Giving Thanks

It’s late afternoon on Tuesday, the eve of the eve of Thanksgiving, my absolute favorite holiday all year.

I am yearning to take a few days off, gorge on turkey and all the fixings (or as they say here in Houston, the fixins’) and vedge out for a few days. I have no plans except spend some quiet time at home, continue moving my studio upstairs, and haul out the holiday decorations. (And hey, if I can swing a ticket to the New England Patriots-Texans game on Sunday…all the sweeter!)


Thankfully today I had a little visitor come to my office for a short while. Her name is Emily, and she is my coworker Rose Reyes’ six-year-old granddaughter. Emily wanted to join me for “arts and crafts” and although I had stored all of my Open Studios supplies for the year, I was able to quickly find some Great Art Finds in the form of googly eyes, neon pompoms, and a glue stick. She pulled my blue velvet chair up to my desk, grasped a handful of Sharpies from my pen mug, and put her industrious self to work pretty quickly. Admiring my chalkboard and colorful chalk sticks, she then proclaimed that she first needed to create a “Thanksgiving mural” before she could add a “pompom googly-eyed turkey.”

google-eyed turkey

It was a great visit, and one that reminded me how fantastic this time of year is.

Happy Thanksgiving.

I hope yours is lovely,


8 responses

  1. Hope you have a wonderful holiday with all your critters. What a fantastic Pats game this past Sunday.
    PS. Looking forward to seeing your finished studio…….Deborah🙂

  2. She did a fabulous job and you did a great job of finding the arts and crafts “fixins”. Hope you do score that ticket to the game. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. It happens to be my favorite holiday also, no gifts, not a ton of decorating, just good food and, hopefully, the company of family and friends. And, here in the north, a little snow is also good.

  3. Pokey, here’s to nesting in with canine and feline relatives (much better company than some humans ;)…), giving thanks and then having time in our studios! Happy happy Thanksgiving🙂

  4. What a blessing these children are. It is so nice when they are able to share their creativity and joy! Happy Thanksgiving Pokey! And Thank YOU for all you do. You are amazing and an inspiration. Have fun with the move upstairs!

  5. Dear Pokey, I give thanks your mom is back home.  Missed her…  are you coming to see us soon?



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