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Face Painting Fun!

Bring on the swirls and Christmas images!

This lovely Mother/Daughter photo is so sweet! The little girl didn’t want to get her face painted initially so I painted the mom’s face while her daughter sat on her knee and watched. Eventually the little girl was okay with cuddling up close to her mom while I painted a matching image on her. The result is priceless! 

 The second photo is new fun with rainbows and fabulous swirls. I can’t get enough of swirls on girls.

lovely Mother/Daughter photo with Facepainting

Edmonton Artist by Laurel Hawkswell

Caricatures for Child Psychiatry Associates

Some fun stuff for the group at Child Pyschiatry Associates … individual caricatures that will also be turned into a mouse pad design for them! A unique idea!

Edmonton Artist Group Caricatures

Caricatures for Boschman Construction's Company Christmas Party

A beautiful Christmas party at The Woodvale Community League for Boschman Contruction. Complete with beautiful decorations, buffet dinner,photographer, Coco the Clown, a visit from Santa and me doing caricatures! 

I drew a lady who I’d actually drawn for at her son’s 1st birthday party a couple months ago! She was at this party. 

There were some sweet kids, nice families and even a nice young lady who was working at the event who came to say hello at the end who thought it was cool that I was doing caricatures. She’d wished that she could just stand and watch instead of working. 

a Man holds up his Caricature

Caricature drawn at Edmonton Christmas party

Pointing at his Caricature drawn by Edmonton Artist

a couple with their caricatures

Last stop in at Microsoft for Caricatures

I had my last event in at Microsoft for the Christmas season and met a lot of great people. It was the night of gifts from several people of treats from Cookies by George. My son loved it because I brought them home for him since I’ve been too busy to exercise lately that I thought my son could burn off a cookie or two more than I could. It was so sweet of people to drop of a treat for me after I’d drawn their caricature.

 I drew a guy who’s mom I’d drawn at her company’s Christmas party a couple weeks ago! It’s a small world!

 Another lady had seen me drawing caricatures at The Edmonton Valley Zoo but the line up was too long so she was thrilled to be able to get one from me at the Microsoft Store.

 Take a look at this lovely little girl I drew with the colourful headband breads. What a dollie huh!

Friends with caricature  drawn by Edmonton Artist

Edmonton Artist Caricature at WEM

Friends hold their Caricature drawn by Edmonton Artist at Microsoft Store

Guy holds his Caricature drawn by Edmonton Artist

lovely little girl with her Caricature by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Caricatures at Pasticcio Trattoria

I drew caricatures at Pasticcio Trattoria for a company Staff Christmas Party. It was a cozy, warm place with a great atmosphere for visiting. From what I heard, their food was amazing, with food being served throughout the evening. I was busy drawing caricatures but I didn’t mind because nobody was in a rush, so it wasn’t a “get the lineup done” kinda event. What a treat! I chatted with some really nice people while I drew them.

 The two ladies pictured together just met each other that night yet I thought they were best friends till they told me that they had never met before the party.
The two ladies pictured together just met each

 The couple in the photo are engaged and told me the story of how he proposed. It was really special and I loved hearing it. THAT’S the kinda cool job I have!
Engaged Couple with their Caricature

 The picture with Nello, the owner of Pasticcio was a treat to draw for obvious reasons. He’s got quite the outstanding personality! Amy, the organiser of the party, wanted Nello to be drawn before we were done and I sure wanted to draw him from the minute I walked into the restaurant! Find Nello and his staff at 11520 - 100 Avenue in Edmonton. I intend to go in … maybe after Christmas when I take a bit of a break to recharge my artistic batteries!
Nello, the owner of Edmonton's Pasticcio 

Oh what fun it is to have a little moving canvas at children’s Christmas parties!

One little boy wanted a snake so I asked him if I could put a Santa hat on him. He came up with the idea of Santa’s beard too. Too funny! He and I enjoyed the process, chatting the whole time. I love painting on arms - more space that tiny little faces. As you can imagine, this little guy loved his snake.
Santa Snake Bodypainting at Christmas Party in West Edmonton Mall

This was the first time I’d done a snowman this way … down the middle of this little boy’s face. I thought it was fun! And how adorable it this little boy?!

Facepainting at Corporate Children Christmas Party - Fantasy Land hotel WEM Edmonton

Caricatures at The Royal Alexandra Hospital

I drew some adorable people at The Royal Alexandra Hospital today! Here are just a few examples. I loved listening to the people in the 3 person caricature, chatting to each other while they were there. The 3 definitely needed to be drawn together, they have a fabulously hilarious working relationship. It makes me wish I had a “regular” job, working with the same people each day …. but then again, I do get to meet A LOT of neat people in my travels as I do caricatures here, there and everywhere!

Staff Group Caricature for Royal Alex Hospital Edmonton Alberta

Woman with her Caricature for Royal Alex Hospital Edmonton Alberta

Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Caricatures at the Grey Nuns once again!

Nice to be asked back again to the Grey Nuns to draw more of the staff! 

Here are some fun ones!

Woman at Grey Nuns Hospital Edmonton

Group Caricature at Edmonton Grey Nuns Hospital

Caricatures for Hap's Staff Christmas Party

Hap’s Hungry House on Stony Plain Road, had me in drawing for their Staff Christmas Party. I was also invited to enjoy a great meal which was wonderful on a busy day or running from one caricature event to another!

Check out Hap’s for it’s cozy atmosphere and friendly staff! Not to mention, enjoying my Christmas window painting on their windows!

Edmonton Hap’s Hungry House Staff Christmas Party

Caricatures by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell

Caricatures at the Alberta Teachers Association Christmas Party

I had a good time drawing at the Alberta Teachers Association’s Christmas Party. Here are a couple examples from the evening. My camera lens had something on it and made the first photo a bit blurry but it also gave a neat effect. I would have taken more photos if I could have managed to get the smudge off! The second photo, the gentleman was nice enough to use his camera and send me the photo. 

Edmonton couple at ATA Christmas Party with their caricature

couple at Alberta Teachers Association Christmas Party with their caricature

As you can see, I had a great spot to spend the evening with a beautiful tree in the background. I’ve finally got into my own Christmas spirit with an evening at home decorating our house for Christmas.

Quite the work day

Quite the work day I had Thursday: Started off the day at Corus Entertainment till about 4 p.m. then went to the Microsoft Store in West Edmonton Mall and drew caricatures 6 - 9 p.m. I drew some ladies that worked in the mall, families visiting from out of town, couples going to a movie, and some nice young boys who are new to Canada! They boys have been in Canada for 3 months from Argentina. When I asked one of the boys if he liked Canada, instantly he got a smile on his face and said, "OH YES!" It's so nice to hear that he's enjoying his new home! (and it was -20 something outside too!)

My day wasn't finished at that point, oh no.... I dropped my caricature supplies off at home, spent an hour or so chatting with my family and then headed over to finish up at one of the Tim Hortons I had been painting at the night before. Now the 10221-170 Street Tim Hortons is all Laurel'd - Up - Christmas - Style! I think I finished at about 3 a.m. and left with muffins in hand as a nice surprise breakfast treat for my family. Oh, let me clarify that a little ... I just found out that my 17 year old son ate them all. Someone in the house enjoyed them anyway!

yes, when you're self employed you're your own Boss

Christmas Santa Window Painting at Corus Radio office Edmonton

Cute little Girl with her caricature at Microsoft Store WEM

Santa enjoys his doughnut at Tim Hortons
Caricatures and  Window Painting by Edmonton Artist Laurel Hawkswell
I was in at the 184 Street & 111 Avenue Tim Hortons West Edmonton location last night painting their windows. When I walked it I could see that they definitely needed some window painting done to make the store a little more festive for the season! Mission accomplished I think since I did this sort of look on all the windows. In the next few days I will also be painting at the 102 Avenue-170 Street and 178 Street & 111 Avenue Tim Hortons locations.

I think I’m nearing the end of my Christmas window painting list! 

Edmonton Tim Hortons Christmas Window Painting

I will be doing Caricatures at the Microsoft Store again on Thursday. Dec. 5th

Come check out the Microsoft Store at West Edmonton Mall on Thursday, December 5th, 2013. I’ll be there drawing caricatures 6 - 8 p.m. Here are a few of the one’s I did there the last time I was there. I had a great time meeting people from here in Edmonton, from the province and other’s from places like England. That’s the cool part about being in the mall, you meet all kinds of people visiting the mall. 

Edmonton Artist Caricature drawing of women at Microsoft Store WEM

Edmonton Artist Caricature drawing of man at Microsoft Store WEM