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Taina Quinceañera…Digital fun with family!

Quinceañera Quaricature with Quousins

In my career, I believe I have encounter close to 80,000 persons, having the opportunity to draw and chat with them. In that time I have met great persons from all walks of life. Taina's Quinceañera was no different. The caliber of people who attended were exciting and heart warming. I was honored to entertain her family and chat with young and old, laugh and lose a portion of my hearing. 

A Quinceañera is a the time of presenting a young lady to society. Its the Latin American equivalent to a Sweet sixteen, only with much more fanfare and a year earlier! The transition from childhood to adulthood is often a confusing time and it requires strength of character to navigate through the changes and responsibilities. Taina will handle it with spark! She is a young lady destined for greatness and impact. She is blessed to have parent who will guide her and are actually there, together, in covenant promised matrimony. Thanks to that wonderful family for having me...and thanks be to God that they are my family as well. 

Go Cuzins!!!!

Kingdom Farms hosts Kieren Moran’s 50th Birthday party with Ellen, Roger, Adam and @nge!

What a wonderful evening with a gaggle of talented artist, digitally caricaturing the poor souls at the Kingdom Farm's celebrations. Ellen (Queen of Caricature)Lustig; Adam ("Oh no he di'n't") Belamares; Roger ("I dare you to raise your eyebrow higher than mine") Hurtado and myself @nge!(the other guy) Contreras.

We had a rousing time of good music, great people and fun digital mayhem! Happy Birthday Kieren! 50 years of Meat and greet!

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Pics from Winsboro

I had the honor of meeting a fellow artist Tom Varnon of Huntsville, Alabama. His multiple disciplines of painting, drawing and photography is superb and  range from the realistic to the impressionistic. Enjoyed jawing about drawing and the Louisiana atmosphere.

He was kind enough to capture some shots of me drawing at the Franklin Parish Catfish Festival in Winsboro, LA. Not only did he get some nice shots, he also sketched me in action. Caught my best side, so I've been told!

Frankin Parish Catfish Festival, Big Honkin’ Faces!

WINSBORO LOUISIANA CATFISH FESTIVAL

Yep, that's where yours truly spent April 8, 2017! This is the 4th year I've been invited to draw the wonderful people of Winsboro Louisiana! This tiny town sports a great heart for fun and fried catfish! Thanks to my dear friend Nathan Roberts for having me there this year and organizing the entertainment at the festival. Magicians, the amazing Doug Anderson and the incomparable Tim Gaines were wowing folks with their incredible talents! Me? I just drew super sized caricatures 24X32) of the sweetest people in town!

What’s 104 years among friends?

Angel was privileged to join the celebration of  Grandma Meise's 104th Birthday party!

Digitally caricaturing the guests as well as the guest of honor in Palos Hills, Il, Angel was honored to participate in this once in a lifetime moment.

Here's to more years Grandma!!!

Ain't she the cutest?