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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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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


Jasper Place Swimming Pool Mural

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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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17000 visitors to my blog

Sometime soon there will be a 17000th visitor to my blog.  Please take the time to check out my site...

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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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Drawing Caricatures in the Journal

Gallery: Dreamnight at the zoo for Stollery Children


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. Along with parents and siblings, hundreds of guests were treated to animal encounters, musical guests, magic shows and face painting. Dreamnight at the Zoo started at the Rotterdam Zoo in Holland in 1996 as a way for chronically ill children and those with disabilities to experience a night at the zoo free of charge.

caricature drawn by artist Laurel Hawkswell at the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s 4th Annual Dreamnight for Stollery Children.


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Caricatures at the outdoor swimming pools

I never tire of doing caricatures and I had a wonderful group of people I got to meet and draw at Millcreek Pool’s opening party.

Come visit me and get a caricature at Oliver Pool’s Annual Opening on Saturday, June 18th, 12 - 4 p.m. Caricatures are free with pool admission.  Remember to arrive  early, there’s always a line of people wanting one.  I will be giving out numbers so you can enjoy the rest of the festivities without waiting in line.

Boy with Caricature

Drawing a Caricature at the swimming pool

Ladies with their Caricatures

Tim Hortons today for CAMP DAY?

Did you go to Tim Hortons today for CAMP DAY? I did!
This is a window I painted to help promote it...

Tim Hortons CAMP DAY
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Hidden Nature Gems in Edmonton

I recently did some GRAPHIC RECORDING for a Community Recreation Coordinator with The City of Edmonton. The specific topic I was recording was a conversation about “Hidden Nature Gems in Edmonton”, after watching a documentary/movie called “Play Again”. The movie was about the consequences of a childhood removed from nature.
My job was to graphically record the ideas people had in their discussion of the topic. You have to work fast!

(press Ctrl key then,  click on each link of interest)
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