It seems that some sketchers become very active during holidays and get togethers. I seem to be just the opposite and when a holiday rolls around, I find it hard to find either time or inclination to sketch.
That’s not to say I don’t sketch at all. During the two days around the Christmas holiday, I did four sketches but for me, that’s a lull. I thought I’d share a couple of them with you. They’re nothing special but they reflect the laid back way my family celebrates.
Books are a big part of our gift-giving as we all love them. The result of this, of course, is that we spend time on Christmas day listening to music and reading. Within the limits of my very limited sketching ability this is what my daughter looks like when she’s curled up at the end of the sofa, big comforter wrapped around her and her face in a book. I don’t think her nose is really that long (grin).
Christmas movies are a tradition too. We watch them, ad nauseum, throughout the holiday season. There’s Elf, Santa Clause, Santa Clause 2, Santa Clause 3, Miracle on 34th St (the old and the new), It’s a Wonderful Life, Heloise at Christmas… well you get the picture. Here’s another picture. It’s a sketch I did during one of those movies. The real thing rests on top of our Christmas tree.
In conclusion, I don’t think there could be a more laid-back Christmas than ours but we enjoy each other’s company and not having to go anywhere. And, between all the eating of too much of too many things, I did a bit of sketching. I hope you enjoyed your holiday as much as we did ours.