Monday, November 20, 2006

Thanksgiving Memories


Thanksgiving- Illustration Friday prompt for Nov. 17.
(Colored pencil )
When I saw that the prompt was "Thanksgiving" I have to admit I thought that there would be a million cornucopias and pilgrims. I couldn't imagine what I would do since I hate being repetitive. Then I remembered a conversation I had with my mother recently about the holidays and family. You see her mom and dad passed away some years back along with uncles and aunts, and the only sibling she had was killed in a fight. Her family is gone. She has a nephew living thousands of miles away with his family but they never visit. So the holidays are tough. I was telling her living seven hours away from my family wasn't easy either. Most of my friends live in other states and I don't get to see them either. Not that I could compare to what she must be feeling.
Anyway, I got to thinking...Thanksgiving can be about memories of loved ones passed on as well as those who are over seas serving in Iraq or even friends and family in other states. So to you Mom, all my friends and family I have lost over the years, and to my friends and family who are too far to see this holiday season...Thanks for giving me the memories of a lifetime!

14 comments:

Alina Chau said...

musical and enchanting!

Sean Carter said...

Thanksgiving does bring about a lot of memories....we tend get nostalgic on this very occasion....and of course it is a time for harmony....on this note do visit my Thanksgiving Blog sometime and share some of the Thanksgiving spirit and joy with all of us....have a great time!!!!!

Michelle Lana said...

very nice! sweet illo!

Babe in the Woods said...

Ellen this is wonderful. I too have lost most of my family and my children are in other states. We retired to an area where we have no one and the people out here are distant. But we are taking a short trip at Thanksgiving to be with my in-laws so we will have a very good Thanksgiving. I too have wonderful memories and cherish them, I think that is part of Thanksgivings meaning.

Wonderful drawing and the sentiment with it. Thank you for droping by, you are always welcomed.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

michael dailey said...

love this, the pic conveys ur feelings wonderfully. and i lov ur comments too, have a great thanksgiving.

Michelle Lana said...

Thanks for stopping by - I forgot to mention: I love what you wrote...and I totally understand as well. My oldest brother passed 2 months ago and it's very hard, esp. during the holidays. a great tribute this illo! Great work!

garth said...

great tribute to what is really important in our lives. very touching.

platinum blonde said...

great work. i love the colors & those flowers & butterflies! haha my first thought was also turkey and cornucopias. this topic definitely forces you to be more creative & i love that everyone as usual is thinking outside the box! :)

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Now how ever did you get to your age 250? I love your artwork, lovely drawing

Lois said...

I agree! Thanksgiving really is about memory isn't it. Nice sentiment and illustration.

andrea said...

This is charming -- and I love your take on "Smoke".

wynlen said...

Beautiful, and I like the idea behind it.

Anette
www.wynlen.no

ValGalArt said...

This is a well thought out illo! I love the sentiment as well as the colours, movement and all the smiles! Great work Ellen!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

I really enjoy when your art tells stories with so much detail

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