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The Diva in the Office

Posted Mar 2011

9 pm, a quick glance at my phone during my evening event - Hmmm, a message from my Power-Point Client. Niiiice.

10 pm, a break during my evening event - I listen to the message: Hey Alison, can you give me a call?

What? No accolades? I thought he was going to be saying Thank You for the excellent job I had done. "Can you give me a call" doesn't sound wow happy excited as I expected him to be... me, stressed as I go back to the event - What could it be??? I did an excellent job for him. And on such little notice...... what could he expect????

The first chance I get, I call him back. Paraphrased, of course, but here's the gist of the conversation:

client: fabulous. It's a pleasure to work with you. excellent work. listen, something about postponed trip to Washington D.C....... and...... we have another day. I want to go ahead with the photo manipulation I mentioned previously.........

whew - now, that's more like it. Happy to be appreciated, but I'm wondering When I'd be able to do another picture today. I Prefer at least a week for each face. But I want the job. I need the money, I like the work..........

But I'm scheduled to be at a Face-Painting job before 10 a.m. - Got to find the place, set up........... Then, a personal appointment that day. So, well, I figure I'll do the job when I get in at night. But the client keeps talking - he's so excited. Makes me smile to think...........

And now he's talking about another Caricature. Manicure, pedicure, diva, lingo, Chanel suit (ummm, what's that??? I heard of them, but I don't think I ever had one....)

So now it's 2 pictures. Today. Oh, will the fun never cease?

There's so much going on in everyone's lives. So many people so active. Presentations, Office Events, Engagement Parties, Birthday Parties, the Yearly Bar-b-Que..... and me. Thrown into it all. Running between the Yearly Corporate Party to the Power-Point-Presentation with the 34 people in the Office to the 5-year-old's Party with 45 kids at the Gymnastics Place and back to the Power-Point Presentation, my own exciting life in between with friends and love and relocations and renovations......

Here's what I did:

BTW - along with posting this funny picture, I want to make it clear that it was just a joke - a person caught in a candid photo. He's actually a valued member of his team.


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An Interesting Job

Posted Mar 2011

I do have an interesting job. I have to dream up all sorts of visions based on whatever my clients come up with. This one was for a client who wanted some pictures to perk up his Power Point Presentation.

At least the first picture was a Caricature. That is what I do. I just emailed him jpeg images of what I drew. A smart man in his office who works with numbers (did he say the guy was an actuary, maybe?) And very tall and skinny. And the man is also into meditating.

UPDATE 2017: Egads ~ When I remember how crude it felt to use those old styluses on the IPads, I feel thrilled about our New Technology. These days I've switched to the White Pencil and the ProCreate App, and I would never consider working with the Supplies that I had when I made these CARICATURES.

But the 2nd picture - It was different. My client wanted me to use his actual photos and create a Wanted Poster - like Bonnie and Clyde, he said. But then he was talking about something else. Sounded like he was thinking Mafia. Or Gangster. Trying to ascertain what's in my client's head, trying to do what he wants.... This is what I came up with. It's real camp. Real fun.

I'm hoping that the first picture of the man meditating, the picture with the bright pink background - I'm hoping that will catch his audience's attention. Make them sit up and notice.

I'm hoping that the 2nd picture will bring, the Wanted Poster, I'm hoping that it will lighten the atmosphere. Playfully drawn.


Party Entertainment Ideas Inc ~ Event Entertainment for Party Planning in New York, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County..... Caricatures, Digital Caricatures, Fashion Sketches, Graffiti, Calligraphy

You can click on most of the pictures in this blog to see them larger.
To Hire Caricature Artist Al G:
(516) 579-4706
partyentertainmentideasinc@gmail.com

Birthdays ~ All Ages, Children, Teens, Adult, Holidays, New Year, Christmas, Communion, Anniversary, Reunion, Graduation, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Banquet, Surprise Party, Dinner Party, Garden Party, Reception, Openings for Stores or Schools or Camps, Prom, Afterprom, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Dances, Wedding, Engagement, Showers, Farewell Party, Cast Party, Housewarming Party, Baby Shower, Wedding Shower, Labor Day, Halloween, Mardi-Gras, New Year's Eve, Chanuka, Purim, Super Bowl Sunday, and more...... Caricature, Karicature, Characature, Carackature, Carikature, Characatures, Cartoonist, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Merrick, Garden City, Brookville, Copiague, Franklin Square, Huntington, Lynbrook, Point Lookout, Long Beach, Lido Beach, Cedarhurst, Wantagh, Lawrence, Hewlett, Woodmere, Levittown, Mineola, Great Neck, Mineola, Port Washington, Roslyn, Manhassett, Oyster Bay, Woodbury, Bethpage, Jericho, Plainview, Brookville, Locust Valley, East Norwich, Massapequa, Patchogue, Wading River, Port Jefferson, Stony Brook, Setauket, the Hamptons, Sag Harbour, Northport, Cold Spring Harbour, Commack, Lloyd Harbour, Commack, Quogue, and more.....