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Sept. 22: Columbia City

Monday, December 19, 2016

Pacific Place

Once I arrived at the Pacific Place mall,  I realized they did not have as many holiday decorations as in past years.  I had been looking forward to sketching the oversized nutcracker statues but they weren't there!

I settled in at the cafe to sketch the view of "Joy".  These large, red, block letters seem to be "the thing" this year as my local mall has them, too.  Then started a succession of children posing on it for their parents.  Some were probably on their way to meet Santa, who was upstairs.  I managed to catch these two little girls in red dresses. In the background is Suzanne, sketching.

I wandered the 4 floors, looking for another sketch subject.  I finally settled on "Give".
Mall visitors were encouraged to post a selfie with it to be entered into a contest.

Sharing sketches and our group photo:

Happy Holidays and see you in the New Year!    It's been a wonderful year sketching with this wonderful group of artists and I look forward to 2017 with you all! 

(except for the Friday Ad Hoc group.... see you on the 30th!)


  1. Great capture of those kids at the Joy!


  2. Glad to be sharing Joy, Love and Peace with you all one sketch at a time.
    - Roy