Sometimes it’s fun to meet with friends and at this time of year it’s fairly common for me to have coffee with a friend to wish them a Merry Christmas and to chat. But there’s something special about doing that with sketcher friends and that’s just what we did Monday. Fernande, Claudette and I met at a large coffee shop, thinking it would give us more sketching opportunities than some of the smaller shops.
I think our plan would have been sound at other times of the year but this is the Christmas season and the shop was packed to the gills with people, decorations, stuff for sale and, well, it too crowded for relaxed sketching. Still, we had lots of fun chatting about sketchbooks, brush pens and life in general. And we sketched. Fernande and Claudette were more productive than I was; they always are. I get wrapped up in whatever sketch I’m doing and spend too much time on it, I fear. My way of saving paper, I guess.
Here is my Christmas sketch for 2014 – I’ve never been much for drawing Christmas ornaments for some reason, but a huge poinsettia and balloons? Yeah…that’s more my style. Merry Christmas everyone.