Monday, October 8, 2012

Pumpkin and Maple Leaves

It was a long weekend in Canada for our Thanksgiving holiday.  I worked for almost all of it on my arts and crafts show that I need to make a delivery to on Wednesday. You'd think I would learn. I have participated in this show for 18 years. I have missed part of every Thanksgiving weekend during all those years because of last-minute preparations for the show. No matter what I have prepared, I always think I can add a little more. Trust me, I'm not that much fun to be around on Thanksgiving.

But I am really happy with what I have prepared. I have new cards and new framed prints of my work. I am particularly happy with some small framed prints I did this weekend.  I am not finished. Tomorrow will be a very long day, but I knew I needed to do something today to make me and my family feel a little more like it was Thanksgiving. So I extracted myself from the computer and show preparations at 5:00 p.m. and made a pumpkin pie. It was delicious. We ate it warm with whipped cream. Definitely something to feel thankful for.

Chloé arranged the table for dinner. The 'martini' in the background is cranberry juice with a blackberry floating in it.

My 'Maple Leaves' print had an exciting weekend. It was featured on Etsy's Facebook page on Saturday and was posted on their Twitter feed on Sunday. What a thrill.  A tear-worthy thrill.

I added a Maple Leaves card to my shop this weekend.
It's one of the cards I've created for the arts and crafts show coming up next weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.



(In the photo at the very top: my pumpkin pie, a pumpkin bought from a local charity drive, cinnamon sticks and a Bookhou tea towel.)

8 comments:

  1. Yay Kathleen, congrats!! Your work is lovely. I hope you did manage some fun during Thanksgiving anyway;-)

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    1. Thanks Annamaria. Well, the dinner was good last night. :)

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  2. Your pumpkin pie looked awesome, and so does the maple leaves painting ! Congrats on the exposure ! :)
    Sorry this show means it's a bunch more stressful for you right now. May it be over soon.
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Sonia. Oh, the pie was so good. I woke up thinking of it. :) I will feel better tomorrow once everything has been delivered. Plus then, I can't add anything more. I'm really looking forward to painting again. Studio cleanup first though. It's a danger zone.

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  3. Oh the pumpkin pie looks so good, I've never tried it? Does it travel well??? :)))) The maple leaves are beautiful, deserving of their fame, hope it all goes so well with the show, do you have to be there too? Anyway, hope it's great. We've just been on a wood walk, all autumnal feeling now, I managed to get some acorns and leaves, I quite fancy sketching these. Hope the stress is soon off, try and enjoy it, I'm sure you'll be pleased with the results!:)

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    1. You should try pumpkin pie. I'm going to include a slice with your print, okay? :) It's a lovely time of year. I look forward to getting back to painting. I hope you do sketch your autumn finds.

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  4. autumn is really tickling our retinas this year , isn't it
    your maple print is gorgeous

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    1. I had to drive out to the West Island yesterday to deliver my things for a craft show and was admiring the leaves everywhere. So pretty. I have been gathering leaves the past few weeks but have had no time to paint. They are all kind of crinkly now but I might do a painting of them that way (even though there are fresh ones right outside the door). I love this time of year and always come back from walks with something in my hands.

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