Barbara is happy to work outdoors in most weather. She does require a tent with at least two side panels to work in rain and/or wind. In dry, sunny weather, shade from trees will suffice. If no trees, then a tent or some other shelter is required.
Yes, during speeches. She doesn’t like to draw attention from the speaker. She will work during meals, but appreciates if the host will let guests know they should take a five minute break from eating to have their caricature drawn. (She likes to keep busy!)
She suggests that clients announce her location and hours. It sometimes helps to “prime” shy guests by bringing over the first subject to get the momentum started. Barbara wants to draw as many attendees as possible.