What’s on your Thanksgiving Table? Thanksgiving is just around the bend, or shall I say, “Over the river and through the woods”…so I thought that we might indulge and paint what would be part of your Thanksgiving feast!
On our table: Down in the southern states, where we are from, we have “Dressin’”, not ever, ever called “stuffing” in the south! That’s what is in a sofa pillow! There are other foods on my table: of course, the star of the show, the golden brown turkey, two pumpkin pies, a big chocolate cake, a bowl of gravy for the dressing, lots of cranberries (although most folks just prefer the jellied cranberry sauce), dressing in a yellow pan, green beans…and then a loaded plate of dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, sliced turkey…yum, yum!
Pick out some delicious pastel colors for your foods! You may have something different than we have: shrimp, all pink and steaming in a bowl, a pork roast, even a roast chicken would be fun to paint! Don’t forget your favorite vegetables…make your Grandma happy…green peas, lots of potatoes… sweet potatoes or Irish ones…you may have some soup too in wonderful bowls! And the desserts! Wow! Lots of pies to paint: golden pumpkin pies, apple pies…oh my, I have to go find something to eat right now, I am so hungry!
You ARE the Artist
Paint up your favorites…and it would be great if you go ahead and put your favorite people in the painting too! Make this YOUR Thanksgiving dinner! YOU are the artist and if you want gumballs you may have them! Be sure you sign your name in the corner, flip the painting over and name it and date it! Show it off to your family and put it up on a wall, or the favorite place…on the front of the refrigerator in the kitchen so all can see you work!
And as you sit down on Thanksgiving Day…remember…you are blessed and you ARE an artist!
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-originally published 2014