anonyrrie: Illustration Friday - Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Illustration Friday - Thanksgiving


I wasn't going to post anything this week, but driving home late this afternoon, I passed a huge flock of turkeys who were foraging in the undergrowth on either side of the road. I was able to get several quick pictures of these impressive creatures before they ran for cover into the woods. I imagine that if they were to give thanks, it would be for being left to run wild instead of ending up on a platter.

Our Thanksgiving menu (which never includes turkey) will probably be something like this:

~ winter squash soup with fried sage leaves and peppercorn pecorino
~ spring greens with artichoke hearts and greek olives
~ some kind of delicious crusty bread
~ wild mushroom risotto with potatoes
~ fennel and brussels sprouts with toasted walnuts
~ cranberry and orange relish
~ pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream
~ Mer Soleil California Chardonnay
~ espresso by Jol...yum!

I hope everyone - those who celebrate this holiday and those who don't - has a lovely week. I'm going back into hiding so I can get all my paperwork done and have the long weekend free for painting and such.

(photoshop)

31 Comments:

Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

Nice photoshop work. They better keep running though, there's still time.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Brine Blank said...

"I teach literature, writing, and film study... a job I truly enjoy. But it's somewhat ironic that my chosen profession has taken me away from doing the things I've always loved to do just for myself: writing and drawing and thinking out loud."

Before I started teaching I thought I would have MORE time to do the things I love! It takes twice as much effort to keep in touch with those things that also help to make a great teacher (and I say you probably fall into that category because you are doing something to keep from getting 'you' lost). It is easy to disappear in all of the 'politics and pooh' that go along with the job that people that aren't involved don't really understand. Good luck and hope to see more out of you!

9:49 PM  
Blogger michael dailey said...

nice enhancement of ur photo and ur menu sounds good too

10:31 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Lovely photo Carla. I recall seeing some of these guys zipping back and forth throught the forest while hiking a few weeks ago. It was amazing just how sppedy and swift they were--like miniature dinosaurs almost. It was great but they were way too fast for my camera. Anuhow, hope you have a great one and save some pie and icecream for me!

10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice photo, Carla! At first I thought they were the fake, fabric turkeys that blow in the wind. You know, the lawn ornaments? And oh, your menu makes me hungry!

11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how life plays out...you just happened to see turkeys! Everything happens for a reason, after all! Excellent photo. Hope you have a nice relaxing Thanksgiving!

12:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful! i love the warm autumnul color scheme! your thanksgiving dinner sounds delicious!

1:31 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Love the warmth golden Autumn feel!! Lovely piece!

2:38 AM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Very nice!

8:10 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

I love the rustic look you gave the photo. You actually have wild turkeys? I didn't know they still existed. (Where's my dinner invitation?)

10:14 AM  
Blogger mrs. b. said...

how wonderful that you could just happen upon these animals, what a great place you live in! just a wonderful image, have a wonderful thanksgiving!

4:57 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Carla what a great photo you got of the turkeys. Love what you did in photoshop.

Andrea made me laugh thinking there were no more wild turkeys. We have them everywhere here.

You and Jol have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

8:16 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Many thanks for your thoughtful, insightful and generous support. I guess you are a family of vegetarians and that is wonderful. Somehow I enjoy meat, but if I think too much about it, I wonder why. Whatever you eat, on Thursday or any given day, I wish you pure happiness.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

It sounds delicious. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Carla and family!

9:02 PM  
Blogger creative kismet said...

Your thanksgiving menu sounds so wonderfully yummy. It's nice to see some turkeys running around free. My little boy told me yesterday that it would be so much better if turkey's could talk, then they could tell everyone that they don't want to be eaten! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. enjoy your long weekend!

12:09 AM  
Blogger isay said...

so yummy menu!
and to you, too. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loveones!

2:32 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Beautiful colours you've captured / used.

Your menu sounds great I hope you have a wonderful meal and great long weekend making plenty of art!

5:03 AM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Hmmmm yummy Carla!

This photo is terrific and reminds me of the wild turkeys that parused around the woods encapsulating the house I grew up in.

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

6:36 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Wild turkeys running amok in Connecticut! This story and photo made me smile. Your menu sounds fabulous (and healthful but for the ice cream). Hope you get that quiet time you're wishing for. I look forward to seeing any creations you make this weekend! :-)

5:52 PM  
Blogger melba said...

Carla,
I hope you have a wonderful holiday and really enjoy the weekend. Your menu sounds yummy. One day you will have to pass me along your brussel spourts recipe (please). They are one of Sean's favorite vegetables so we eat them often, but always the same way...just with a bit of butter and garlic.

Take care!
XOXO,
Melba

8:23 AM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Ah, so living in Turkey Land you eat only the good stuff. The stuffing and the veggies! And yes, the pumpkin pie.

Your turkey image is wonderful.

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Happy T-day! said...

I would love a recipe for your squash soup and fried sage leaves. That sounds delicious to me.

12:33 AM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

I am so happy to come by here and have a slice of pumpkin pie!! Thank you/merci!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

3:14 PM  
Blogger kj said...

terrific photo, carla. your menu made me wish i, along with andrea, were sitting at your dining table.

enjoy the weekend. it's great to have time, isn't it?!

10:05 PM  
Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

ohhhh that does sound divine!

3:10 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Carla, this is a kill! I havent ever seen a turkey in real life, that would be really strange! Beautiful photo! Hope all is going well! Things are great here - was juried into my first show which is really exciting! It isnt til next summer but it is a HUGE one! I have so much work to do! Will still stop by to check on you! Hope you are getting some time to paint!

12:43 AM  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

Stunning picture, and that menu sounds amazing (I'm veggie too)!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Ces said...

Oh yummy, I missed that Thanksgiving dinner. it sounds fanstastically delicious and so avant garde.

4:14 PM  
Blogger kj said...

carla, just want to say thank you for visiting my blog. i consider it an honor.

you are correct about my location. i would welcome coffee, tea or lunch anytime!

:)

4:54 PM  
Blogger Ian T. said...

This topic meant nothing to most of the world, but your turkey picture is darling - it looks hand-tinted.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

mmmm that menu sounds wonderfull. a meal you can stand up and still walk after eating.

beautiful!

11:44 PM  

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