I started another painting yesterday.


It’s very orange…

and pink.

I think I shall call it – Blinded by the Light of the Glorious Hills.

I’m determined to persevere with the darn paintings.

Every so often I think I’ll have a go and then spend the day wallowing in and out of disappointment and moaning to P that I can’t do it.

I think he’s kind of over it.


So today it’s back to the jewelry before the kids come over.

As Thanksgiving has never been that big a holiday for us, especially as we’re English and have no family over here for us all to get together with and make it special, I told the kids that if they wanted to spend the day with their significant others who are American and have deep roots in this wonderful tradition, I would be O.K. with that so long as I get to see them all today.


Of course, I forgot all about S who has no significant other and who bemoaned the fact all day that he had no turkey.

And, of course, as soon as the girls said O.K. that’ll be great, I felt completely abandoned.

And I felt bad that I had made this Thanksgiving arrangement without consulting P.

But, hey.

We got to go to see James Bond, which was almost as delicious as eating a turkey leg.

Afterward we thought we’d top off the day and pick up some Indian takeaway, but what d’ya know, even they were closed for the holiday.


We had to go home to cheese on toast with S giving me the sly, so it doesn’t matter to you that I’m an American, look.

He had beans on toast.

A traditional English feast so I don’t know what he was complaining about anyway.

So our first non traditional Thanksgiving is over with to which I can only tell you that it has made me very grateful that I have family to miss and that next year I will be happy for everyone else to decide what they would like to do instead of trying to make sure not to upset anyone with wanting my grown ups to be with me only.

Here’s my latest piece.


Made with beautiful turquoise that warms the soul.


Thank you for your nice comments Patti, they made me feel good.


I hope that everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

12 thoughts on “Thanksgiving.

  1. Really, it’s just like any family celebrating Thanksgiving. Traditionally, someone, at some point. will be disappointed, so well done – you did it right! The hinged bar part on your bracelet is so cool! Have a great weekend!

    • coldfeetstudioblog

      You too Angie 🙂

  2. I like your glorious hills, and it doesn’t strike me as all that orange (which is okay by me because I’m not all that fond of orange). As for your bracelet, everything about it warms the heart–your hinge, the circles near the mounted square, and the way the turquoise carries on all around.

    Even beans on toast sounds good to me, since I missed out on turkey AND seeing my sister (so far) who’s here from Austin. (I was sick.) Glad you all managed to get together eventually, with or without turkey.

    • coldfeetstudioblog

      Hope you’re feeling better Gale. Will you get to see your sister at all? We had a really nice dinner with everyone here last night and, to be honest, I think I enjoyed it more.

  3. Anonymous

    Another wonderful creation!

    • coldfeetstudioblog

      Thank you 🙂

  4. I love your paintings and your jewelry. My husband who is English loves the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. we don’t have much family but one of our daughters was home. She was a little sad as she just broke up with her boy friend of 7 years. I felt bad for her. But we did have a nice day. The turquoise piece is nice.

    • coldfeetstudioblog

      Yes I think that the holidays can be a bit lonely at times. I always missed my family. As the kids got older it got easier, but still not the same. Also, it never really felt like Christmas here because of the Houston weather.

  5. I love your paintings as much as your Jewellery! You are one talented lady 🙂

    • coldfeetstudioblog

      Thank you Gillian 🙂

  6. Love the painting – but… that is the most fabulous bracelet I have ever laid eyes on – seriously! When you posted it to FB, I enlarged the photo and just drooled at every single detail!

    Family dynamics…ugh. I hosted half my family for Thanksgiving – I would have been happier going solo with a PB&J sandwich. The nature of family dynamics always seems to produce at least 2 family members getting into a heated argument about who-knows-what, and this year was a doozy. Thank goodness we get to do this again in a couple of weeks for Christmas. Yippee!

    • coldfeetstudioblog

      Thanks Patti 🙂 And yes, I forgot that we had to do it all again at Christmas…

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