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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

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