Similar to the Gingerbread village, the model train village at Seattle Center’s Winterfest is a sketching nemesis. I’ve never done a sketch of either that I’ve liked. So today I mostly practiced avoidance.

I was there so early, though, that I felt I really should sketch something while I sat at a table awaiting the arrival of other sketchers. So I did a small sketch of the “King Street Station” clock tower the the model train engineer.

Still wanting to sketch in the holiday theme, I next turned to this tree decoration.

I wandered up to the “Armory Loft” to see the view of the scene from above. This amused me: the Armory logo with it’s own ribbon hanger made it look like it belonged with the holiday wreaths.

We had a large group today with some visitors. Anya is down from Alaska again!

And Juliana is from Brazil! She’s visiting for a month so hopefully we will see her and friend, Aaron, more.

The throw down.  Stephanie’s back from India!  And Eli brought his whole family… mom, dad and sister all sketched.


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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5 Responses to Winterfest

  1. alizkye says:

    Big group! Love your sketches!

  2. Thanks so much for the great sketches and photos! I really love the holiday theme. I have lately been cavorting in downtown Seattle to enjoy the decorations.

  3. Enjoying your posts very much. I have just finished my 3rd Christmas themed sketch at the airport en route to visit family. They had ‘snowflake ‘ decals on the windows and when I looked closely they were all made from airplanes!

  4. joantav says:

    You had quite a crowd of sketchers. I like how you kept the holiday them in all your sketches from the day. Nice!

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