Sunday, May 29, 2016

Pink-hued wedding caricatures

May was a busy month for weddings--this was my third one in two weeks! Yet another exquisite bride!

Another pretty venue. 
I got some fantastic reactions on this night!!

Finally, the very sweet young newlyweds!
Thank you for having me at your reception, Monica and Vu!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Holiday Party #5 0f 2015

A Mardi-Gras themed holiday party in a posh country club...I was in a "caricature-reaction-photo" mood that night! 
Spot the easel!
I wore my new wedding jewelry for the first time since our wedding. :-)

Water Works wedding caricatures!

This wedding was held at the historic Waterworks, in close proximity to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It was an extremely picturesque spot!! Here are the views from inside the venue:
The Schuykill River, famous for crewing
Boathouse Row
A beautiful sunset on the river. 
Inside, it was all elegance right down to the lovely bride:
Once the guests arrived, it was time to draw!

Congratulations, Colin and Marissa! Thanks for having me!!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Holiday Party #3 of 2015

A perennial favorite of my year, (it's actually the longest-running annual gig I have)  this holiday party for kids is always a blast, because I draw alongside some other caricaturists who are a hoot to work with:
Can you tell?  Check out:  John Sprague  Joe White and Patrick Harrington.

The folks line up for us long before we even get started. 

I'll leave you with one of my next-door artist,  Pat's bust-a-gut-laughing caricatures. Ha!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Holiday Party #2 of 2015

My easel and I get to see some nifty venues. This one was a rather well-known barbecue restaurant, heavy on the meat-themed decor:
You can see a better view of the fun (and educational) wallpaper behind me here. These are a few of my caricatures drawn that evening, amidst the pervading aroma of barbecue...
He had one of the best mustaches I'd seen, EVER!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

First gig post-my-own-wedding!

For my first post-wedding-post-honeymoon gig, I returned to a fabulous venue and a repeat client, who came to me last year also, through It was a holiday party for a large group of happy realtors who were celebrating a good year.

When I say post-wedding, I mean, I STILL HAD ON FANCY ACRYLIC NAILS...which was a first for me (ever!) doing a gig with them was a new I WON'T repeat. ;-)
They SEVERELY hampered my ability to even just pick up my Prismacolor Artstix. 
Above: pre-gig hands, and below: the nails stayed pretty pristine, but my fingertips look how they always look after caricaturing madly for a few hours. The black ink spots are from repeatedly opening and then capping my Copic Sketchmarkers. Which is why I never get manicures---I went and had them removed pronto the next morning.
I can live without fancy nails for the sake of my skills! :-)
 The band was rocking when I sat down at my easel and started pumping them out! Since most folks were dancing, we had a table to my left, for piles of caricatures...
Some photos of the fun:
Reactions are just priceless!
This guy looks like V.I.Lenin, and I told him that (again)!
Group caricatures are challenging, but I was super happy with this one!

Afterwards, my brand new husband picked me up from this gig and took me out for a drink--a fabulous cucumber-pomegranate mojito! It was my back-to-giggging, last-hurrah-for-the-fake-nails celebration.

Sweethearts' wedding with personality--the groom wore coral polka-dotted socks!

and this caricaturist made sure to immortalize them in the drawing! :-)

It was held in a lovely riverside venue where I have gigged before:
My spot was on the covered porch:
where I had a great view of the bride and groom headed in.
Once the service was over, the fun began!

By the end of the night, folks were feeling really frisky!

Thanks go to Jen and Matt for having me,  and also Matt and Nat, the photographers who recommended me to the bride and groom! This is from their blog: