bad idea

February 26, 2008


As is often the case, I woke up with the strangest image in my head… turkeys.

Despondent turkeys to be exact.

I know, it’s not even November and I’m already concerned about the mental health of turkeys.

Well, truth be told, the SFG challenge this week is “Bad Ideas” and what came to mind was the urban myth about turkeys being so dumb, they look up in the sky when it rains, and thereby drown. A story obviously perpetrated by the turkeys themselves to gain sympathy around Thanksgiving.

A little digging around online revealed the fact that turkeys do not have binocular vision (i.e., the ability to focus both eyes on the same object). A turkey’s eyes point sideways, so looking up into they sky to check the weather; not likely to happen.

Hopefully this news will curtail any future turkey suicide attempts, which, of course, would be a bad idea.



One of my favorite peeps, Laurel Gaylord of Studio Lolo bestowed this very sweet award upon me. Her beautiful artwork, inspiring writing and always encouraging comments  are some of the reasons I’m shooting it right back at her.

As I’ve mentioned before, there are a great many blogs that I love and visit every week, too many to count. So instead of having a giant list, I narrowed it down to my newest friends. These are folk I’ve only just recently stumbled upon and fell in love with.

Artsy Folk:

Andi Butler of  “Gee, That’s Swell

Jannie Ho of “Chicken Girl Design

Kathleen Rietz of “Kathleen Rietz-Artist

Kelly Medina of “Property of Kelly

Writing Folk:

Saucygrrl of “The Cats Demand Answers

Shannon Steven of  “Leaf, Probably



Laurel also tagged me for the Peace and Love meme, created in an effort to spread world peace and loving energy as far as we can reach.

This meme was created by Zari, another terrific person and so thoughtful for coming up with the idea.

In fact, it’s such a great idea, that instead tagging peeps, I feel anyone who sees this could spread it along.

There’s a lot of love in the room here today!


10 Responses to “bad idea”

  1. Bobo Says:

    Turkeys are kind of jealous creatures. I have two before, one’ll start a fight for just seeing I’m patting the other one. Very beautiful and amazing things!
    Your drawing is beautiful but the turkey looks silly. 😀

  2. sketched out Says:

    Hee hee, thanks, and I know, turkeys certainly have a bad rep for being silly creatures. But I think they really are quite majestic beasts with all their gorgeous plumage.

  3. artseafartsea Says:

    Too funny.

  4. Well maybe not suicide but all that head tilting would sure give him an ear full of water… next, an ear infection… then antibiotics! Would it ever end?
    Poor turkey!

    But Linda, why are you dreaming about turkeys?
    You are too funny. Love your work!

  5. Very cute turkey Linda! I really like the texture of the background and the drops of rain. Very cool! Congratulations on all those awards!! :o)

  6. eli Says:

    Maybe we should make the turkey the national bird, as Benji Franklin thought, that might cheer em up.

  7. Hi,

    i just wanted to say great blog and I wanted to know if it’s ok to add you to my blog list of freinds and favorite blogs?

    If it is ok I’ll add you tonight. I’d also love to pick your brain sometime and ask some questions. Thanks again,


    PS: I love the Turkey…if the old myth is true or not the domestic ones are rather dumb. I was raised on a farm (years ago) but the ones we had wouldn’t even come in out of a storm and we would watch the high winds blow them around in the barn yard like tumble weeds hahahaha.

  8. Kelly Says:

    I love the illustration! So funny, I love the dramatization!

    Also, thank you so much for the award and would give one to you. I love visiting your blog and your humor lightens my day each time. Warm and fuzzies everywhere!

  9. studio lolo Says:

    Whoa! there’s a lot of meat on that breast.

  10. chickengirl Says:

    Hugs! Thank you for the mention. Your stuff makes me laugh!!! I will give you the award right back!

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