Okay, now we've got that out of the way, here is what I did on Christmas Day:
This is the Star Wars-themed gingerbread village in the Sheraton Hotel lobby. Tina and I popped down there to see if we could get any sketching in.
Everything else was closed, and it was too cold to sketch outdoors -- but of course, hotel lobbies never close.
But we found the displays, while fascinating and fun to look at, were far too complex to draw, and there was a constant stream of people passing in front of them.
So we looked around the lobby for other possible subjects. These glass sculptures were quite attractive -- but there was no good place to sit and again, they were a bit too complex to sketch while standing (trust me, sketching while standing for any length of time gets VERY uncomfortable!).
At last I spotted this peculiar sculpture -- a perfect subject. Interesting, not too complex, and out of the way of the Star Wars traffic.
It was made in 1982. I've no idea what it is supposed to mean or represent -- and I doubt that the number "12" refers to Seahawks' fans. The piece is titled Obelisk with Phoenix and Esoteric Symbols of Nature. Whatever it means, it was fun to draw.
Next, we headed over to check out the lobby of the