four canine children who can't be left alone for three days and would not really be welcome romping around the art expo venue. Some gallant male artist friends helped me get those
folding doors set up and then yesterday, repacked into my truck.
I did several quickie portrait sketches over the weekend and yesterday morning a man came
to my table and asked if I would be averse to doing a portrait of Santa Claus. "Why would I?" I replied. Santa is as entitled as anyone to get sketched if he has the $15! (Everyone was giving
me $20 for their sketches...knowing that they were STILL getting a real bargain). So Santa came
in the afternoon and sat for his portrait sketch. He was a big hit with the other show goers.
The musicians that played on stage during the weekend enjoyed him too but were not inclined to
break into "Jingle Bells" thank goodness. It is still a BIT early! But I posed with Santa to prove to any skeptics that I really did do Santa's portrait(!) and darn it, my chipmunk cheeks are showing...