This colorful sketch of a Christmas tree seller in Montreal beautifully captures a key image of the season.  The artist is Shari Blaukopf, a graphic designer and teacher who created a blog to help her accomplish a sketch a day.  I love the tones of her work.

Every year in Montreal these trailers pop up all over the place and someone sets up shop in a parking lot to sell Christmas trees. It was obvious after a few minutes that this tree vendor was well-loved. He greeted all his returning customers with a big hello and a handshake and I even saw someone hand him a plate of homemade cookies. Shari Blaukopf