Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas Sketch-Party

Last Sunday was SketchCrawl North's Xmas Sketch-Party.

I invited everyone over to my place for the afternoon. I made sure all the Christmas trimmings were up and the dining table was dressed with candles and crackers etc, but everyone who came brought food and drink contributions, so I didn't have to spend days in the kitchen beforehand.

We loaded the table with all the goodies, then stuffed as many people as we could into the dining room. This was quite an early photo. Both the table and the room got much fuller as time went on, with people perching their bottoms on every surface! 

They all sat around nibbling at the food, but also drawing it and each other. As yet more people arrived, the overflow tucked themselves into the living room. 

The sketch below is me in the living room (painted by Kerry Davies), sketching the image above. Because I was playing host (and because John had selfishly gone out, and so abandoned his kettle duties) I only got these two little drawings done, with my watercolours and Inktense watercolour pencils. Between taking coats, making tea and popping food in and out of the oven, I seemed to be constantly on the move, but it was still really good fun to hang out with friends old and new.

If you would like to see some of the other sketches, look at our website.

As we are in festive mode, this is probably a good time to wish all my readers a thoroughly merry Christmas. I hope you all have a not-too-stressful Christmas D
ay (!) and enjoy your holidays. Here's looking forward to an exciting New Year full of interesting possibilities and fun encounters!


Sue Pownall said...

The two sketches you did are lovely.

Merry Christmas to you & John.

Lynne the Pencil said...

Thanks Sue. You too x

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Lynne!! Thanks for such an excellent and helpful blog!! -- Jill, from California

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Merry Christmas Lynne, what a wonderful party you had… have a fabulous holiday with your family… and a Happy New Year full of art in 2014.