Tuesday, October 30, 2007

My Favorite BIG Thanksgiving Wood Craft

Another one of my favorite BIG wood crafts that my husband and I made is a "turkey." I don't mean I don't like it. It's actually a wood turkey who has become part of our Thanksgiving tradition.

He stands 34" tall and I call him "Give Me Turkey Talk!"

He was made based upon a Tattered Treasures design and is an all wood "sponge" painted turkey. He does have some cloth associated with him, but that is to decorate his beautifully colored feathers.

"Give Me Turkey Talk!" is actually everything you'd want in a turkey. Meaty, colorful, silent, and festive.

He also was the wood craft I learned how to "sponge" paint on. After doing it once I absolutely fell in love with the way multiple paint colors can be applied using an ocean sponge. It has definitely become my favorite way to paint.

I really think he came out great and I just love the "sponged" colors of his huge feet. Plus I love the brown "sponged" colors of his body. I hope you would agree.

Multiple different colored fabrics have been glued to his feathers to make him a very colorful turkey.

He is carry a "sponged" sign with a saying that every turkey in America wants everyone to do at Thanksgiving which is to "Eat Beef!"

His large pilgrim hat sits atop his head and "sponged" painted dowels are used for his skinny turkey legs. His Pilgrim collar has been "sponged" along the edges.

"Give Me Turkey Talk!" is a fixture in our Thanksgiving home and always takes his place next to the Thanksgiving table to welcome everyone to dinner.

Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without him.

I'm still trying to get him to clear the dishes. He hasn't quite learned how to do that yet, but I'm working on it.

Once he masters that then I'll see if he wants to learn how to cook.

At Thanksgiving time I, certainly, can use the help.

I hope you like "Give Me Turkey Talk!"

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