Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Caricatures and Our Booth

If you make it down to the market, look for us! I recently added the red flag banner to our umbrella. It makes us look just a touch more fund and festive! That's my honey awaiting our next customer. My caricature easel is on the left. Every weekend we hang sample balloons from our umbrella to dance with customers as they drift past. Our mermaid in the foreground is and especially accomplished lure. Last year one little girl wrapped her arms around our mermaid display calling out "MINE!" to her parents walking away from our booth. Needless to say they came back and got her one otherwise we would have probably ended up taking the girl home! I love when parents say that they couldn't see us until they were at our table but their kids could see us halfway down the block! They are lures. Hehehehe.

Here are some caricatures I've drawn over the weekend that I am particularly pleased with. This first one is a custom order for someone's daughter named Pheonyx. She is dressed in a Tinkerbelle-like costume while riding a friendly Pheonix and being followed by little pink butterflies.

This drawing is of two brothers. One turned forty and the other fifty. The younger one was visiting from out of state and had never been to Eugene before. They were alot of fun to draw. I always love it when so much much character sits down for a picture!

This drawing is of a friend of ours who works at a local coffee shop. Tony and I get out breakfast there every Satyrday morning before the market. It has become a little ritual and our day just doesn't start off right if we can't make it over there. She has yet to see this picture!

1 comment:

buckwheatsgirls said...

I absolutely love the caricature you did for my daughter Phoenyx, it turned out wonderfully.
Thank You!!!!!