I had an exciting experience today. It’s Christmas, December 25th, and I’m in Quebec City. Our average December high temperatures are 15-16F. But I got a spiffy new pair of gloves for Christmas and I decided to give them a test drive. There is no snow on the ground here, which is almost a miracle. but what definitely is a miracle is that it’s over 40F here today, or 25-degrees above normal. It was warmer yesterday 🙂
And so, though my purpose was to take a walk, I couldn’t resist the thrill of doing a street sketch on Christmas day. I sat on a bench at the edge of a park and drew this little sketch of a gate across the street. The sketch is trivial and yet incredibly significant to me at the same time. Outdoor sketching on Christmas; who’da thunk it?