Thursday, February 13, 2014

No. 383-385 Love is in the air....

I am very fortunate to be part of the Traveling Chicken Project. Started by Azra in the UK almost two years ago, this charming little ceramic chicken has traveled the world and been painted by many artists. If you'd like to follow Ms Chick's adventures click here. As you will see, we are very open to being silly. :)  A big thank you to Nan Johnson for facilitating Ms Chick's travels.

This is a copy of my post to the Traveling Chicken Blog:

Love is in the Air
Oil on Gessobord
6" x 6"

Señor Gallo's feelings for Miss Chick have grown during their travels. I understand it has become a gran pasión. Poor Señor Gallo hasn't the courage to share his deepest feelings with her although his madly beating heart will not give him peace until he does. This Valentines Day will he finally take the leap or will his unrequited love continue to torment? If Miss Chick doesn't feel the same way, it could change their relationship forever. What's a passionate rooster to do?

Miss Chicken in My Hearts
Oil on Linen Board
5" x 7"

I can't tell you how thrilled and honored I am to have the Traveling Chicken and her companions visit our humble home. She is quite honestly the most famous visitor we've ever had. Furthermore, I was not prepared for her charm. No wonder artists all over the world are inspired to paint her! As you can see I couldn't paint her just once.

Miss Chicken in My Hearts 2
Oil on Canvas Board
4" x 4"

We had our second snow of the year while Miss Chicken was visiting. We were so excited I talked her into going outside to check it out. She wasn't too excited about the idea at first. She was very concerned she would catch a chill but I assured her that she and Senor Gallo could each borrow a scarf that would keep them toasty warm.

Señor Gallo got so excited he asked if we could go four wheeling in the snow with my husband's truck. Sadly, I had to inform him that Western Washingtonians really don't like to drive in the snow.

Thank you very much Miss Chicken, Señor Gallo and Momma for coming to visit and brightening up our dark winter days.

 All three paintings will be available to purchase in my DPW gallery here.



  1. what a great post! love the painting too.

    1. Thank you very much Johnna! I really enjoyed creating this post and the paintings. :)

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    1. Thank you Srishti! Fun is the word. Very fun! Be sure to check out her blog. You might be interested having her visit too. :)

  3. What a fun project- sort of like Flat Stanley on steroids or something. How long is Miss Chicken in town? Would she like to come to dinner? It's been a while since I've made chicken noodle soup. Oh perhaps not.. She's too much of a celebrity to be made in to soup!
    Still it would be fun to visit with her and catch up on her travels. Seems like an enviable position- traveling the world- being adored by artists... sign me up!

  4. Too funny, Renee. Great comment! Sadly, Ms Chicken is off on the next leg of her travels in a day or two. Considering your plans that might be a good thing.....
    I hear you though, that gal has a great gig!