The Henry Art Gallery threw their big annual benefit bash this past Friday night. Costumes, stage shows, cocktails, and mega ART. Massive party. Space-themed, so lots of silver, lots of deely-bobbers, a number of laser guns.
I sat at the end of the bar and drew cocktail napkin portraits. I *intended* to take breaks but by the time I was getting tired, the line was enormous and all I could do was tell the last person to turn everyone else away. It still took me the rest of the party to finish the line. I asked one of the last people how long she’d been waiting.
No, you’re kidding, really, how long?
She nodded. “Two hours.”
Her boyfriend cut in. “Well. An hour and a half, hour forty-five.” For me to draw her face on a napkin. (Can I just pause here a moment??)
Earlier in the evening – drawing Julie’s portrait (happy anniversary, Julie and Christian!!):
Sean poses x2:
(photos by Kelley McIntyre)