Dow Phumiruk, she is a pediatrician who has found her passion in art. Over the past few years, she has been able to focus on her love of illustrating for children. http://artbydow.blogspot.com/
I’m happy to see you.
I’m sad when you go.
I’m wishing you sunshine
and want you to know
that I like being with you
on Thanksgiving day,
and I’ll always love you
although you’re away.
by Eileen Spinelli
Thank you for the world–still sweet.
Thank you for the food we eat.
Thank you for the honeyed sun
that spoons its light on everyone.
Thank you for the leaves that fall
in glowing piles near the wall,
for kindness in a stranger’s face
and every unexpected grace.
Thank you for the starry dark,
for children laughing in the park,
for cozy towns and sleepy farms,
for dreamers, dancers, babes in arms.
Than you for all hearts that sing
of hope in spite of everything.
Mary Reaves Uhles has created illustrations for numerous books and magazines. Mary has twice been awarded the Grand Prize for Illustration from the SCBWI Midsouth Conference and her piece, EAT was a finalist in the 2014 SCBWI Bologna Book Fair Gallery. Mary was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click to view.
Next Year’s Forecast
Please forgive my greasy grin
With gravy dripping off my chin
As I admire my loving kin
Amid Thanksgiving burbling din.
I love to watch my family munch,
Although with so much eager crunch
I have a sudden sinking hunch
I’ll have no lovely leftovers lunch!
They’re gobbling all the turkey breast,
Dressing, pies, and all the rest.
Tomorrow I won’t feel so blessed.
Next year there’ll be fewer guests.
Marla F. Jones is a writer and illustrator of several picture books. She also runs a small publishing company called Doodle and Peck Publishing. http://www.doodleandpeck.com/
This turkey received a pardon by Abe Lincoln in “The First Turkey Pardon” from Abe Lincoln Loved Animals by Ellen Jackson (Albert Whitman). Doris has illustrated picture books for Albert Whitman & Co. Simon & Schuster and especially Sleeping Bear Press. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.
Kristin Varner is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She has been operating as KBoom, an illustration and design studio since 1998. Some of her picture books for children include ‘Big Feelings’ and ‘Aladdin – A Tale from the Middle East’. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.
Tracy Campbell is a published artist, author, and a retired design professional who aims to perfect the creative abilities God has blessed her with. When Tracy’s not writing, she creating whimsical works of art that inspires and encourages others. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday. Click here to view.
Sue Clancy has a serious paper habit; she creates handmade paper, marbles it or uses other techniques to create patterns and texture on the paper. Using the finished paper she cuts out shapes and collages them into bold, carefully designed, visual stories. www.sueclancy.com
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!