Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Another scene at the end of my sister's lane.  This lone cow begs
for a picture in this perfect composition.   I hurried and snapped
this picture from the car window.  I might add while safely at a stop sign.

Some leftovers awaiting someone years ago at
my mom's house.  I can't believe I did not take more pictures
on Thanksgiving Day, pictures with family.

Norman Rockwell,  November 24, 1945

This illustration usually does not come to mind when one thinks
of the Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving illustration.

I like this one.  A sentence about this scene:  In this instance the emotions
that have welled up in both mother and son take them beyond words.  Just
being together in the same room is all the communication that is needed.

I think this one is my favorites now depicting Thanksgiving.

This is a great one and the one that most often comes to mind when we
think of a Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving. 

May my blog readers and friends have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving today.


Clint said...

Wonderful. I'm sitting here surfing the web while my mom---still in her bath robe---reads Cormac McCarthy's "Suttree" on the sofa. It's a beautiful Thanksgiving morning in Knoxville, sunny and clear...

Your Thanksgiving breakfast was incredible---scrambled eggs, sausage balls, cheese grits and orange slices. All my mom could say at the table as she wolfed it down was "Ummmmmm, Ummmmmm, Ummmmmm....."

Shady Del Knight said...

It's hard to believe you snapped that marvelous picture in a hurry at a stop sign. It's such a pleasing and nicely balanced composition that I would have guessed you used a tripod and agonized over it for a half hour like my dad would have done.

I love that first Rockwell, the mother and son Thanksgiving portrait. You are so right. Their expressions say it all and a picture is worth a thousand words.

Cindy, I feel blessed to have found a wise, witty and wonderful friend like you this past year. I wish you and Clint and your entire family a joyous Thanksgiving!

Carol Blackburn said...

Happy Thanksgiving Clint and Cindy, blessings to you and yours.

Shelly said...

I love all of these pictures! What warm feelings!

Sara G said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Cindy Ellison said...

Tom ~ Hope you and your family enjoyed your time together and that Thanksgiving was a wonderful day for you all! Thank you, I am blessed, too, to have such a faithful, loyal, funny and entertaining friend! BTW, I am heading over next to the Dell, I think you had said you were were going to have a new post today. We are heading south for a few days, if my comment is shorter please don't think anything about it. It's hard to get online there and I am not sure I have mastered my new phone enough to leave a comment. I'll see :-) Thanks for taking time from your holiday to leave me a comment!

Carol ~ I appreciate you stopping by on this busy day, thank you! I hope you all had a joyful Thanksgiving!

Shelly ~ Thank you, I always think of that one particular Rockwell image during this time of year. Hope you and your family had a wonderful day!

Sare G ~ How sweet of you to leave me a greeting on this special day! I hope you and your family are doing fine and enjoyed the day!

Emma said...

A belated Happy thanksgiving Cindy! I really wish we celebrated it here! My family in the US always tell us about their yummy food on Thanksgiving!

I hope you had a great time with your family! xx

Anonymous said...

Had a wonderful Thanksgiving and it appears that you and Clint also had a wonderful time. Yummy good food! It is all over for me back to work tomorrow ...but thankful I work from home on Monday and Tuesday so I do not have to go into the office until Wednesday...Happy Day my new friend....

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
I am glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with your dear family, sweet Cindy.
Thank you for stopping by my site, and writing your awesome comments!! Thank you for your kind advice about the oil paintings!!
I did not buy them after all...
I love your Art, your portraits, your photos!!
You indeed, have the heart of an artist.
I highly appreciate talents in all forms, which are gifts straight from God.
Thank you, Cindy for sharing your wonderful artistic talents with the whole world!!
God keeps blessing you, and those you love.
All the best,
Poet Starry Dawn.

Karen Kyle Ericson said...

Very nice! Norman Rockwell is one of my favorite artists : ) We got to visit his studio in Massachusetts. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Cindy Ellison said...

Emma ~ It was so good to see you here, thank you for stopping by. I am going back to your blog and comment, I was so taken with your Bonnie and Clyde inspiration. There was some kind of interruption here before I could comment. Thank you again, Emma!

Rhonda ~ It's wonderful that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I think Clint ate the last of the turkey this morning. I can only eat it for about two days :-). I think that is a blessing you can work at home two days a week. I hope the rest of your week goes smoothly, thank you, Rhonda, and I am blessed to have you as a new friend!

Starry Dawn ~ I sure hope you are much better, I need to check out your latest post and see if you have left any updates. You are so kind and thoughtful, thank you for your sweet words.

Karen ~ How I would love to visit Norman Rockwell's studio. I wonder if any of his old art supplies are still sitting around, I would love to see what all he used. Yes, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I admit I am still recovering. Clint was on the road driving 16 hours, I was on part of the trip. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I need to see your latest work! Thank you, Karen.