Time for Thanks and for Sketching

7:30 AM

Thanksgiving Sketch
Watercolor and Ink
Stillman & Birn sketchbook
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Our Thanksgiving was wonderfully relaxing this year—near bliss after the crazy weeks leading up to the holiday.

A small gathering at my brother's home. Nearly perfect weather. We were able to leave the doors open and enjoy the breeze. (It can be hot enough to run the air conditioner on Thanksgiving here in Florida!)

After dinner, I headed outside and sat by the koi pond to sketch.

I think I could have stayed all day.....

I do know I'll be going back.

Care to join me?

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8 Creative Thought(s)

  1. Why yes, I'd love to! Sounds like a lovely thanksgiving. (It was a beautiful day.) Glad you were able to relax for a bit.

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  2. I thought it was great here just because we didn't have to wear coats when we stepped outside. ha.. Love your sketch. The bonsai is beautiful.

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  3. Nice to know you had a good holiday. We had our first snow last night here in Ohio. Didn't last and today is sunny. I think I like our weather better than AC on Thanksgiving. Love this little page.

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  4. Something about water is very relaxing - glad you had a chance to relax and sketch. Nice sketch - I love the little tree. And I'd LOVE to join you!!

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  5. Lovely, peaceful sketches for Thanksgiving. What a great idea to sit beside the pond and sketch this time of year. We actually made a koi pond in our backyard that I could take advantage of .... but I'm not sure who is ahead right now regarding the koi -- my husband and I or the local herons? I just don't remember if we actually have any koi out there at the moment.

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  6. Well then, come on, KJ! Time's a' wasting!

    Thanks, Lisa, we have too much heat, you have too much cold. Too bad we can meet in the middle!

    I have to agree, Katie, it doesn't seem much like Thanksgiving when it's 90 degrees outside!

    Come on over, Cheryl! Would LOVE to have you!

    Claire! You've got a great sketching opportunity there. My brother's koi are quite large—it would take a very large bird to lift one of them out of the pond.

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  7. That sounds like a great way to spend the day! Nice sketch too. I love the way the water looks with its ripples and highlights.

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