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We Had to Come to the Sierra Mountains to See Snow

We are in South Lake Tahoe for the week, and I was finally able to walk in the snow this year.  I took a long walk yesterday morning through Heavenly Village - when the snow was so heavy that the mountains disappeared from view.  I stopped in the Marcus Ashley Art Gallery when I looked almost like the abominable snowman in my white parka, and found a fabulous Dr. Seuss Art Collection.


When I was asked if I had any questions, I confessed that my only question was "Can I sketch one of these fabulous little figures?"  Not only was sketching permitted, but the Cat in the Hat was put in the viewing area and I was offered a mimosa, or wine, or coffee while I sat and drew the figure!  It was 11:30 AM, so I declined the alcohol!

Here is the Cat in the Hat I loved:



And here is my quick sketch - in pieces because I had a small sketchbook:



Finally, here is the view from our window this AM - with more snow expected tonight: 



So THIS is where they're hiding all the snow???

Hi Shirley,

I am snowed in and attempting book-binding a sketchbook while I let some watercolor sketches dry...and the snow melt. I am using your tutorial. Your instructions are so thorough and easy to follow. Thank you for taking the time to post them. We'll see how my book turns out...


You've really captured the winter wonderland!

I love your cat in the hat, too!

It sounds so wonderful. glad you had a good time. The cat in the hat sketch is terrific and right on. I guess it never hurts to ask. Thanks for that lesson.

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