Friday, November 28, 2014

A season of gratitude

Yesterday was Thanksgiving. We spent the day together packing the upstairs of our house  since we are moving around New Year's. It's the only time we really had to make a concerted effort to get things packed. So we popped the turkey in early, along with the stuffing. At 4 PM we sat down to a simple dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing and a fresh spinach salad.

I didn't get much done this week in terms of painting as we are also leaving on vacation Tuesday (planned long before the house move). So here is my work in progress. I painted it from a photo reference I found on Google Images. It still has a long ways to go with the leaves and background - but it's getting there.

I'm so thankful for the instructors that teach me art - - - and I also appreciate those in class with me for all their encouragement and comments. I'm also thankful for people who stop by to see the blog and give me feedback on my work. THANK YOU.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Paint Party Friday / Friday Sketches!
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I think workshops, art groups, blogs and linky parties are all so important to help and guide us on our artistic journey. Inspiration can come from many places ;D
    Your painting is progressing nicely but I wonder how you are finding time with so much happening around you. I've moved more times than I care to remember so have vivid memories of just how all consuming relocating can be.
    Good luck with it all and enjoy that holiday.
    Happy PPF too

    1. Hi Nessie! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Painting grounds me midst all the craziness of moving. The only thing in my studio that isn't packed are my Twinkling H20s and water color pencils and of course several sketchbooks.

  2. Your berries are wonderfully seasonal and I love your vibrant colour choices.

  3. Love your work in progress Telva, enjoy your holiday. Happy PPF, Annette x