Edmonton Artist | Laurel Hawkswell | edmonton.art@gmail.com | @hilaurel



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Face Painting Butterflies

A bit of face painting recently! Nothing like a little butterfly or two or three to brighten up a little girl's day. It's great when the weather is nice so that you can paint on more than just someone's face.


Fw: Face Painting at The Edmonton Garrison this Canada Day weekend

I'll be face painting this Canada Day at The Edmonton Garrison 1 - 5 p.m. I hope to see you there!
I may be doing more maple leafs than swirls!

Looking forward to celebrating this awesome country I am lucky enough to call home.



Caricatures at Jr. Roller Derby Invitational

With one hour in between my events, I headed to the Greater Edmonton Junior Roller Derby Association's Capital City Carnage, bout invitational. A triple header. I was really busy so I wasn't able to watch much roller derby. They had 3 different level of games. A no contact game, a contact but no hitting game (positional blocking/light contact) and a full on contact game! This one was fun for me because there were a lot of people I knew, lots of friendly faces! My daughter did roller derby with this junior league until she turned 18 and moved up to the women's league (E-Ville Roller Derby).

Even though I was busy drawing pretty much the whole time, it was nice that my daughter was there and popped over to say hi a few times. She was there volunteering.

 Ya know, in a perfect world, I'd have a caricature gig booked almost every day. I do love it!  There were a whole lot more photos I wish I'd taken at this event. I drew some  real cute girls in their funky derby attire. Again, here are a couple of my favourites.



Oliver Community Festival

I was busy today with two caricature events. Thoroughly enjoying myself at both of them. I love meeting people and giving them something that they can take away and hopefully enjoy looking at for a long time. My first event of the day was the Oliver Community Festival. They had a few streets blocked off with a lot of neat stuff. Jumpy Things, all sorts of booths, a free lunch and I did caricatures. Here are just a few of the good lookin' people I met and drew! .... It was nice to be able to do a caricature for some of the people that volunteered that day. They are the ones in the green t-shirts. A volunteer is a valuable thing.