Thanksgiving Seconds & Thirds

The lat­est Amper­Art just arrived from the turkey farm!

#11 Seconds & Thirds
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Seconds & Thirds — who can eat just one helping of Thanksgiving dinner?

We stuff our­selves, go play some games or watch a tra­di­tion­al hol­i­day movie, then…head back for seconds.

After that’s set­tled, whether we can fit it in or not, we…go back for thirds.

The food is just that delicious!

And then of course, there’s dessert. Sec­onds & thirds on that, too!

Or maybe your guests are return­ing to the din­ner table to take anoth­er look at your cheer­ful, charm­ing Amper­Art placeholders…

AmperArt Dinner Table Décor

Thanksgiving dinner table placeholderCre­ate fun & fab­u­lous guest place­hold­ers. Quick & easy to print, cut & fold.

Strut over and 

Cre­ate your free Thanks­giv­ing din­ner place­hold­ers here.

fea­tur­ing Chaz DeS­i­mone’s Amper­Art #11, “Sec­onds & Thirds.” 







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Hope­ful­ly they will then set their table with Amper­Art place­hold­ers &
invite you over for dinner.

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What — no turquoise feathers?

Remem­ber cut­ting out con­struc­tion paper feath­ers to make your Thanks­giv­ing turkey art in grade school?

I made a very col­or­ful turkey with a fan of tail feath­ers com­prised of every col­or of the rain­bow – or at least every col­or of con­struc­tion paper. There were blue feath­ers, pink feath­ers, green, pur­ple & flu­o­res­cent yel­low feath­ers. I thought the turkey was the “coolest ani­mal in the whole wide world because it was the most col­or­fullest!” Man, was I dis­ap­point­ed to dis­cov­er the truth. First no San­ta Claus, then no Tech­ni­col­or turkeys.

I could at least look for­ward to East­er, where I knew absolute­ly, pos­i­tive­ly that East­er eggs came in any color you want­ed to make them!


Have a won­der­ful, deli­cious & col­or­ful Thanksgiving.

Production notes for # 11 Seconds & Thirds:
Original size: 20x30 inches
Program: Illustrator
Font: Showcard Gothic
Ampersand: stuffed & basted
Images for # 11 Seconds & Thirds:
Table setting from cook​ing​man​ag​er​.com
Photo by EvanSensenbrenner

#9 Ghosts & Goblins

Ghosts & Gob­lins is my Hal­loween edi­tion for 2011. You can click on the image to see a larg­er ver­sion, but Amper­Art sub­scribers are treat­ed to high-​resolution files for print­ing beau­ti­ful poster prints (see exam­ples here).


Ghosts & Gob­lins: Amper­Art #9




Do you know the dif­fer­ence between ghosts, gob­lins and ghouls?

Ghosts are thought to be souls of the dead. They are dis­em­bod­ied spir­its seen as vague or translu­cent shapes, which the white sheet cos­tume rep­re­sents. “Ghost” comes from the Old Eng­lish “gast,” refer­ring to the soul, spir­it, life and breath.

Gob­lins are mis­chie­vous and even mali­cious, char­ac­ter­ized as a grotesque  form of elf. “Gob­lin” comes from the Ger­man word kobold,a mis­chie­vous house­hold spir­it which is some­times nice and sings to chil­dren, but also acts like a mean lit­tle kid hid­ing stuff around the house, kick­ing peo­ple and throw­ing tantrums. (Guess my par­ents would con­sid­er me a goblin.)

Then there are ghouls, quite dis­gust­ing crea­tures that feast on corpses and chil­dren. “Ghoul” goes back to the Ara­bic lan­guage, where “gha­la” means “he seized.”

Hap­py Halloween.