Thursday, November 3, 2011


Oil on Stretched Canvas

The month of November is the month on abundance.  It's the time of year when we celebrate Thanksgiving and think about all we have to be grateful for in our lives.  I love the simplicity of this holiday.  It's time to gather with family and friends and enjoy each other in the spirit of peace.

We miss those who are no longer with us, but choose to reminisce about the good times.  And it seems every year there is someone new who comes to the table, be it new friends of my children or just someone who is far from home and has nowhere to go.  

When we think about what we have to be grateful for, we're rich beyond measure.


Pam Holnback said...

Great thoughts. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for just those reasons. Be grateful, be w/ family, be w/ friends.

Betsy said...

Gorgeous painting! I think I'm partial to the ones with a bit of blue in them like this. Just lovely!
The past few Thanksgivings we've had a few new faces, too...mainly a few who didn't have a place to go to. This year my oldest is going to his's a first for us. :)

rahina q.h. said...

a beautiful painting to accompany these special words. the painting suggests hope in things to come... may we never lose sight of that. wishing you a good Thanksgiving (we unfortunately don't celebrate it here in the UK)

Brad Miedema said...

Great painting Janelle! I love Thanksgiving too! One of my favorite Holidays! In good times and in bad there is always something to be thankful for.

Celeste Bergin said...

A really lovely painting that evokes a "warm" emotion--! I like what you've written about the new people and the people we remember too

Jill Berry said...

Just when I think your paintings couldn't produce more "glow", I visit and see your new works and current achievements. Janelle, your kind-hearted motivation shines through. I'm sure that's what the collectors and judges alike are drawn to. "Beloved" & "The Magic Hour" are two of my favs. Congrats. And enjoy the season!

FishHawk said...

"Musings by Janelle Goodwin" has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more visitors here.

Caroline said...

I feel instantly at peace when I view your beautiful paintings Janelle. This one is really lovely too.

Karen F. Rose said...

Janelle what a beautiful painting and thoughtful post. Tugs at my heart as I lost my Dad this year, but am so thankful for his presence in my life and his wonderful influence on others.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Pam, Thanksgiving is the best, I agree.

Hi Betsy, Funny how things change year after year. Are you giving the kittens some turkey:)?

Hi Rahina, What a lovely new profile pic of you!

Hi Brad, Yes, there is always something to be thankful for.

Hi Celeste, Yes, we always remember those who are no longer around the table.

Hi Jill, I'm hoping you enjoy this Thanksgiving season too.

Hi FishHawk, Thank you so much for including me!

Hi Caroline, I also feel peace when I view your paintings. They're very inspiring.

Hi Karen, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I know the first year is the hardest. Wishing you and yours peace this holiday season.