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Saturday, November 22, 2014
National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day is sponsored and promoted by a variety of child care and child adoption agencies and organizations. We have not yet uncovered the creator of this day, and when it was first celebrat. It is a special day is promoted and sponsored by a variety of child care and adoption groups. This day was created to finalize thousands of annual adoptions, and to celebrate and give recognition to families that adopt children. It is also intended to raise awareness of the tens of thousands of children awaiting adoption.

Does the idea of being adoptive parents interest you? Thousands upon thousands of children are waiting impatiently for you to take the step, that will bring them the love and happiness of a permanent family surrounding.

We hope you use  National Adoption Day to take the first step in the adoption process.  

There is something about being around family and friends at Thanksgiving time that inspires artist to paint. Maybe it’s the change in seasons or the presence of togetherness. The holiday paintings that come from these memorable times are ones that last. Here are a two of our favorites.

Freedom From Want

This masterpiece is a detail oil painting designed by the famous Norman Rockwell. Inspired by President Franklin D. Roosevelt circa 1941 State of the Union Address. The characters in the painting are friends and family of Rockwell’s. They were individually photographed and then painted. This painting has become a popular one, representing the Thanksgiving holiday. Although there is a greater story behind this art piece and the hardships happening in Europe, people in America still are enthusiastic about the piece. The artistic detail and talent from using the technique of white-on-white is envied amongst many artist.

The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth

Jennie Brownscombe is the wonderful artist of this historical painting. The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth has again become a symbol of the holiday to many Americans completed in 1914. In the painting you can see Brownscombe portrayed a peaceful setting between the Native Americans and the English settlers. The setting of the piece of art was the bounty of the first harvest in year 1621. This masterpiece has a strong emotional appeal that people could relate to in 1914 and today.

There are many more famous painting of the Thanksgiving tradition. They all have many traits in common. The expression of emotion and togetherness is present in each painting. Also, there is a use of dual darker colors. In modern depictions of Fall and Thanksgiving, much brighter yellows and oranges are typically used.

We want to celebrate the holidays with you. Come on in to Pinot’s Palette-The Woodlands and paint a Thanksgiving portrait with us! Check out our schedule of classes or set a date for your next private party.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”

—Walt Disney, Disneyland; October 27, 1954

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Monday, November 17, 2014


Each year on November 17, lovers of the rich sweet pastry that is made with layers of filo pastry and filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey celebrate National Baklava Day.

Believed to have  originated by the Turkic people in Central Asian nations, Baklava is a dessert in many countries and prepared in various ways.  The word “Baklava” first appeared in English in 1650.

Preparing this dessert may be somewhat time-consuming however, it is definitely worth the work and the wait.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Sadie Hawkins Day
An American folk event, Sadie Hawkins Day is a pseudo-holiday that originated in Al Capp's classic hillbilly comic strip, Li'l Abner (1934–1978). This inspired real-world Sadie Hawkins dances, where girls ask boys out.
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