An original colored pencil drawing on linen board by June Pauline Zent

Sorry folks to be a day late wishing my blogging community a very happy Thanksgiving Day but I was deep into cooking in the kitchen and when everyone went home I just collapsed.

The drawing above was an entry into the annual Wild Turkey Stamp contest held each year by the State of Florida, US. This drawing is of Β the elusive Wild Osceola Turkey that roams the native forest and is darn hard to hunt. He/She is able to out smart the hunters but not the destruction of their habitat, hence endangered and only hunted on certain days with a stamp. This image did not win the contest but I thought you might like to see what beautiful birds they are.

I do wish you all a wonderful day after holiday and if you are like me the day after is the best of the two!Β 


About artzent

I am a visual artist and teacher of Fine art working and teaching in all 2D media. You can see images of my work in many categories, view my biography,comment on artwork, see what's on the easel right now, and more when you go to https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/junepauline-zent I will be blogging here about personal true stories and sharing my life and work. I hope that you will comment and share yours with me!
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  1. soumyav says:

    Happy thanksgiving June! Hope ur fine and well!

    • artzent says:

      I am getting there Soumya and had a woundeful Thanksgiving. Hope that you did too. It looks like I will have to have eye sergery soon and that is stressing me out. For a artist this is hard to deal with. I will be fine later though and I am very grateful for your support!

      • soumyav says:

        Oh! thts sad to hear! still I believe you will be fine and wnt have have any problem ,,so dnt stress out for that. . My best wishes are with you.

  2. Subhan Zein says:

    Have a great thanksgiving to you, June!:-)

    Subhan Zein

  3. Insight says:

    Happy thanksgiving, Madam! πŸ™‚


    • artzent says:

      Rahul, Just call me June. I know that I am much, much older than you and you are respecting me by calling me Madam but I feel a connection with you and a friendship. My friends call me June. You are such a bright , handsome guy with a ton of talent! I am proud to know you! I don’t know if you celebrate Thanksgiving but all it takes is lots of yummy food and being thankful as I am for you!

      • Insight says:

        OMG! I don’t care whether you’re older or younger than me, June. Even me too feels some connection with ya at times, dear one. Seems we are likely attracted to each other via this cyber media! Thanks a lot for your encouragements and supporting showing to my little works. Have a good time ahead. God bless. Cheers.\m/ πŸ™‚


  4. Insight says:

    Congratulations! πŸ™‚
    I have nominated you for the “Blog of the Year 2012 Award”. For further details regarding the nomination, check out the link:


  5. Happy thanksgiving June! Hope you are fine and well!

  6. Sharon says:

    Nice Picture of the Turkeys. πŸ™‚ I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I look forward the the day after Thanksgiving and making my leftover turkey and dressing and cranberry sauce sandwiches. I stir fry the turkey peices with the dressing and sometimes I add a potato pancake, and put on a nice big homemade roll, and add cranberry sauce instead of mayo or etc, Makes a great after Thanksgiving sandwich. πŸ™‚ ❀ U Cousin! Sharon

    • artzent says:

      OMG Sharon ! I would love to be at your house the day after Thakdgiving; Sounds better than the real day and I bet you are a great cook! I know that your Thanksgiving was great!
      I had all of my family here and a 21 pound turkey that Berrie had to pull out of the oven. We had leftovers for several days. The best is the dressing fashoned after Grandma’s. It’s great on a sandwich! I will bet that you make it too.
      Love you too! Hugs!

  7. Happy week after June… I’m so behind in reading posts πŸ™‚

    • artzent says:

      Oh, me too Maggie. I only have about 400 to read Ha, ha

      We will just have to keep going! I am going to have eye surgery soon so that wont help but I will be better than ever after!
      Thanks for checking in and lets keep trucking!

  8. nightlake says:

    Wish you a belated Thanksgiving Day! Glad to see you back after a long time

  9. artzent says:

    Thank you nightlake. So glad to be back and very busy catching up but that’s a good thing. looking for ward to your awesome posts!

  10. Alice says:

    Glad those turkeys survived Thanksgiving! Your artwork is fun!

    • artzent says:

      Oh yes, very beautiful right! I am glad that you enjoy the artwork. If you read the story of I promiced you remember there are twelve parts so start at the beginning then continued and on. You might like it. I sure do like your blog and thanks for the comment!

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  12. traditionis says:

    I wish you a merry christmas and a wonderful new year. Thank you for sharing your photos and your beautiful paintings. see you again in 2013 kisses

  13. A turkey who is alive on the day after Thanksgiving is a happy turkey indeed – so long as they can make it through Christmas as well!

  14. Carol Marlene zent Mumford says:

    I have never seen the Turkeys before. I love them!!!! Marlene

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