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Caricatures at Family Gatherings!


Family Gathering caricature

Edmonton family caricature

World Animal Day Caricatures

I drew a Family at the Edmonton Valley Zoo yesterday for World Animal Day.


World Animal Day Caricature to take home and enjoy

Edmonton Valley Zoo World Animal Day
Date: Sunday October 2, 2011
Time: noon-4pm

Join us at the Edmonton Valley Zoo to celebrate World Animal Day 2011 and enjoy an amazing array of activities for all ages!

Enjoy the active animal games including the Leapin’ Lemur Inflatable or A World of Animals Scavenger Hunt.

Stop by for some Amazing Animal Face Painting or enjoy receiving a World Animal Day Caricature to take home and enjoy. For a change of pace, “Get Closer” with animal encounters and educational talks, or join in the Musical Enrichment Parade to present a stimulating treat or surprise to some of the animals that call the Edmonton Valley Zoo home.

Edmonton Caricature

After all of this excitement, take a break and enjoy making a World Animal Day Craft or enjoy your very own World Animal Day Cupcake (while supplies last!).

You’ll also have an opportunity to visit the Endangered Animal Touch Table as well as have a chance to win one of the huge prizes in the World Animal Day Prize Extravaganza.

Mark this date in your calendar, this is a must attend event!

For more information:
Edmonton Valley Zoo 13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)

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drawing Caricatures for eight hours

Today I was at Edmonton's Valley Zoo drawing Caricatures for eight hours.  there were a lot of people and what a nice hot (30*C) day!  I wish that I had the time to take a photo of all the caricatures - there were some great ones today.

Edmonton's Valley Zoo - caricatures

Caricatures at the Canadian Home Builders association family picnic

On Saturday I was the Royal Glenora club drawing Caricatures at the Canadian Home Builders association family picnic.

Caricatures
Edmonton Caricatures
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stop by the Edmonton Valley Zoo for a caricature…..and it’s free!

I'll be at Edmonton Valley Zoo drawing caricatures - Free Admission Day at the Edmonton Valley Zoo

Date: Sunday September 25, 2011 Time: 10am-6pm September 25th, 2011 will once again mark the City of Edmonton’s annual Free Admission Day Celebrations and it will be the perfect opportunity to visit the beautiful Edmonton Valley Zoo!

Come “Get Closer” and witness amazing animal enrichments as we provide stimulating surprises to a selection of animals. Peter and Mary will greet you at the front entrance with some amazing live music. 

As you stroll through the zoo be sure to stop by for a caricature, listen to educational animal talks, see Fleasha and her one of a kind Flea Circus or make a neat take home craft!

drawing caricature - Edmonton Valley Zoo
Be sure to try Painting Like Lucy or perfect your wallaby bouncing skills in a Giant Inflatable!

There will also be amazing animal encounters, face painting, sidewalk art, and a variety of other surprises throughout the day.

What an incredible way to spend a day…..and it’s free!

For more information:

Edmonton Valley Zoo 13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue) Edmonton, Alberta

bike on window along with the lettering for Scona Cycle


At Scona Cycle I finally accomplished the bike to put up on the window along with the wording.  I like it and think it looks kinda cool!


Window Art


I thought for sure I could get it done for Saturday but I got caught up with family stuff and a face painting event at Aldergrove for "Community League day".  

At Aldergrove for "Community League day" there was Face Painting, a Jumpy Thing, Games, Hot Dogs/snacks and a Big Bin event... a lot of fun and sold a few additional Community League memberships too.


Face Painting




Caricatures at UHaul Health Fair

Caricatures at UHaul Employee Health Fair.  

What a joy it was to draw at the Edmonton UHaul Employee Health Fair.

Some days I have to pinch myself that I get to do caricatures and chat with people for a living.

Here are a few examples of the fun I had ....

Edmonton Caricatures 

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Edmonton Caricatures

Scona Cycle windows

Edmonton's Scona Cycle Windows.  This Window art was tricky with the security bars on the windows but,

"where there's a will, there's a way!"
Scona Cycle Window Art

















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A mural done for the Indoor Play Area at City of Edmonton's Terwilleger Recreation Centre


A mural done for the Indoor Play Area at City of Edmonton's Terwilleger Recreation Centre.
( 2051 Leger Road, Edmonton, AB T6R 0R9 (780) 442-5311)

The Indoor Play Area has a stage that had blank walls. Our hope is by adding these characters that are performing and play acting, that it will give the kids the idea to do the same!

You can only see part of the mural from the hallway windows which is a bit of a shame. My personal favourites are the little boy on the moon and "Canadian Girl"!

Of course the characters and mural layout was designed by me as well as the painting of it.




Caricatures at The Hanger at Fort Edmonton

It was nice to be asked back again this year to the company party at The Hanger in Fort Edmonton today.  It was also so nice to see some familiar, friendly faces was a bonus!  I'm not sure who had more fun, these folks or me?!

 

Window Painting - Western GMC's 2011 Model Year Wrap Up

Flourescent yellow and orange window paint makes Western GMC's windows pretty spectacular! Everything shown here on the windows has been painted by me in the past while. An enjoyable place to go paint at.

 

wedding caricature

A beautiful evening to sit out on the patio and do caricatures at a wedding reception. Not everyone wants to dance or dance every song so caricatures are a popular addition to the wedding reception.

wedding caricature




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Window Painting at Downtown Edmonton Harvey's Restaurant

I Spent the day painting two sets of these windows at the Harvey's location downtown across from Grant MacEwan. A great day as well as a great lunch!

Window Painting at Downtown Edmonton Harvey's Restaurant 


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A mural for the Indoor Play Area at Terwilleger Rec Centre


The Indoor Play Area has a stage that had blank walls.  Our hope is by adding these characters that are performing and play acting, that it will give the kids the idea to do the same!

You can only see part of the mural from the hallway windows which is a bit of a shame.  My personal favourites are the little boy on the moon and "Canadian Girl"!

Of course the characters and mural layout was designed by me as well as the painting of it.


Mural - look at me Mom.

Mural - dress up and sleep

Mural - Play

Mural - shining stars

Mural - girl takes a bow

Mural - Canadian section

Caricatures at a fundraising event and at a company party

These girls were such a blast and talk about cute!

Caricatures at a fundraising event for The Stollery Children’s Hospital at Jox Sports Bar & Grill. These girls were such a blast and talk about cute! When they walked up and said they wanted a caricature, I could hardly contain myself because I could see instantly that they had such pizzaz that it was going to be fun drawing them.

then,
Another good time at a company party! .... 

Caricatures at a company party

Caricature at a company party
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My photo of the Jasper Place Swimming Pool Mural has been visited over 500 times in Google Earth Edmonton Alberta Canada:

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/14067820


Regards,

Photos of the World at http://www.panoramio.com/

EDMONTON INDY window painting in West Edmonton


EDMONTON INDY window painting at The West Edmonton [Stoney Plain Road] 
Sandman Hotel.  


These doors slide open-and-closed for a pretty wacky effect with the cars.
EDMONTON INDY window painting

Fun at Leduc #1’s Annual Rib Cook Off

The rain didn’t stop the fun at Leduc #1’s Annual Rib Cook Off. My family stopped in to check it out and my son was in heaven since his favourite meal involves ribs!  Oh, and he said “the chocolate waffles were D-E-E-LISH!”

You can enjoy seeing where Alberta’s first oil derrick is located and take a historical tour of Alberta’s most important industry at the Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre.

Some caricatures from the day:





Caricatures at Muttart Conservatory celebrating Canada Day

Started the day by doing maple leaf chalk art leading up to the Muttart doors then enjoyed meeting and drawing nice families inside.  Just another day of being proud to be Canadian.  What a great land we live in, OH YA CANADA!

Edmonton Caricature 

perfect weather for Sidewalk Chalk art

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Canada Day at the Muttart Conservatory

Canada Day at the Muttart Conservatory

Time: 11am – 5pm Enjoy lively jazz with Six Feet Up, Canada crafts, planting activities, face painting and lots of family fun. Search the pyramids to find plants native to our home and native land and test your knowledge of Canadiana. Be sure to check out annual sculpture show! Visit http://www.muttartconservatory.ca for more information.

Caricatures at Junior High Farewell Celebration

Caricatures at Junior High Grad
Caricatures were a hit - something more to do than just dance and look at each other in fancy clothes!

Caricatures at Junior High Grad

Today's Face Painting at EPS West Division's Safety Fair - Belmead Community League

Today I was face painting with my daughter for the EPS West Division's Safety Fair - at Belmead Community League

Face painting in Edmonton
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I SPENT THE DAY ON A SCAFFOLD!

For a girl who is slightly afraid of heights, Ross at Western GMC made me feel safe up on the scaffold. Watching me get down off the scaffold would have been amusing - graceful NOT! I’ll miss doing work at Western GMC (I don’t think they have any bare windows left!) .... till their next big promotion.

My Safety gear on the Scaffold

Window painting at Western GMC

A Keepsake in a Painting

What a perfect way to have a lasting memory of a loved one. My client’s Grandmother loved iris’. This flower painting will be something that will warm their home and warm her heart for years to come.
I thoroughly enjoyed using a palette knife for a lot of it.

Acrylic painting on canvas 2.5’X3’.

The colours in the painting were chosen by my client. Another nice advantage to commission me to do a painting. I'd love to create a painting for you too...



Acrylic Iris painting on canvas 2.5’x3’



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Face Painting at EPS West Division's Safety Fair - Belmead Community League


Come to West Division's Safety Fair

Edmonton Police Service West Division is holding a Safety Fair this Saturday, June 25. We encourage all residents to attend.

The event will take place at Belmead Community League, located at 9109 – 182 St, from noon to 4:00 p.m. 

This is an opportunity for citizens to learn about numerous agencies that work with the Edmonton Police Service to help keep our communities safe. 

Among the exhibitors will be members of EPS Forensic Identification Section, Traffic Section, Bomb Unit, Flight Operations, and several others. 


There will also be a roll over simulator for viewing and a child seat inspection clinic. 

Representatives will be on hand to answer questions or just talk a little bit about what they do. 

The event will go ahead rain or shine so come prepared.  We hope to see you there!

Edmonton Face Painting



see you there,

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photo of the Jasper Place Swimming Pool Mural

I found this interesting, my Panoramio photo of the Jasper Place Swimming Pool Edmonton Mural has been visited over 500 times in Google Earth

Jasper Place Swimming Pool Mural in Edmonton Alberta Canada: MAP

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/14067820

Jasper Place Swimming Pool Mural


Regards,
Edmonton Artist

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no Caricatures today - due to rain

I was looking forward to drawing caricatures at Oliver outdoor pool's Summer Solstice party but it was canceled - due to rain...

Edmonton caricatures by Laurel
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Caricatures by Laurel at Oliver Outdoor pool

We’re celebrating the longest day of the year by soaking up the sun and splashing around Oliver Outdoor Pool. The annual Summer Solstice party is guaranteed to heat up your weekend.

Oliver Outdoor Pool Summer Solstice

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2011 Time: 12-4pm Location: Oliver Outdoor Pool, 10315-119 Street Admission: Regular admission applies. Space in activities is limited. City of Edmonton Membership Plan and Leisure Access Program passes are accepted.

Grab your swimsuit, your family and friends and jump in. You will enjoy:

Drop-in public swim and pool party
Jumpy Bouncy Inflatable
Caricatures by Laurel
Summer Solstice craft Fun with chalk and bubbles
Hula dancing by the Pacific Island Dance Troupe Society
Pool games
Free Chapman ice cream (while supplies last)
Draw for adult, family and youth/senior one month zone passes

Operating hours are subject to change and pools may close due to inclement weather. For daily outdoor pool updates or for more information, visit www.edmonton.ca/outdoorpools.

I'm at Western GMC Edmonton this week painting windows!

Spending some quality time at Western GMC this week painting windows!  The management are awesome and the salesmen more than happy to help me in any way.  There are some places I feel comfortable being a part of right away and others, not as much.  Western GMC is a good one!   Standing on their 10 ft ladder for these Window Paintings...
Edmonton Window painting - Employee Pricing Event

Edmonton Window painting - Western's Pay What We Pay
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Window Painting
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Looking at the Bright Side of Life!

Here is lookin' at the bright side of life!  

As an Edmonton artist I get to meet a lot of interesting people, most are out at an event enjoying the brighter side of life.  I often get to go to parties, weddings, special events and community outings to draw caricatures or do face painting.  Companies, organizations and sports teams contact me to design graphics and logos.  Others have me add cartoons to their advertisements.  I have done many paintings,  whether it be murals or on canvas.  These commissioned paintings are perfect for home or office.  Businesses also contact me to design signs, or do window painting.

I like what I do and feel lucky that I get to see people who get to look at bright side of life

Caricatures of girls at Edmonton Valley Zoo

I had a lot of fun drawing caricatures of girls at the Edmonton valley Zoo's 4th Annual Dreamnight for Stollery Children for chronically ill children and those with disabilities from the Stollery Children’s Hospital was held June 3, 2011







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