Monday, June 28, 2010

Big Chicken

Howdy Ya'll!  This here is my Big Chicken.  I love it soooooo much!  My inspiration was a trip my husband and I made before we had kids, to a little town in Georgia.  They boasted about the BIG chicken - with billboards everywhere taunting us to "SEE THE BIG CHICKEN"... Everyone in the town told us to be sure and go see the BIG chicken.  We asked directions from just about everyone we saw - all were different - but we never found the BIG chicken.  It must have been a great folly created by the marketing committee for the town - cause we certainly saw the entire small town, but we never saw the BIG chicken!  We laughed on the way out of town thinking the chicken was so BIG, one leg was planted in one county and the other leg was planted in another county...I still haven't see the BIG chicken, so I created one of my own...  He definitely has a little bit of an attitude - painted on a wood plank, he measures 41X36.  The chicken body is made from my favorite mixed media material - light weight drywall spackling.  Of course, he's much prettier in person (a photographer I'm not...)


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Echos of Mercy...Whispers of Love...

Every summer, as a kid, I went to church a lot with my Nanny - there was always the smell of peppermint in the air.  Nanny kept peppermints in her purse to help us sing and so we wouldn't cough during the service. Nanny couldn't "carry a tune in a bucket" but I could sing and she loved to hear me.  Her favorite hymn was "Amazing Grace". Her second favorite was "Blessed Assurance".  These angels reminded me of a line in that hymn "angels descending bring from above, echoes of mercy, whispers of love".  Thanks, Nanny, for the wonderful memories.   I hope you, dear friends, hear the echoes and whispers today...


Friday, June 25, 2010

New Art...

Finally...I've been just a tad busy.  Our house is for sale and whew - I did not know I had so much junk....I mean "stuff".  Anyway, I 've got some new art on its way to Slick Rock!  The piece below is entitled "Beginnings" and features a nest made of shredded papers (children's books and scrapbook papers) along with bottle caps.  Really neat 3D effect.  It's 18x32 on a solid wood canvas