Much to Be Thankful For

Pie preparation board in 1/12 scale by Betsy Niederer.

Pie preparation board in 1/12 scale by Betsy Niederer.

Like so much of the northeast, I and members of my extended family were in the path of Superstorm Sandy last weekend, but apart from the loss of utilities for a few days, we fared well and have only a few stories to tell; compared to many others, we were very, very lucky. With Thanksgiving  just around the corner, that will be one of the

Roast turkey platter in 1/12 scale by Jan Patrie of Autumn Leaf Studio.

Roast turkey platter in 1/12 scale by Jan Patrie of Autumn Leaf Studio.

many things we have to be thankful for this year.

It is easy to look around and see what is lacking in our lives, it is much better for our psyche, though, to take note of what has worked out well and what has already come our way. As we head into the giving season, giving thanks for what we have both in material goods and experiences, can be a wonderful gift to ourselves.

I am very thankful for my circle of friends in the miniature community. I hopped a bus to the Philadelphia Miniaturia last weekend and reveled in heat, hot water and t.v. and even more so, the community of friends. IGMA was the beneficiary of the fundraising auction this year and we truly appreciate the generous natures of the many miniature artists and collectors who donated to the auction and those that shopped the auction as well.

The photos this week are thanks to two of IGMA’s well known food artists, the turkey platter by Jan Patrie of Autumn Leaf Studio. Visit her website for more information on that and many other wonderful food items. The pumpkin pie preparation board is by Betsy Niederer from her etsy site where you can purchase a tutorial to learn how to make one for yourself.

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