Gingerbread Village

This was the 2nd anniversary for Friday Sketchers.  We first met on Friday in December 2012 and sketched here at the Sheraton Hotel’s Gingerbread Village.  The theme this year is “Jingle All the Way”

Each year the Sheraton’s culinary team partners with top local architecture firms to design, bake and delight you with larger-than-life Gingerbread creations. The event is free to the public, with donations benefitting the JDRF Northwest Chapter.  It takes months and hundreds of hours to build these amazing Gingerbread structures.

It became quite crowded, so I only managed one sketch. I can never resist the Space Needle.  This is a portion of “I’ll be Home for Christmas”/”Santa Clause is Coming to Town”/”Christmas in the Northwest” Created by 4D Architects, Inc; Chef Jay Sardeson

Gordon and Nilda were photographed by Anthony Bolante of the Puget Sound Business Journal.  He was there to photograph the Village.  Look for the story next week in that publication!

The group with Chef David Mestl who created the Gingerbread sculpture behind us, “Oh Christmas Tree”; (Architects were Skanska).  At least 4 sketchers had already left.  (Photo by Julie, who was a volunteer with the sponsor of the Village).

More photos are here.

On the way home on the lightrail, I did a page of “floating heads”,  small portraits in pencil of people on the train.

 

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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One Response to Gingerbread Village

  1. Joan T says:

    Nice floating head sketches. You seem to have better views of people on your train than I do here. Our train seats block the views too much. Then NYC subway is better.

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