Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ON MY TABLE: FUNKY CHICKENS

I was thumbing through an old Gardener's Supply catalog the other day when I spotted some metal chickens meant for use as garden decor. But they weren't ordinary chickens. They were FUNKY chickens. I thought they might be fun to draw in one of my art journals.


But, when I sat down at my art table and started thinking about how I would draw them, my mind somehow veered over to thinking about how I would carve them instead. That led to this.


I didn't bother trying to carve their little skinny legs. I knew something that fragile would just get torn off. Instead I draw them in by hand after stamping the bodies, putting them in whatever position I choose.


Of course, Funky Chickens would be a bit color-mad, would they not?



So let's hear it for Funky Chickens...


and their Funky Chicken Coops!


P.S. Did you know that Austin hosts a Funky Chicken Coop Tour each year? Check it out here.

3 comments:

Donna Lange said...

Love those hand carved chicken stamps!

Hill Country Hippie said...

Have you done any stamp carving Donna? Talk about going into an art trance! It's like a form of meditation for me.

Donna Lange said...

I have done a little stamp carving, I bought Julie Fey Fan Balzer's book but have not dove into it -- I keep thinking, as soon as I finish this online class, and then the next one and the next.... But I am inspired by your chickens and may just have to devote some time to it!