For Day 26 I'm celebrating that uniquely American (U.S.) holiday we call Thanksgiving. Admittedly my favorite holiday of the year, there is no pressure to give gifts like on Christmas or Valentine's Day, and it's often the time immediate families get together because they usually spend time with their own family at Christmas.
Today I'm giving thanks.
I'm giving thanks because I'm grateful for all my friends who take the place of family who are no longer with me.
And special thanks go to my loyal internet friends, followers, and readers. In many ways, you too have become my family.
I'm showing special thanks to all the friends I've made at Art Journal Journey with Suzi as host, who I'm joining with my take on autumn colors. I'm also thankful for Moo-Mania and More because they were the first challenge group I ever joined and created art for. This fortnight their theme is layers, and I seem to have lots of those.
This tribute to Thanksgiving was created starting with a book cover to which I added scrapbook paper, handmade (by me) paper, a dictionary page, a tag, a paper doily, fancy fibers, and various silk and natural leaves and flowers. I scrunched the tag, then added pigment ink to the high parts, after which I stamped (yes, as shocking as it may be) the words onto the tag. This is where my art is displayed for the Thanksgiving celebration. It will sit among the desserts on this Hoosier type free standing kitchen cabinet.
Art Journal Journey and Moo-Mania and More, this is Day 26 of AEDM. Only four more days and I'll have actually made it through Art Every Day Month.
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