being thankful

When it comes around this time of year, I think about what I have to be thankful for. My close friends and family over the years are always at the top of that list. My mom and high school art teacher were a big influence on me taking art seriously. I never thought I was good enough to make it into a career…. I am very thankful they were there to encourage at that point in my life. We had this super huge TV (remember…. before flat-screen everything?), and would spend the morning watching the Macy’s Day Parade and holiday specials. One of my favorite holiday specials was the one featuring the Peanuts characters. Snoopy was by far my favorite character! I remember drawing him in my sketch book with crayons.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973) part 1 of 4