Propel Youth Markets

May 2012

Propel Youth Arts have a wicked annual event for National Youth Week. Here is a video by Jeremy Tan that makes us all look amazing!

I was pleased to be involved again with a live painting event, an old-school animation workshop and a stall at their weekend markets.

(The incredible nautical installation was created by Matt McVeigh and Calvin Chee)

This year instead of selling things, I pitched my portrait stand and set about drawing faces as fast as i could. I came early and used my lovely stall mates as a warm-up. The kids were awesome fun, they all sat so still and most of them had that awkward ‘I’m still smiling for the sake of my parents’ smile. Cute! The portraits were cheap and cheerful such that no-one had an excuse not to have one done; I had a queue for most of the day.

My buddies Jeff and Jo also had portrait gigs that weekend and together we must have clocked-up well over a hundred faces!


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