Open Mike, Insert Foot Live Recording Episode 176

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 9:05 pm EDT I’ll be hosting a live recording of Open Mike, Insert Foot. You can join in the fun by calling in (724-444-7444) or by joining the chatroom. You can get to the chatroom by going to Talkshoe.com and typing 10038, (the show number) into the search widget. Or by clicking on the link to the show while the show is recording.

You can also help the show out by liking it on Facebook. There’s an Open Mike, Insert Foot Podcast page there.

There’s also a widget to the left of this post which will allow you to download any show from the dozens and dozens of past shows archived.

 

Robot Drawing Workshop @ Amherst Library

Robots by Michael Leuszler

Copyright 2014 Michael A. Leuszler

Here’s something for the kids to do this week at the Amherst Library (221 Spring St, Amherst, OH).

I will be teaching a class on how to create and draw robots at the Amherst Public Library. The class will be held July 22, 2014 from  1 pm to 2 pm.

This class is absolutely free and available to kids in 4th grade and older. No drawing experience required. All supplies will be provided.

Here’s more information and a link to sign-up.

How to Draw a Robot Workshop

Just a reminder…

I will be Avon Public Library tomorrow from 11 am to 12:30 pm, teaching a workshop on how to create robots. You don’t need to know how to draw. And it’s free.

The class will focus on creating ideas for a robot and them drawing them.

If you’d like to bring some of your art along for me to look at after the class, please do.

You can find out more here.

What’s Happening This Week

I will be doing caricatures at these places this week:

Walk on Wednesday

Wednesday, June 11, 6 to 8 PM, Downtown Amherst at Mermaid’s Tale.

The Vermilion Festival of the Fish

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Exchange Park, Vermilion

Juneteenth

Saturday, 1 to 3 pm, Tappan Square, Oberlin

BONUS:

Creating Robots Workshop

Tuesday, June 17, 11 AM, Avon Lake Library

Suggest a Caricature!

Hey everyone. I’m working on new signage for my caricature business and I need some suggestions for celebrities and other notable people, real or fictional, to caricature for the sign.

People who suggest something that goes on the sign will get a free digital copy of their suggestion, suitable for print.

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Drew Carey, long-time star of screen and signage.

You can leave your suggestion in the comments below, or go to Facebook and post something in the Mike The Art Guy page.

Hurry, though, because I need ideas before May 15th!

Thanks for playing.

Note: This is not an official contest.

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John Travolta from Pulp Fiction

 

Juneteenth Confirmed! Free Caricatures!

Mike Leuszler drawing caricatures at Harvest in the Hills.

Mike Leuszler drawing caricatures at Harvest in the Hills.

I will be drawing caricatures for free at Juneteenth in Oberlin’s Tappan Square. Juneteenth is being held on Saturday, June 14th and I will be there from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Juneteenth is an annual event devoted to the end of slavery in the United States. You can find out more about the history of the event here.

This may sound like a somber gathering to some, but it’s really a great, fun and festive time for all.

And free caricatures! What more do you ya want?

I have an event posting for this on FB.

Mark your calendar, come on down to Oberlin and get turned into a cartoon.

Follow the Fish ArtShop, Saturday April 12

Follow the Fish ArtShop Event at Lorain County Community College
at 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Stocker Arts Center at Lorain County Community College.

From the Follow the Fish Facebook Page:

“EVERYONE! -HOP ON OUR 2014 LORAIN COUNTY artSHop Trail! We are inviting YOU to Follow the Fish to the first 2014 SPRING ARTSHOP, April 12, noon – 6 pm, at Stocker Arts Center at Lorain County Community College.

“Dive right in to a memorable day of local art, music, performance, food, fun and more as we launch this series of monthly events at Stocker Arts Center. Discover and celebrate our artists, small business and the locales that make Lorain County special.”

Also, I will be doing caricatures and will have some note cards and other art available for purchase. Stop by and say, “Hi!”

Super Fun Night at the North Ridgeville Library

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Doctor Fate by Mike Leuszler

Super Fun Night at the North Ridgeville Library

Friday, April 11

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

North Ridgeville Branch Library
35700 Bainbridge Road
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
(440) 327-8326

From the N.R.L. website:

“All ages are welcome for an evening of supersized fun at the library.  Be a superhero for the evening or just enjoy stories, crafts and snacks.  Children can make a superhero cape to take home.  All ages can participate in a scavenger hunt at a time when the library is usually closed.  This program is sponsored by The Friends of the North Ridgeville Branch Library, Inc. and will kick off National Library Week.”

And I will be doing caricatures. Super caricatures. Stop by and get a freebie. With a cape.

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Batman by Mike Leuszler

Rally to the Rescue at Midway Mall

72Two_DogsAs many of you know, I love dogs. Dogs are awesome and anyone who adopts a rescue dog is doubly so.

Tomorrow, I will be at the Rally to the Rescue event at Midway Mall in Elyria, from 11 am to 4 pm, doing caricatures and promoting other things.

There will also be lots of dog-related business going on. There will be shelter representatives, doggie merchandise, and probably lots of puppies to pet and even take home.

If you’ve been hankering for a new fuzzy child to add to the family, get yourself out to the Midway Mall on Saturday, March 22nd from 11 am to 4 pm and peruse the poochies.

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Martha Jane (Long) Leuszler 1941 to 2014

My mom died tonight.

There’s no sadness, though. At least, not yet. It’s more a sense of relief than anything.

Her final months were tough.  A lifetime of smoking and other bad habits made it so that she had to take breathing treatments every four hours, all of the time.

Remember when they remodeled the Amherst Drug Mart recently? She paid for that with her prescription purchases.

She had a good life and now she’s beyond having to deal with things.

So there.

There will be no service or memorial, as per her request. If you couldn’t see her when she was here, well now’s too late. That’s probably how she would have said it.

Bye, Ma.