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Caricatures for the County Clothesline Foundation & Store

I was honoured to be asked to draw at the celebration of 30 Years of Giving to the County Clothes-Line Foundation. There were 3 talented, young pianists entertaining the crowd, coffee and a great spread (sandwiches, fruit, etc.), myself doing caricatures, speeches and donations given to good causes from the Clothes-Line Foundation. Here is one of my favourites from the evening …

Some information about the County Clothes-Line Foundation and County Clothes-Line Store: The County Clothes-Line store accepts donations of gently-used clothing, toys, games, books and small household items. All merchandise is cleaned, then sold to the public at reasonable prices. (Clients referred from local agencies are allowed to shop free in times of an emergency.)

Unlike some used merchandise stores, the profit from the sale of goods from County Clothes-Line store goes back into the community through the County Clothes-Line Foundation! As these two entities work hand-in-hand, the generosity of the people in the community continues to enrich the lives of the residents of Strathcona County. The County Clothes-Line Foundation, working through the County Clothes-Line store, is a classic example of people helping people!

The Clothes-Line Store address:
201 Athabascan Ave, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4C8,
Phone: (780) 464-7786


Caricatures for the County Clothesline Foundation


Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Birthday Party Caricatures

People are always so pleasantly surprised when they go to a birthday party at someone’s house and I’m there doing caricatures! What a nice bonus for them to be able to leave with a caricature of themselves and/or their kids.

Here’s a fun couple …

Birthday Party Caricatures Edmonton

Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Caricatures for Sysco Foods Fall Food Expo


I had the pleasure of drawing caricatures again for Sysco Foods at their Fall Food Expo. I was too busy to see very many of the exhibitors but what I did see looked delicious! The white chocolate sculpture of an eagle was amazing. It took some willpower not to take a quick bite out of it on my way past! I drew and met a lot of friendly people from around Alberta that were there for the day.

Check out some of my drawings from the day ….

Caricatures for Sysco Foods Fall Food Expo

Caricatures for Sysco Foods Fall Food Expo

Caricatures for Sysco Foods Fall Food Expo

Caricatures for Sysco Foods Fall Food Expo

Caricatures for Sysco Foods Fall Food Expo


Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Window Painting for Hudsons Edmonton

I was in at 3 Hudsons locations this week painting hockey stuff! “#HudsonsGameDay” and instead of painting hockey sticks and pucks, I thought that my hockey players had a bit more pizzaz!

Window Painting for Hudsons Edmonton

Window Painting for Hudsons Edmonton


Go in to the Great Canadian Taphouse.
Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Caricatures at Eid Festival


October 4th I drew caricatures at a festival. There was face painting, a balloon twister, lively music and me doing caricatures! They were celebrating Eid al-Adha, known as the Feast of Sacrifice or the Greater Eid, and is one of the two most important celebrations in the Muslim calendar.

The event was over and I was finishing up drawing caricatures for a family. It finally quiet enough that I could have more of a conversation while drawing. So I asked a bit more about their holiday. I asked their mom, what is the phrase for well wishes for the celebration. We exchanged the greeting “Eid Mubarak”, meaning “blessed Eid”. I tried my best but it sure didn’t roll off my tongue as beautifully as it did hers! So I learned something new that evening!

I had a really good time drawing and was surrounded by kids of all ages excited to get their caricature and watch their friends and/or family being drawn. Here are the caricatures of the nice family I drew at the end of the evening.


Caricatures at Eid Festival Edmonton Alberta

Caricatures at Eid Festival Edmonton Alberta

Caricatures at Eid Festival Edmonton Alberta

Caricatures at Eid Festival Edmonton Alberta

Caricatures at Eid Festival Edmonton Alberta

Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Caricatures for The City of Edmonton Employee's Health & Wellness Fair

I enjoyed my day drawing caricatures at the City of Edmonton Employee’s Health & Wellness Fair. I didn’t get a chance to look around at all of the booths but I did get to draw a lot of great faces! Here are a few of my favorites from the day.

Caricatures for The City of Edmonton Employee's Health & Wellness Fair

Caricatures for The City of Edmonton Employee's Health & Wellness Fair

Caricatures for The City of Edmonton Employee's Health & Wellness Fair


Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell