Make Trump’s Hair Great Again!

Wow. Only just a few more days until we have a new administration in the White House! Who knew that it would be real estate / reality tv star Donald Trump!?

Many of you are outraged and many of you are thrilled. No matter what side of the political spectrum you are on, we all need to be united as Americans. What

a great way to unite than to have a good sense of humor during these trying times. That is why I am offering a DONALD TRUMP HAIRDO contest! YES!

Our new president needs a better hairdo than his current one. What better way to “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” than by starting with that hair. So…

Here is what you need to do in order to participate:

  1. Print out this image of PRESIDENT – ELECT DONALD TRUMP
  2. Create and draw him a new hairstyle
  3. Tweet me at @CathyNolanArt or post on my Facebook page CathyNolanArt with the hashtag #TrumpHair
  4. One entry per winner only and coloring is a must!
  5. One winner and winning prize will be announced on Inauguration Day Friday January 20th at 6pm EST on my FaceBook live.

If you don’t have access to social media then don’t worry! Just email me cathy@cathynolan.com titled TRUMPHAIR and I’ll gladly post your art for you!

Let the hairstyling begin!

Cathy x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN for 2017!

So it’s the end of another year. I don’t know how it was for you but for me, it was excellent! Why? I have learned so much and made so many awesome things happen for me!

So how was I able to work with so many amazing brands like ABC NEWS, WHOLEFOODS, MACYS and DICK BLICK this year? I’ll tell you…

 

I made it happen. And so can you. Here are five tips:

  1. Write down what you want to achieve. So many of us daydream (trust me, I’m a big advocate for it!) but did you know we accomplish our goals so much more by writing stuff down? It’s true! By writing our goals down, we tell the universe that clearly this is what we want.

  2. Ask yourself if you are truly ready to receive. You already wrote the goal down so now it’s time to truly ask yourself – are you really ready for this? Am I willing to be open and see what comes up for me in this flow of life? Opportunities DO appear when you are truly ready to receive them.

  3. Seek and you shall find. Jesus was spot on when he said “Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find.” Develop an awareness of what opportunities arise in your life and see how it connects with what you are wanting to achieve.

  4. Strike it when it’s hot. When an opportunity appears, that is when you must take action. Get out of your head and just do it like the Nike slogan says. When we take action, we don’t think and just do and that’s how we are able to make things happen.

  5. Connect and give thanks. When you met that new client, ask what you can do for them. How can I serve YOU? Show up, be your best and always show appreciation and give thanks for the opportunity. This helps build great relationships and repeat business. As they say, the fortune is always in the follow up! 

I hope you have enjoyed reading this and I want to wish you a great holiday season!

Cathy xo

Drawing NYC Chef David Burke on a BRICK!

So a week ago my friends and I had a mini-girls reunion on the Upper East Side’s Tavern 62 restaurant owned by famed chef David Burke. One of our friends knew the executive chef there, Ed Combs and he was kind enough to introduce us to his boss! Little did we know that we were going to have such a great time talking to Chef Burke and eating such great amazing food! One of the decors at his restaurant are these amazing himalayan salt bricks that with a sharpie pen folks can draw on. Well, I just could not resist and had to insist on drawing him on such a unique surface! First time for everything, right? Well he loved it! 🙂 In the spirit of Thanksgiving stop by here at HELP USA and read about Chef Burke’s contribution to help homeless men become chefs!

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Watch me in action here below! 

ELECTION NIGHT with ABC NEWS

Wow! What a crazy week it has been for me. Are you still recovering from last week’s presidential election? I am too! I drew for ABC NEWS non-stop having so much fun interviewing folks on who they voted for and why. That included women for Trump, Texans for Hillary and even one Gary Johnson voter! I did not get home until about 4AM and was happy that the election is over.  Many of you are upset, sad and in disbelief that Donald Trump won. I hear you and understand your pain. However, let’s see if America can rise up to the hateful rhetoric, the hurtful comments and reach across to the other side to seek and understand one another. How can we “Make America Empathetic Again?” What can YOU do TODAY with kindness to someone and make their day a bit brighter? We may not be able to change folks who chose to display bigoted, ignorant behavior. However if we choose to diffuse such harshness and bitterness and start a dialogue with one another maybe that will start the path to healing in this country.  I thank ABC NEWS for having me illustrate for them and hope we can all heal from this turbulent, crazy election year and move on. Be sure to sign up for Sheryl Crow’s #MakeItShort petition as well here: www.change.org/makeitshort

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Producers Matthew Wargo, me and David Miller

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Warming up in the mini-Oval Office with Wishpoints CEO Grace Lee

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My ONE and ONLY Gary Johnson supporter!

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Retired NY Giants football player and media personality Michael Strahan

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Drawing an old dear friend who came in from Singapore, Natalie VanderVorst

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Interviewing folks live online for ABC NEWS

ELECTION NIGHT – Meet me at The White House!

Like many Americans, I am looking forward to ending fifteen months of mud-slinging, name calling and dirty politics! We are only a few days away from the presidential election. I invite you all to meet me at The Oval Office – White House Booth on election night in Times Square New York City! Stop by to get drawn with your favorite presidential candidate – Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump! ABC News and FaceBook Live will be partnering up together and I’m so excited to be part of this amazing event! Be sure to show up early and get ready to tell me who you will be voting for and why. I also want to hear your suggestions on how we all as Americans can “Make America Empathetic Again” as well as heal the country as a whole. I look forward to seeing you there. 

If you can’t make it – no worries! You can still watch online LIVE from either www.abcnews.com/live or from their FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/ABCNews  See you there and make sure to get out and vote!!!

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Will you be watching this evening?

Last week I drew the very first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for ABC News. A black car picked me up and we whisked away driving into Manhattan to their headquarters. I was very nervous and excited about drawing live the debate and capturing the main highlights of the event. Everything went off as a huge success!

The only time when I was off the air was when I began to draw President Bill Clinton hitting on Melania Trump. I know! I know! However as a cartoonist I’m supposed to be a bit edgy and push the envelope. I quickly corrected my error and continued doing my job drawing Trump and Clinton. What I found really amusing though is when Saturday Night Live did a family feud sketch of President Bill Clinton hitting on Ivanka Trump six days later! So I was on to something. 🙂

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Anyways I loved the experience and the highlight was taking the escalators down with journalist George Stephanopolis who was intrigued by the number of times Trump was sniffling. Did you count?

So tonight is the Vice Presidential Debate between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine.  I’m honored to be drawing LIVE for ABC News again. Make sure you watch this evening at www.abcnews.com/live from 8:30pm to 11:00pm. Otherwise, you can join me at Pacific Station in Brooklyn located at 82 4th Avenue near Barclays Center! Come get drawn before the debate!

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Trump verses Clinton

Tonight is the NIGHT! America’s first presidential debate is held tonight with over 100 million viewers expected to watch!  I am honored to be DRAWING LIVE the actual highlights and events at ABC NEWS HQ located in the heart of New York City.  So be sure to tune in this evening at www.abcnews.com/live from 8:30pm EST to 11pm EST to watch me draw Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and find out how Americans react to the debate!  Be sure to tune in this evening! The world will be watching and I look forward to seeing you there! Come join me tonight! 

 

 

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Doodles for Rotary International

thumbnail_YPS_logojAbout 25 years ago, this organization Rotary International changed my life. You see, back then I was a college student I had heard from a friend about the Ambassadorial Rotary Scholarship where you get to live abroad, study and speak to Rotary Clubs in the hosting country. Well, I competed for the scholarship and I won! Since I wasn’t able to get into an art school because I did mostly cartooning, I decided to study French in France. The College International de Cannes caught my eye and I was able to study there the whole year. My Rotary Counselor Guy LeMaire and his family were wonderful hosts whom I still visit to this day. Back in the day, I was assigned to speak to many clubs along the Cote D’Azur and explain as an ambassador how Americans live in the United States. The whole experience was an amazing opportunity which changed my life. I’ve been part of Rotary throughout my life and have made life long friends through the process.

So, when the Rotary District governor asked me to do doodles for their 5 + 5 Young Professionals Summit at Bear Mountain Inn Resort, I had to say yes! 🙂

The clubs from three districts were meeting with Rotarians and non-Rotarians to discuss how to improve Rotary International and keep its membership going. I was able to actively listen to comments, concerns and suggestions while capturing their words into images and illustrations that would be humorous yet memorable. Rotary International Director Dean Rohrs of District 5040 was so pleased with the artwork that she will be hopefully presenting the artwork to Rotary Headquarters! A picture is worth a thousand words!

What’s wonderful about illustrating at conferences and meetings is that visual images can help attendees contain the information learned or topics discussed. Would you be interested in having me illustrate at your next conference or session? Then get in touch! Send me an email at cathy@cathynolan.com or fill out this page HERE. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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Guess who made it on Thumbtack Spotlight?

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What is Thumbtack? I discovered this gem of a website a few years ago where it’s a professional search engine for professionals like you who are seeking out certain skills from a talented pool of creative unique people. This website is a great way to find whatever your needs are – a photographer, magician, face painter, a caricature artist like me and much more! Read all about how I got started in this fun and crazy business right here by clicking on the image of me below. Happy reading!

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