Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I-F: Thanksgiving

I did one!!!



OK, so it's super duper quick but I've been missing I-F, so a slow afternoon at work led me to this. I couldn't stop thinking of the dumb joke we used to tell as kids... one person starts off "1-Q", the next person "2-Q" and when you get to "10-Q" the other responds "you're welcome!" waa ha ha ha! hmm. (almost as good as "i 1 the sandbox... i 8 the sandbox... You ate the sandbox??")

Anyway, Thanksgiving isn't done here in Australia but I used to celebrate it when I lived in Canada/US, although our family always celebrated the Canadian holiday even when we lived in the US. The Canadian thanksgiving is basically the same thing, except because the tradition comes from farmers giving thanks for a good harvest and Canada is much colder, the harvest comes earlier, so it is celebrated some time in October. This meant I always had a non-family Thanksgiving celebration when I lived in the US which was a lot of fun. I'd usually rent a house on the coast with some friends (I lived in Portland, OR) for the long weekend and eat and drink and be very merry. ah.... good times....

I think it's also a good time to remember the people that don't have any turkey at all. No, not the vegetarians! But maybe have a bit less cranberry sauce this year and donate some to your local homeless shelter. A's family has a tradition of donating to a charity instead of giving presents at Christmas, which I have adopted wholeheartedly. Sorry didn't mean to get on my soapbox there. stepping onto firm ground now. Enjoy the feast all my american friends!

15 comments:

The Furtive Wangler said...

I love the colouring on this!

michael dailey said...

cute illo, and yeh more ppl should get up on there soap box and talk. it might help push the world out of this politically correct mind set we have gotten ourselves into. great ides too, for helping others less fortunate then us.

Diane Duda said...

so cute!

Ginger*:)* said...

Your image and your sentiments are beautiful. May we all be thankful and GIVING this season.

Magpie said...

very cute, as usual. :)

Halloweenville said...

delightful

Little said...

I remember my mom had a thanksgiving dinner w/ her English teacher and the students last year. They had it so early so I told her that it's too early to celebrate... it turned out that the English teacher was from Canada :) So, you celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia too?

Michelle Lana said...

haha....so cute! great one!

tusen said...

maybe quick, but it's cute

mrs. b. said...

very cute and clever, miss your cute illos on three thumbs up!

buep said...

So cute!

Anonymous said...

This is great! Love the red/yellow combo! I also like how you've drawn her looking up, good perspective!

Anonymous said...

Oh so clever....ten Q for doing this!

Jules Knoblock said...

You're right Kim, I think times where we are getting presents & eating stacks of glorious food should be a time when we also think about the people who can't afford this or are in situations that don't allow them to do this kind of stuff. (I'm thinking of xmas)
I put to my partner the idea of each year giving a donation to a charity as a "christmas present".. he likes the idea.. now we just need to choose a charity!
..and you're right thanksgiving isn't anything over here. I didn't even know what it meant.. and that's why I didn't do this weeks illustration friday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving Australia and Belated Happy Thanksgiving Kim.

http://guambatstew.blogspot.com/2005/11/happy-thanksgiving-australia.html