Illustration Friday:Thanksgiving

What a fine, fine, topical theme for this week’s Illo Friday (once again, brought to you on the weekend- are any of you really able to create art on Friday??)

Here we have one of my family’s favorite rituals- the decanning of the cranberry sauce. As everyone knows, cranberry sauce (the fully gelatinous type, NOT that awful “whole berry” stuff) must be decanned VERY carefully, or else you totally lose the highly desirable can shape.

There will be ten points awarded to the person who can most accurately describe the sound cranberry sauce makes as it exits the can- good luck!

Good luck also with all of your joyous family rituals this week- have a great one!

15 comments on “Illustration Friday:Thanksgiving

  • on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 4:34 am, Jeannette said:

    Incredible! I love it!:grin:

  • on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 7:22 am, Kayleen Stewart said:


  • on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 9:27 am, Michelle Lana said:

    :lol:awww… sweet!!!

  • on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 11:42 am, tusen said:

    Cute! I love both the illustration and the unusual interpretation of the subject 😉

  • on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 12:55 pm, roz said:

    hahhaha, you are riot!:lol:

  • on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 2:14 pm, Mary Taitt said:

    Very very cute and evocative, love that canned cranberry sauce. My favorite as a kid. Now I ake it from scratch and I iss the canned stuff. LOL! :smile::smile:

  • on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 5:45 pm, June said:

    Cute image, all cosy and warm.

    SShhhckuuullloppp! At least I am imagening it so. I have never ever opened a can of cranberry sauce as we make our own, or buy a jar!
    Have a great TG, and may your sauce plop out well.

  • on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 11:51 pm, Amy said:

    Oh my captured the way the cranberry sauce jiggles exactly! This is a warm, fun charming illustration.

  • on Monday, November 20, 2006 at 11:38 am, Willie said:

    Very nice. Love the canned red goodness.

  • on Monday, November 20, 2006 at 5:20 pm, mrsb said:

    there isn’t a person who celebrates thanksgiving that doesn’t appreciate the rippled cranberry sauce can! my four year old loves it! well done!

  • on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 12:59 pm, Halloweenville said:

    ssssschhhlooop! really beautiful work.

  • on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 5:47 pm, monica lee said:

    You are a riot! I can’t name the sound but it you puncture the bottom of the can with a beer opener it helps you get it out in one piece! hahaha! Have a great turkey day!

  • on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 8:54 pm, Barbara said:

    Love that art, Liz! The sound? Thooooorllup!

    Of course, you have to open both sides of the can–and then it slides right out!

  • on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 1:37 pm, Jana Bouc said:

    I love it! The essence of Thanksgiving! It brings back such fond memories of my grandma too. I love your site and your artwork!

  • on Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 12:03 am, Sherry Rogers said:

    This is so very fun! I just love cranberry sauce!! I love how you put the jiggle marks and made it slump! The boys expression is precious! Great Job!

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