thanksgiving and arts and crafts

handprint-turkey-tweak-blogHappy (American) Thanksgiving*!  I have made you a traditional Thanksgiving art/craft, the handprint turkey.  The conventional media for this form are construction paper, wax crayon and white glue, but this one is executed in brush pen over pencil on yellow legal pad.

*Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States with a historical background that doesn’t stand up well to modern interpretations.  Today it combines aspects of the harvest festival, a family reunion and/or gathering of friends, and the opening of the annual holiday shopping blitz.  It is usually celebrated with some combination of a feast (which often includes traditional dishes which are eaten only at this meal), hanging out/drinking/watching sports on television and hitting the sales for pre Black Friday bargains.  Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the American Holiday Season: many of us are fairly festive right through the New Year.

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