Just before everyone arrived the evening of the 23rd I went outside in the gloomy dusk and saw that our Lenten Rose/ hellebores was blooming away as though it were February. A bunch of them made a beautiful centerpiece. Earlier in the day while doing a little last minute cleaning of the bathrooms I had decided to dump the ancient seashell collection into a sinful of water to spruce it up a little. Fun to find some from the mid-eighties when we went to the Outer Banks.
I didn't do any drawing on the 25th, but on the 26th while we were all having a great and beer-filled lunch downtown at the Biergarten I sketched parts of people's lunches. Excellent walnut, pear, gorgonzola and carmelized onion pizza!
Some attempts at drawing my twin brothers while they were eating/talking/looking up at a TV screen.
The next morning we all went walking through the golden bamboo grove, and one of my brothers and I sketched the grove details. Shortly after that we checked out the chickens.
Yesterday afternoon those of us who were still together went to the Folk Art Center, and I had a great time drawing in the archives/museum section while everyone else wandered around the place. At bottom left is a dress made of homespun linsey-woolsey.
My favorite thing in the museum-- this gate with five roughly-carved figures. The whole holiday was spectacular!