Saturday, November 27, 2010

Our Thanksgiving Celebration


Our Thanksgiving Celebration
Originally uploaded by PJBee
Rob and I have lived away from our families a lot. We were able to travel to them a good part of the time but when we couldn't we kept the Thanksgiving tradition alive and well in our own home.

This year I decided to record the way we spend our celebration.  What really prompted me to try this was the pumpkin pie.  I baked it Wednesday and it looked soooo yummy when it came out of the oven.  I used my favorite pie plate made in western NY by the Wizard of Clay. I've had this pie plate for years and every pie I've ever made comes out extra stunning. It must be the way the clay reacts to the oven heat.

The fruit cup, sweet potatoes and butternut squash were already cooked but, I decided it would be better to leave them in their raw form. Thankfully, the turkey must rest for 30 minutes before carving.... plenty of time for a sketch :)

I finished up the page today, choosing the font for the title and recording our day's activities around the border. To me, this looks as warm and happy as our day.  I hope your celebrations brought great joy and blessings, too!




12 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving... lovely page, it would make a great greeting card.

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  2. This page is delightful. What a wonderful way to record a memory of your special meal and tradition. I really like the combination of text and image in this page.

    By the way ... what type of pen did you use for the lettering of your title?

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  3. Thank you, Claire! Actually, the title calligraphy is done with a watercolor pencil with a touch of micron pen for the very thin lines.

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  4. Beautiful!!! I have many Wizard of Clay pieces- they are the best. Your painting is beautiful, love the words.

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  5. Thank you, Carol! I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  6. You've captured the happy and joy of Thanksgiving, Pam! This turned out exceptionally well.

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  7. That sketch is wonderful--makes me hungry just looking at it. I am glad your Thanksgiving was good.

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  8. What a lovely and inviting work of art! Thank you for sharing your Thanksgiving feast with us!

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