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Artwork done today! – June 10th, 2017

by on Jun.10, 2017, under Caricatures, Cartooning

The folks with the event last night were very kind to have me in a hotel in Tampa. So, today I spent the day working on a special illustration for, the emcee last night, Niger Innes, finally finishing the painting of a couple and two Swampy’s Florida celebration cartoons.

Most were done in the near little seating area of Alessi Bakeries in Tampa. Got one of their fantastic sandwiches and went to work!

 

Cartoon Gratitude to Niger Innis for his work making the Hillsborough Lincon Dinner a success and the great conversation I had with him.

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GOP Lincoln Dinner Fun in Tampa – June 9th, 2017

by on Jun.09, 2017, under Caricatures

Had a great night drawing some life coaching drawings and spending time with some great folks in Tampa tonight!

This is the powerhouse of a lady that made it all happen! Deborah put together the 2017 Lincoln Dinner with only weeks to do it due to the scheduling of the great Dr. Ben Carson.

Robbin howled with laughter at her drawing depicting the many travels in barges she’s made with her husband.

Elizabeth really spelled out to me how her heart and soul is put into the causes she works in.

I got to meet and speak at length with Niger Innis, the emcee of the nights event and celebrated political activist. — at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre.

Carey is really a Florida girl fishing off the shore or the bridge in Matlacha, near Fort Myers. Hunting is also a passion. — at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre.

Jamey’s job protects us from the super bad guys out there! — at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre.

Got a chance again to say Hello to Adam Putnam! His speech tonight was perfect! The crowd loved him! — at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre.

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My newest life coaching caricature! You can get one, too! – April 26th, 2017

by on Apr.26, 2017, under Caricatures

I did this for Fred who crossed the 80 mark last Saturday. I also entertained at the party in his honor in Safety Harbor, Florida.
 
Would you like to get or give an illustration like this for yourself, friends or family? I’m offering great deals this week! Feel free to send me a message or call (407) 880-1128.

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Newest Watercolor painting completed. – April 17th, 2017

by on Apr.17, 2017, under Caricatures, Illusration

Among the paintings I’m behind with due to too many difficulties last year is this of Seminole Wars Naval reenactor Kim Ceullers. Kim travels around, in between his work, and speaks and re-enacts various times in 1800s America. He was a speaker for a museum I’ve been involved with. This is a Thank You for his speaking.

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Entertaining for a cause. – April 8th, 2017

by on Apr.08, 2017, under Caricatures, Cartooning, Friends

Jim & Nicole Collins, me, Don Nottingham and David Moore.

A successful night Friday night during Champions for Champions Fun, Dine, Wine and Giving Night. Much was raised through the dinner, silent auction and other fund raising activities, including some raised by my doing some drawing.

Champions for Champions mission “is to enrich family lives and values through providing and facilitating educational, sports, music, and life skill programs for people with special needs.”

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Life Coaching Caricatures: Bill the Piano player & Painting Nancy! – April 2nd, 2017

by on Apr.05, 2017, under Caricatures, Illusration

I had the opportunity to meet Bill at an event near Spring hill & Weeki Wachee, Florida on Sunday. I met him as he played Stardust and a medley from The Phantom of the Opera. He complained that he missed notes. Sounded great to me. Especially for a fellow of 94 years. Bill drove a tractor trailer most of his career in Canada after his family moved him from England as a teen.

Here’s the watercolor illustration i did of 80 year young Nancy, the birthday girl, who was being honored at the party.

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Life coaching caricatures! in Tampa – June 2nd, 2017

by on Apr.02, 2017, under Caricatures

A few images of the life coaching caricatures I did at an event Saturday night in Tampa, Florida.

Back in February I figured I’d been posting too many of these event photos and figured I should hold off a bit before posting more. Well, a good 15 events later, here are some more.

The first photo is of Rhoda, who is 3 generations Native Floridian from Tampa in one side of family and 5 generations Native Floridian from around Monticello on the other side. I’m going to help her plan a family reunion near Orlando to see Orange County history and not have folks running off to the kiddie amusement parks.

The next image is of Rhoda’s husband who’s training ng as a boxer includes the 5th Street Gym in Miami. How about that, Tom Orr!

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Former classmates and drawings at a Victory Party! – November 8th, 2016

by on Nov.09, 2016, under Caricatures, Cartooning, Friends

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It was great to see Lynette & Suzette Duncan Weddington at a party Tuesday night. I think the last time the three of us were together was during a play we did at Edgewater High School, ‘Dirty Work at the Crossroads’. Unlike myself, Lynette and Suzette have not changed a bit. Stephen Orth, who played the dastardly bad guy, likely remembers that triumph of us thespians! 😀
Otherwise, I volunteered my bit of humorous illustrative life coaching.

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INKTober #15 – Titusville Caricatures – October 21st, 2016

by on Oct.21, 2016, under Caricatures

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Driving home from Orange Park, south of Jacksonville, Thursday night after performing for another wedding, I called my friend Gar Thaddeus Gernstein (As he is known). I mentioned the woman below I depicted at a wedding in Titusville, Florida, last Saturday. She dresses goth and goes from rock concert to spiritualist event to rock concert dressed in black and made up as she is above. That’s when I realized I hadn’t posted the art for that evening and thought i would post the drawing of Debbie, above. Here ’tis.
 
I’ve been cocooned this week working on two projects and haven’t done much more than the trip to Orange Park to draw at still another wedding. I’ll post a few from that event soon.

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Ashley loves critters and has been known to bring them home. Here she terrifies her husband bringing a selection home.

Thanks to Gar for keeping me awake during the long, foggy, deer-in-the-road drive home.

 

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#INKtober #14 – Recording life through cartooning! – October 14th, 2016

by on Oct.14, 2016, under Caricatures, Cartooning

Was part of a marriage rehearsal Saturday north of St Augustine.

Very honored to meet Bob who started with a mere 20 cents and built a construction company through great work and effort, something that escapes too may today. His company eventually was bought by the Orlando based Hubbard Construction Company. His family is still working for Hubbard, now owned by corporations outside our country.

Rich loves orchids of all kinds, especially bromeliads, and hopes to meet Clyde Butcher someday and purchase a few prints of Clyde’s photography. I told him what great folks Clyde and Nikki are and get on down to Venice, Florida, and say ‘Hello’! Also, he needs to plan a trip to the Fakahatchee Strand to see the elusive Ghost Orchid. You can visit Clyde’s amazing work here on Facebook by clicking here: Clyde Butcher

Troy is part of the historically significant Mickens family in West Palm Beach. He had been part of the also historic New Bethel Church, but has recently gone on to start a new church where he is pastor. Had a few moments to talk Palm Beach County history with Troy and hope I can meet with him in West Palm Beach and get a personal tour of the historic churches.

Saturday it’s a trip to Titusville to perform for a wedding at a BAKERY! They better hide the cookies!
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My newest illustration: Fun with Dick van Dyke! – September 9th, 2016

by on Sep.09, 2016, under Caricatures, Cartooning, Celebrity Illustrations

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Here’s my painted watercolor version of the little boy and Dick van Dyke and a penguin.

This is for the family of the little boy they have adopted. The couple was fostering the child due to the actual parent’s drug issues. The child became available for adoption and the two 57 year olds decided to start a new life with a young one. This is for a celebration party for the adoption.

This was done with watercolor on board. Had a lot of trouble with the stripes and wish I’d used color pencil to mark them.

 

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