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Monday, November 7, 2011

Thanksgiving ~ A Creative Tuesday Entry

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The theme at Creative Tuesdays this time is Thanksgiving.
I thought I'd try my hand at drawing a cornucopia, spilling out it's bounty of
autumnal fruits and leaves. Of course I had to add some Indian Corn, flowers,
pine cones...and a bird or two! Thanksgiving is almost here! I haven't drawn up the menu yet but I did order the fresh, free range turkey. The faces around our table change every year as we look for those without a place to go, so I don't yet know who will be here or how many that will be! But that's alright since I tend to make too much food anyway. This holiday remains a favorite of mine. It's relaxed, has wonderful meaning and hasn't been ruined by commercialization. A time to count our many blessings and give thanks. I also love it when there are leftovers to last through the weekend!

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This theme is due Tuesday, November 8th.

No talent required, just some imagination. :)

53 comments:

  1. a cornucopia of goodness betsy...like the variations in texture and color in your picture...turkey day is on its way!

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving! That's a beautiful cornucopia drawing given the unique Betsy treatment! Yay!

    Take care
    x

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  3. Love the cornucopia...You are so very talented... it's so well done! I love the way you did the basket and the beautiful bird!!! I love November...your week looks like it was good - i enjoyed the November acostic.

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  4. Thanks, Heather! That means a lot coming from you, dear! :) Yes, I had a good week...a slower, quieter one...which I needed! :)

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  5. Look absolutely nice Betsy, so maybe I can posted my tomorrow?? I will comment something in your postbefore Betsy!
    Love your Creative Tuesday! gloria

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  6. beautiful so much detail,, you worked hard on this,, perfect for Thanksgiving,

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  7. Gloria ~ yes, you can post whenever you want. Then when he puts the Mr. Linky up on Tuesday, you can sign up then. Don't be nervous! I'm sure it will be great. :)

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  8. thanks, laurie. I love it when you REAL artists like my drawings! ha.

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  9. So pretty, Betsy!!
    Are you going to post your recipe for baking turkey? I'm already stressing over cooking it!!

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  10. nanny ~ well, I never thought of doing that, but I guess I could. Although a fresh turkey cooks differently than others. I'm actually thinking of roasting it breast-down this year. It doesn't come out as pretty, but I guess it's juicier that way. Can't really decide, though, since I love a beautiful presentation. ha.

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  11. Your sketches get more and more detailed. Excellent!

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  12. This is excellent work. Well done and yes Thanks giving is a wonderful day to celebrate the blessings we receive every day even when we forget to give thanks
    Hope it makes up for the whole year lol

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  13. While I am a tad (ok...alot) envious of your wonderful talent and I am thankful you share it for us to enjoy!

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  14. Mighty tasty looking and inspirational. Knew the birds would be there.
    QMM

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  15. Just beautiful, Betsy...What a wonderful way to say "Thanksgiving"

    I'm thankful for your love and friendship!

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  16. Our mutual friend Mr. Fox thinks very highly of you. I am now following you, and I hope you follow me. Today Lola has a very romantic poem on WOMEN: WE SHALL OVERCOME.

    Love,
    Lola

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  17. Wow you really went all out
    Making everything in the cornucopia float about
    Seems to hold a lot of things
    You certainly give Thanksgiving wings
    Even if you guys down below are a tad slow
    As been there done that already at our Canadian show..haha

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  18. Pat ~
    Yeah, you guys celebrate it better
    with no black Friday endeavors!
    Not that I participate
    I'm home putting leftovers on my plate!
    haha.

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  19. LOLA ~ wow, how nice of you to visit! I'll come and check out your poem! :)

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  20. So... how long does it take for you to create one of your drawings?
    Another Masterpiece Betsy, with lots of color.

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  21. Christine ~ longer than the real artists! lol...
    It takes me a couple of hours to draw and a couple more to color.
    And I usually don't do both of those steps in one day.

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  22. Beautiful cornucopia!! I like number seven on your thankfulness list. :)

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  23. Betsy, your cornucoppia is GORGEOUS!! Love all the colors and detail.

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, too, for all the same reasons! blessings ~ tanna

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  24. that's beautiful! you are so talented.

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  25. So pretty Betsy! I am hungry for all the good things that come this time of year!

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  26. Betsy, I finish my post if you want see! tell me anything if are something wrong!! gloria

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  27. This is so cute, Betsy, and the details when you enlarge it are just wonderful. I keep telling you, a reality TV show, "Betsy Can Make It All" would be so much better than all the stuff on TV right now!

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  28. OMG Betsy I dont understand THESE PART, OMG, Well, I tried really I tried. Not matter. thanks Betsy. gloris

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  29. well anyway is a thanksgiving pie!

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  30. Betsy can you mail me please???xx

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  31. Gloria ~ it's a gorgeous pie! I want a slice! haha. Don't worry...you can join in another time! :)

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  32. Anita ~ aw, thanks...you're so cute. Not sure who would watch that....

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  33. Amen! Thanksgiving Day is a time to remember all our national and personal blessings form God :-)

    Take care and have a nice day :-)

    BTW, thanks for your recent comment on My Blog :-)

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  34. hi
    love the new blog picture and your november blog header!
    Also, yes, i love making turkey hands!!! glad you noticed that on the signature! :) xo

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  35. What a beautiful bounty, wonderful details you've captured!

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  36. Well, That's a beautiful cornucopia drawing given the unique Betsy treatment! Great work you did for thanksgiving and I hope you enjoyed lot for paper playing.

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  37. Oh my goodness, you have a menagerie. I was just reading your side bar about what made your month good. Lovely. Just lovely.

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  38. Hi Betsy,

    Just wanted to let you know that some of us think you too are a "real" artist. As long as there are others who enjoy your art then you are a real artist.

    Not sure where you find the time, but dang it woman do you ever sleep?

    You accomplish more in a day than I do in a week.

    You are right about Thanksgiving being such a wonderful holiday. I am sure if they could find a way for us to spend more money on it then I am sure they would. But I think it is safe because if we were spending a lot of money on Thanksgiving then we would have less for Christmas. And since we all want to keep the economy going, we just keep spending and spending. Really big sigh!!!

    God bless.

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  39. Beautiful work...all the colors of fall and perfect for the theme of Thanksgiving!

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  40. Your illustration in so colourful. There is so much going on yet all the elements have lovely detail

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  41. So cute! Love the cornucopia, and it's a beautifully rendered tribute to Thanksgiving (-: The little bird is adorable.

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  42. A wonderful cornucopia...so much detail makes it very special. And, of course, I love that you have included a bird in with all the bounty. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  43. This is beautiful Betsy with so much detail and colour. I love the birds and the half hidden words. Very clever.

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  44. This is beautiful Betsy with so much detail and colour. I love the birds and the half hidden words. Very clever.

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  45. Your drawing is beautifully done, Betsy! It would make a lovely card.

    I cooked Thanksgiving dinner for over 30 years for my extended family but the baton has been passed to a nephew and his wife who want to host for the first time as they just bought a big house that has lots of room compared to my small house. I am just making a few sides for them. It will feel very strange not to be cooking up a storm but I'll appreciate not having all the "clean up and put away" chores afterward ;)

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  46. What a lovely post, both illustration and your wonderful message. How fortunate are your friends and family to be surrounded by such warmth and giving.

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  47. oh my lands... I was wanting to do this drawing, but couldn't see it.. you did a marvelous job, Betsy; and yes... you do have grandma's DNA... :)

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  48. This is a beautiful cornucopia, Betsy - so wonderfully colorful (and I'm so glad you found a way to incorporate your signature birds!)

    I'm sure your Thanksgiving meal will be amazing :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  49. I so agree with you abou this holiday, Betsy. My fave too..though, admittendly, not as muc these days now over the last few years due to all the changes I've had to go through.

    But, as it is, this is a wonderful piece. one of your best I think. honestly, this MUST have taken you AGES and AGES! It's really detailed and has everything in it I would expect and some pleasant surprises too.

    "I haven't drawn up the menu yet"
    --but can;t you just use this for the cover then? :)

    Do your triplets even eat the meal? I think they do the mash, right?

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