This was our art project on Thanksgiving Day. The art project is a tradition anywhere I am during the Holiday. I pick a project that allows my guests or hosts to exercise their creativity. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! (My cousin thinks I pick things that he is not good at. Next year I may have people impersonate Judge Judy so he can “win”.)
This year’s project was conceived after visiting Chicago during their Cows on Parade Festival. While at Reed’s Train Shop in La Mesa, I found HO Scale Cows and hatched this plot. Our guests did a great job!
 You be the judge. Sign the Guest Book and vote for your favorite Cow. This is not a trivial contest. The winner is exempt from participating in next years project… no small concession I assure you.

Here are the photos of the cows:

Aaron Cohen (Left)
Aaron Cohen (Right)
Alex Davila
Amy Rel
Ana Torres
Damian Davila
David Dawson (Left)
David Dawson (Right)
Diana Barliant
Elija Rel
Jeannine Cohen
Joe Huston
Maria Gates
No idea who's this is
Nowell Wisch
Perry Jacobs
Rachael Davila
Seren Huston
Tim Ruggles

The intrepid painters:

The Vote:

Perry:* * * * * * *
Jeannine: * *
Diana: *
Elija: * *
Alex: * * 1/2*
Ana: *  * *1/2 * 
Nowell: *
Damian: *1/2
Maria: *

Emails we have received:

Leslie Casale
Definitely Perry’s. Moo Moo goes the cow, I’m not sure what these cows say, but whatever they say they made my day…
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Marc Rossi
i like racing stripes and the barber pole effect. i vote for maria
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Arthur Nelson
I vote for Ana Davila’s cow–an hallucinogenic gem!
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David Shultz
I have to vote for the Picasso-esque masterpieces of the Davila family, all the way! We just finished Cows on Parade here in KC…what a blast. Here’s the one I helped a couple friends of mine do…his/her name is Cowsmic and it depicts the night sky a
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Cindy Cetinske
great cows. Have you seen the quality cows at the Mueseum Store. I like Elijah’s cow the best
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Jenny Olson

Nowell – You are the only person I know that would put this crap on the internet and “I” personally would take 20 min out of my Sunday to read! Go figure!! 🙂 Any way – I’m voting for your cow – not because I’m sucking up – just because I know nobody else.
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Date: 12/1/01 5:10:14 AM Pacific Standard Time
From: Bob Luedeka

It is at and also at and weird 
simply means uniquely entertaining 🙂
Yep, I’ve known you for I guess more than years 🙂
Actually, I was hoping that the list would increase your vote count.
Where’s the goat? I didn’t find a goat?
I would have voted for a goat 🙂
Go Jeannine!
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From: Nancy
To: Dadwisch

What a wonderful way to start my day….hearing from you always brings a smile to my face. Thanks for sending again. Do not think I received the first time and I definitely to not want to be left out of the cow voting=-)
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