covering the positive pregnancy when I put this photo on my Instagram, it was still a secret if she shared it.)  I also drew a B/W staff caricature for the office.

It turned out the host and hostess were caricature fans and had ones done of their now-grown children in Baltimore and Disney many years ago. Check these out:

These are examples of the Irv Finifter style of caricature..chalk and glove coloring, done in the old Harborplace tourist area of Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
This beautiful drawing below, done in 1996, isn't exactly a caricature, but it's not exactly a straight portrait's Disneyesque. I found it to be very sensitively drawn and they agreed it was a wonderful likeness of their daughter.
Finally, there was a larger than life-size bust of John Lennon in the living room, done by a friend of the hostess--in high school! 
You know I am all for original art in homes, especially if it's caricature or portraiture. Thanks for having me!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Holiday Party #4 0f 2017

This holiday party was memorable because it was the first time I ever did a caricature of an Amish person! I made sure their prayer caps showed a little (top left). 
I asked him if they were fake tattoos on his face. He said do they look like fake tattoos? So I still don't know!
Two sisters!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Holiday Party #3 of 2017

Above: You can see me drawing the couple shown: below on the right

First snowstorm of the year---on a gig day---meant my hubby heroically chauffeured me in luxurious four-wheel-drive while I white-knuckled the door handle. ;-) The party wasn't postponed or cancelled, as most of the guests were neighbors at a family holiday party in a home, and they invited my hubby to come in, too! Got there in plenty of time, started early and was asked to stay longer! That's a successful gig. 
This couple was so CUTE:
Loved drawing her eyebrows!

When hubby's present, there are photos of me:
In this one you can see my "concentrating on caricaturing" face: biting my bottom lip:
Happy Holidays, all!