Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Another page...

Although, Sketchbook Wednesday with Mrs. Staggs in Merryville has ended, I have decided to continue on and fill a few more pages. As you can see in the bottom photo, it is a good thing that the journal has ties attached or it would never stay closed! (Don't forget to click on the photos to see them larger.)

I made another paper doll from a photo of a doll I actually made from cloth recently. Then I added embellishments. It is mounted on a commercial paper with a Thanksgiving scene. Those acorns I cut from felt, but the leaves are made of leaves from silk flowers.

What will you be doing for Thanksgiving? Although I like the concept of Thanksgiving, it always makes me nervous to eat so much when I know so much of the world goes hungry. If you can, I hope that you donate to a food bank. As for giving thanks, I am guessing most of us do that every day....or at least I hope so.

We have varied plans for the weekend. Hopefully, I will remember to take photos.

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it! Enjoy the day!


Eileen said...

What a wonderful book. I am sure it is fun to sit down and go through it! Something very special to keep forever. I hope your signature is in it.

Christine LeFever said...

Cute sketchbook! Yes, I am in agreement with you on your take on Thanksgiving. One should be basically grateful always, yes? And it has become rather a piggish day anymore promulgated by the almighty dollar. This year, Gregory and I are not participating. We're kicking back and enjoying a quiet day. We cannot bear the sound of a football game in the background, so we are not attending either of our children's homes. They're happy with this arrangement. Our home is way too boring for them in that it is strictly old fashioned with no tell tale sign of a TV, for it is small and hidden.

Mrs. Staggs said...

Another wonderful page Helen! I like your doll too.
I've never been too fond of Thanksgiving. I feel pretty much the same as you. It seems to me, that we should be thankful everyday, and my thoughts often are with those who have so very much less. I wrote my check to the food bank, and I will write another this month. I imagine their needs are greater than ever now.

All my best,