Turkeys and Lizards Galore!

“Since no one is perfect, it follows that all great deeds have been accomplished out of imperfection. Yet they were accomplished, somehow, all the same.”
– Lois McMaster Bujold

Shoe Shopping Turkeys

4″ x 6″ Watercolor Postcard

This is a painting I did in 2008 for a WetCanvas WDE.  The same photo reference was posted for this weekend.  This image started a back and forth animated play between Eyepaint and myself, that went on for months.  Thelma the Wonder Turkey and Bert the Lizard.  Eyepaint even went on to write two little books about these characters.  What fun we had!

Bert and Thelma shared a lot of fascinating times and met a lot of interesting characters.

And it landed them in hot water on a regular basis.  😀

Yes, they even got involved in some cow tipping with a rascally frog!

We added frogs, eventually.  Bud, Weiser and Er.

I have a lot more, but I didn’t think to put them in a single journal most of the time, so many have been scattered here and there.  Each week, they went to whatever country or town the host lived in and they had adventures revolving around the host’s references.   Fun, fun, fun!!!

**clapping with glee**

About Lois McMaster Bujold

Lois McMaster Bujold, the award-winning American science fiction and fantasy writer, is best known for her “Vorkosigan Saga” space opera, a series of novels and short stories which blend action with strong character development. She was born in 1949 in Ohio and began writing seriously in her thirties. When her best friend began publishing novels, Bujold thought, “If she can do it, I can too.” She has won the prestigious Hugo Award four times. She lives in Minneapolis and has two children.

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. opoetoo
    Sep 27, 2010 @ 18:02:54

    the turkeys drew me in but it is the juggling lizard that is my favourite.
    i love the lizard and cat staring at each other too.
    bright ,fun stuff

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  2. Artswebshow
    Sep 27, 2010 @ 04:55:44

    ha ha, lol.
    i like them all

    Reply

  3. Carol King
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 22:14:08

    You are so damn clever! I love your series with the lizard. These turkeys rock! The colors are fab and I love their shoes.

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  4. Mary Moore
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 10:30:25

    I too remember these so well. Had many of chuckles over them. Was so sad when they ended. Nice to see some of them again. I did have some saved but never thought to save them all.

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  5. lesliepaints
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 09:57:04

    What a wonderfully fun project! This is art to lift the spirit, for sure! Love all the images you posted with this, Beth.

    Reply

  6. Joan T
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 09:42:45

    I remember Burt and Thelma’s adventures. Are the colorful turkies joining them? This is great!

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    • Beth Parker
      Sep 24, 2010 @ 09:48:47

      Thanks, Joan! Actually, I painted these turkeys then someone said… “go look at EP’s thread”! So I went and she had Thelma, the Talk Show Turkey. Well we were off from there! With a couple of goofs like me and EP, it didn’t take much encouragement for us to get silly. 😀

      Reply

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