Friday, November 25, 2011


I've managed to go 26 years without having to contribute to Thanksgiving dinner.
I've always felt like I'd pull a Rachel Greene with the Traditional English Trifle. "Wait! I wasn't supposed to put beef in the trifle?!?!?"

Normally, I take on the responsibility to make the place cards. Here's one from a couple years ago, but this year I felt the urge to actually bake something.  Never the less, I still made place cards which I'll post soon!

Right: A Macy's Thanksgiving Day Float illustration that I did while I worked for Versimark. We were trying to do the google holiday concept for the company that we were promoting at the time.
I don't think he ever saw the light of day.
The colourful turkey at the bottom of the post was another attempt.
Here's my attempt at a Mixed Berry Pie.
"What's there not to like?"
It was alright, if I do say so myself.  I just really had my mind made up and wanted to make the basket top. That urge could have been satisfied with taking a basket weaving class, but I chose to channel that desire into this pie. Maybe next year, I'll take a stab at making a trifle though.

Here are a few pages from a little Hallmark book I discovered at the library. I found the illustrations by Asterio Pascolini quite similar to the illustrations in the Little House on the Prairie series. Don't you agree? The book is filmed with meaningful quotes from the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson & Abraham Lincoln.
I love that it even includes Psalm 8

O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!  Who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

I hope my readers had a joyous Thanksgiving.


  1. Lol I love that episode, who am I kidding I love all of the Friends shows, but that was a classic.

  2. Jana! This is such a coincidence! Somebody mentioned Jacques Cousteau to me, and I totally was like: "I have no idea who that is. But my friend blogged about that name the other day..." And so I had to look it up. So, thank you for teaching me something and/or making me seem not completely clueless! :) P.S. Congrats on the sold-out show. I'm still trying to find a way to wrangle up a ticket.


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