How About a TV Ad?

Please see if you think this television commercial is working for our little party business. Your opinion counts, so get in touch if you have time, and let us know what you think. What should we do differently next time? It is working, response is positive, so we are happy about that. Thank you for checking this out!   http://https://capture.dropbox.com/uWLs5eXWNEbge0SY  

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Do The Drawings WHERE ??

In all these many years of live drawing at fun events I have seen some interesting, unique concepts for various gatherings. On one occasion the hosts had maybe six artists including me, drawing outdoors in the blazing, broiling sun. No tents, no shade, no whining. Wanna get paid? Get out there! And we did. Anything for a buck, eh? It was awful, the sun on the paper and the sheer heat and humidity were daunting. At another, I was instructed to sit on the basketball court — against the wall behind the hoop. Where the kids would dribble and take shots at the hoop! Yow! I whined the host into… Read More

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Drawing of young couple at party

Hey, Ya Drew Me BEFORE!

I had a fun time yesterday at the Dayton Country Club, sketching a series of five-year-olds. I was invited to provide a bit of Party entertainment fun with live drawings. The children were cute as all get-out and I will post some of those photos (with OKs from the moms of course) shortly. A gentleman was there doing photos as a courtesy to the guests and said, “Hey, I think you were at Doug Mann’s party!” Doug is a local attorney as you likely know, with Dyer, Garofalo, Mann and Schultz. And just a great guy, he and wife Beth are terrific people. So Mr. Chen had his drawing on his… Read More

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FREE drawings Sunday!

Hey, do you have plans for Sunday afternoon??? Please, come join me in Dayton’s Oregon District for the Hoopla Family Event  March 13. The whole festival is 2-7 pm — and I will be drawing from 2-6 pm. Hey, the price is right! There is going to be a LOT going on; see attached graphic. I will be drawing live (FREE!) in a tent down near the train trestle near the Neon Movies intersection at Patterson. Organizers for Hoopla Family Event are funding the operation so please stop by. Gonna be a LOT of fun!

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View of Artist drawing three young guys

Drawing Live as Party Entertainment

THE CALLS ARE COMING BACK  — And I can not TELL you how happy that makes me! What a gig — drawing live as party entertainment! Not just for the income, now,  but even more because it is just a blast to go to the various events — parties, wedding receptions, conventions, trade shows, company picnics — and DRAW everybody! Yow! These photos popped up from a previous time frame, before Covid, before politics were quite so toxic and loathsome, when we were pretty much in normal life. And it was a fun event, too, as was most of routine life back then. Times change, eh? Sad to say. I… Read More

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Drawing of four people at wedding

How’s YOUR Business??

SLOWLY COMING BACK; HOW ABOUT YOU?? Our live-drawing business is getting back on its feet, happily, after more than two years seeming almost dead in the water. Somehow the lack of income has not been a problem (smart wife-manager here) but I have really missed the fun and challenges of quick-sketching at parties, weddings and trade shows. Calls are finally picking up lately and I am more than grateful. How about YOUR business? Back to normal yet?

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Want a Family Fun Project?

    You want to do something fun. Sure! We all do. And it is NOT easy to find options right now, is it? The current, ongoing Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of going away, sadly, and is just as dangerous as it was back in the winter when this all started. Whatcha gonna do?? No travel, right? Not even restaurants or movies. Yow! How about a little pick-me-up for the family? Have Dennis Porter draw your crew. Like the drawing seen here. A beautiful young happy family out for a healthy walk in the great outdoors. Way cool subject! And you can PRINT OUT your drawing for children to… Read More

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DIFFERENT Fun for the Kiddies

It is often a chore for parents, teachers and others to come up with fresh, different ideas to entertain children at parties. There are only so many things you can do, especially on the typical limited budget and time available. Kids are like anyone else — they appreciate something new and novel, an unusual and fun experience, right? Sure, of course. So what do ya do, anyhow?? Here is an idea that was a LONG time coming to me and to my knowledge it’s nothing anyone else is offering out there (please advise if you find out differently). While drawing at an outdoor picnic a long time ago with my… Read More

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This Mistake Can KILL Your Party

Planning an event? A party, company picnic, or maybe a wedding reception? Lotta work, eh? No matter what kind of event you are putting together, there is one vital factor that usually gets little to no attention. And it can cast a pall on the whole effort. As a veteran of thousands of parties please trust me on this issue. I know you have a difficult job — there are a LOT of details, and often a lot of money involved, in putting together an event, large or small. But no matter whether you are planning a company party, picnic, a huge wedding reception or your child’s birthday party, there… Read More

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