November 23, 2022
By Chelsea Reed
Cooking turkeys. Watching football. Traveling. Family drama. It’s easy to get caught up in expectations as Americans get close to the Thanksgiving holiday. It is also easy to get caught up in the holiday stress. Thankfully, Thanksgiving is not just about pilgrims and pumpkin pie. It’s a time to pause and express gratitude for the good things in life. What better way to do that than with art? These art pieces below are good examples of things we can be thankful for any time of the year.
To the farmer, a bountiful harvest might be bushels of apples or pumpkins by the truckful. But to the Outer Banks fisherman, a bountiful harvest is a rod full of fish! Not many experiences come close to the catch of the day being served beside turkey at the Thanksgiving table. The Graveyard of the Atlantic is certainly blessed with excellent fishing spots on the East Coast.
Paying respect for veterans never goes out of style. This piece pays tribute to a real cemetery in Ocracoke honoring British soldiers who washed ashore during World War II. It’s a poignant but beautiful reminder to thank all veterans who gave their lives and continue to do so for the sake of our freedom. Go thank a veteran today!
Even when we have a terrible day, we can come home to a furry friend waiting for us with a purr or grin on their face. Not only can we be thankful for our loving pets, but they also love us back unconditionally. Some animals even have better behavior than humans. (You didn’t hear that from us!)
We love how this adorable fox is content with living in a comfortable home made for him. If you enjoy a comfortable home too, that is definitely something to be thankful for. Why not show your place some love by expressing yourself with art? Then you can brighten someone’s Thanksgiving too and volunteer at your local meal drive.
Whether you are able to visit the Outer Banks or live here as a local, that alone is a remarkable thing to be thankful for. How many folks can say they’ve witnessed one of the most beautiful beaches on Earth? Not everyone. If the weather is nice enough, you can even spend Thanksgiving on the beach.
Whether you are visiting the Outer Banks, traveling somewhere distant for family, or staying home for the holiday, everyone at Seaside Art Gallery hopes you have a Happy Thanksgiving! Feel free to browse through our art collection any time of the year. Finding art that is meaningful is simply one more thing to be thankful for.
Chelsea Reed is a copywriter who writes winning content, articles, blogs, and websites from her base in North Carolina. She might not be building sandcastles or swashbuckling with pirates these days, but the Outer Banks beaches continue to keep her young at heart.
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