|A Crow in Hand|
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Have you gotten into the fun Halloween spirit yet?
- Free Coloring Pages for Your Personal Pleasure -
Please feel free to print out the following line drawings for yourself, a friend, your children's or grandchildren's coloring fun! Each line drawing fits nicely on a standard 8.5 x 11" sheet.
This drawing is a take off from last week's "Three Witches" sketch.
And here's the "Crazy Cat Lady Witch".
Or possibly this one? According to tradition,
there's a different Jersey Devil and theme every year.
On Thursday, Jerry and I celebrated our 15th Wedding Anniversary. As always, he showered me with love and gifts; including, flowers, candy, beer and a great Mexican meal. Here's the colorful sunflower painting done from this drawing.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
|"The Chicken's Dream" After Pablo Picasso|
|"The Dream" Pablo Picasso|
The Chickens arrived last Monday.
After being here for five days,
I was informed that it was time
for the troupe to move on.
I thought we would have more time together.
I was expecting a week of showing them the sites
in and around Southern NJ.
We barely made it off the Sandarosa.
|"The Chicken Meets Kin"|
Oh well, I guess I got carried away.
I did too much, had too much fun and
simply had too many ideas.
|"The Chicken's Wedding Day"|
We did have some exciting times while they were here!
I'm really glad they came to visit.
So on Tuesday morning, they were sent on their way.
Stay tuned - more details and pictures
coming to my web log tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Many years ago, I read an awesome little book called:
Here are a few excerpts from the book
accompanying my stuffed animal sketches.
"You are a rhinoceros!
There is nothing you cannot tackle."
"You put everything you've got into everything you do.
Shoot and ask questions later."
"The more energy you put into something,
the more you are going to get out of it. "
"Stop giving and you will stop getting."
"Your life is like a river.
Keep the water flowing
and you will be refreshing,
life-giving, clear and beautiful.
Dam it up and you will stagnate."
"You are audacious, aggressive and enthusiastic.
Best of all, you believe in yourself
and in what you are doing."
"Luckily for you, you've got that two-inch thick rhinoceros skin,
because with your damn-the-torpedos charging,
you occasionally catch a torpedo or two."
You are a rhinoceros!"
Friday, August 10, 2012
From the the big non-responce I got here from my last couple of posts on the Traveling Chicken, I thought I'd better do a few normal posts, so everyone doesn't think I've completely Flown the Coop!
Jerry brought me a bunch of large sunflowers earlier in the week. They are very cool and really pretty but they are awfully droopy! It was hard to sketch them with their leaves all wilting and their heads hanging so limply, bent down real low. I put a couple of big "A" clamps on one as a stand and set it up high above my eye level to get this angle.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
|Little Chicken in "The Dream" by Sandy Sandy|
Today the Traveling Chicken and I looked at art on the computer.
We found this painting by Rousseau called "The Dream".
|"The Dream" by Henri Rousseau|
TC really loved the painting and said that staying here at the Sandarosa
made her feel like she was living in a dream. Later we found a painting by Pablo Picasso also called "The Dream". I told her I would draw her into Picasso's dream tomorrow.
|Little Chicken on a "Bridge Over a Pond" by Sandy Sandy|
Our Little Traveling Chick loved my drawing from Tuesday so much,
that yesterday, I put her into this painting of a "Bridge Over a Pond" by Claude Monet.
It made quite an IMPRESSION on her!
|"Bridge Over a Pond" by Claude Monet|
She said she just loves the language and the passion!
I found out that her favorite painter of all times was Spanish born, Pablo Picasso and her most loved piece, not surprisingly, is "The Cock". She said he's a hunk and she would love to have his babies.
That night, as a surprise, I did a quick sketch for her.
|Little Chicken and "The Cock" by Sandy Sandy|
|"The Cock" by Pablo Picasso|
|Little Traveling Chick - 2 min. gestures by Sandy Sandy|
The Little Traveling Chicken and her entourage arrived here exhausted from their trip on Monday.
I had just enough time to do some quick gestures
before they were off to bed.
Stay tuned for more drawings and adventures of the
Little Traveling Chick and her friends!
I'm planning on painting one of these sketches.
Which one do you think I should do?
Remember to Keep Smiling and Creating!
Sunday, August 5, 2012
ER ER , ER ER, ERRRRRRRR!
|THIS IS ONE OF TC'S BODYGUARD / BOYFRIENDS|
I'VE GOT SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT!
|THIS GUY IS HER MANAGER/ OTHER BOYFRIEND|
|I GUESS THIS IS HER MOMMA AND SOME SIBLINGS|
AND THE FAMILY
|HERE'S A SAD PICTURE OF TC AFTER SHE BROKE|
AND THE FAMOUS
~~~~~~~ ARE ON THEIR WAY TO ME! ~~~~~~~~
I'VE NEVER HAD A CELEBRITY COME VISIT ME BEFORE
AND PLAN TO SHOW ALL MY GUESTS A GRAND OLE TIME.
I'VE GOT SO MANY IDEAS, THEY MAY NEED TO STAY HERE FOR WEEKS!
(POSSIBLY THE JERSEY SHORE, PHILADELPHIA, THE ART MUSEUM?)
I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT OUR UPCOMING ADVENTURES. THE PAST FEW DAYS I'VE BEEN DRAWING AND PAINTING THESE GUYS IN MY SKETCHBOOK FROM JILL POLSBY'S PHOTOS. THEY MAKE ME SMILE.
CHECK OUT THE LITTLE TRAVELING CHICKEN BLOG, THE HISTORY, THE AUTHORS AND ARTWORK AND THE POSTS! AND I'LL BE ADDING MORE AS THINGS HAPPEN HERE WITH THE LITTLE T.C. AND HER TROUPE.
I WOULD GREATLY APRECIATE A LITTLE CHICKEN SCRATCH.