Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Thirteenth and final holiday gig of 2014

My final event of the 2014 holiday season was a luncheon for a family dental practice. This one was unusual, in that the client asked if I could do a large group caricature in addition to the single ones done for each guest. I said "Yes, I could!"
I drew my regular 11 x 14 BW caricature of each person first, then re-drew it on the 18 x 24 paper from that drawing. The guests could see and were absolutely immersed in the goings-on of a very good illusionist (whose name I forgot to get) so they were very still. 
Here they all are!
It took me exactly two hours and ten minutes. :-)
The other gift everyone got was also art-related:
Baby-boomer memories, there!
Thank you for having me!!!!! And hope everyone enjoys their holiday. I know I will!

Twelfth holiday gig of 2014

This one was a company holiday party, but held in a gorgeously-decorated home...see for yourself!
Guests were musically greeted at  the door!
I made my way down to the family room and got busy. Unusually, it was a COLOR gig! 
There were some happy caricature-ees that night!  My colleague for the evening was John Sprague; he coined a description and drew then this young guest in a way that will probably last a lifetime: the "Amish Wolverine". :-)
 How cool is this:
 Another Dean Martin sighting!!!
Thank you so much for having us draw at your party. It was a BLAST!!!

The client left some wonderful, much appreciated feedback for me on Gigmasters:
Emily is awesome! Her artist skills are fantastic and her portraits were the talk of the party! She created "keepsakes" for many of my employees that will be cherished for years to come! A true professional with exceptional skills!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Eleventh holiday gig of 2014

My eleventh holiday gig was an unexpected surprise---I was contacted about it via Gigmasters the previous day and booked it that morning. :-) It was a warm, cozy family party with lots of kids and a sweet dog underfoot. And Mickey and Minnie were closely supervising my caricaturing!
 Here's a few of the happy faces I drew. It was the 30th consecutive Christmas party this family  has thrown! THAT's an anniversary! 

AS always, thanks for having my caricatures be a part of your celebration! :-)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Tenth holiday event of 2014...

Another lovely holiday party held in a home!

My easel was near a caricatured little mannikin of Dean Martin!!! (and Mrs Claus!)
 Thanks for having me (again!) :-)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Ninth holiday event of 2014!

My ninth holiday festivity this year, an annual one... is family and friends at a vocational training center. Some of these faces are quite familiar to me by now (and mine to them! :-)
There two really whooped it up! I have more reaction shots, but they were ALL blurred. :-)
Thanks for having me!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Eighth holiday event of 2014

My eighth holiday party this month was for an unusual of my party agents. :-) 
Bettes Bounces has been representing my caricature services for quite awhile now, so it was an honor to be asked to draw at their own event!
It was held last Sunday evening... during the Eagles/Cowboys game, so plenty of eyeballs were glued to the televisions spaced around the restaurant. I found it pretty hilarious that my easel was parked under one such flatscreen, especially since my Other Half was actually AT the stadium.  
 This little elf proudly showed me her big smile!
 The commander-in-chief and his cohorts:
 The best facial hair I've seen in ages and some fresh young faces:
On my way home I went past this lovely sight:
Thanks to Bettes Bounces!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Seventh holiday gig of 2014

This one, courtesy of Gigmasters, was a family-and-friends party in a lovely home.  At the door was this welcoming sign, which mentioned my caricatures, among other pleasant goings-on!  (Said friends all told me she was a master party-thrower!)
My spot was in this cozy family room downstairs:
While setting up, I admired the ornaments on their tree. I knew they had flair when I saw the pickle, nevermind the Kurt Cobain ornament!!! 
Here's the mastermind and her hubby. :-)
Below: WHAT A GREAT FACE!!!! And of course I had to include the mouse logo on his sweater.
Everyone was enjoying themselves immensely, (see below! ;-). I  also discovered one of the hostess's relatives was practically a neighbor to me. It may be a cliche, but it really *is* a small world. 
Thank you for having me, Michael and Alison, AND for the thoughtful feedback you left for me on Gigmasters!!!! It's words like yours that really help potential clients feel good about booking my services. Merry Christmas!! :-)

Emily is an all around 5 star gal! She made our Holiday party such a hit. I received 12 emails the following day about how much our guests enjoyed Emily and her caricatures. Emily is very talented and very friendly! She was part of the gang within minutes of joining us. She is relaxed and fun and made great chit chat with our rowdy group. I would recommend Emily for any event. The conversation and fun that her talent brought to our party was priceless. If you're looking for entertainment that is easy going and will bring smiles to your guests faces, choose Emily! 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sixth holiday gig of 2014

My sixth holiday event (no, I'm not tired of them yet) was for residents and their families at a senior-living center. And, I got to meet a REAL SANTA!
Lots of triples at this one!
This man was very popular here. :-)
Thanks for having me! :-)

Update: My client sent me some nice feedback:

Thanks so much for coming! The residents and families loved it. I will be in contact about future events. Have a great Christmas!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Fifth holiday gig of 2014!

My fifth holiday event was for the international students at WCU, my second time drawing for them this year. It was especially festive because many of them were graduating the next day. :-)
Thanks for having me again! :-)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Fourth holiday party of 2014...

...and it's one of my favorite company parties of the year because it feels much more like a family party.  This is the entrance:
and this is their showroom, transformed into a gigantic ginger-bread-house factory:
There are many faces I'm happy to see every year:
Thank you once again for having me! :-)