I think I've mentioned that I try to sketch something each morning as soon as I sit down with my cup of coffee. Some times I have something in mind before I sit down, other times I just look around my desk until I find something I might want to sketch.
Last Monday morning when I was ready to sketch I saw the only holiday decoration I took to set upon my table at the Saturday Holiday Bazaar. A small unadorned fake tree.
I love the this small plain tree sitting in a beautiful sophisticated gold leaf pot. It's a small statement ... the top of the unadorned tree to the bottom of the lovely gold pot is only 14" high. Small yet a touch of sophistication.
The juxtaposition speaks to me. Plain and lovely. I think it made a lovely sketch.
Small Christmas Tree in Gold Pot, Barnes and Nobel Sketchbook, © 2012, Nancy Van Blaricom
Close up -Small Christmas Tree in Gold Pot, Barnes and Nobel Sketchbook, © 2012, Nancy Van Blaricom