Monday, May 25, 2009

Valued Art and Artists

Janey of Janeys Journey is preparing her zine of fabulous poultry. Since she seems to have otherwise foresaken her birds altogether in favor of her beasties, I thought it would be a good time to post this beautiful post card she sent me of the Orpington breed that won the grand prize at the 1886 Crystal Palace Poulty Show.

Needless to say, I value this small piece of art. Janey's creative, whimsical drawings with their economical lines and bright colors always make me happy. I was going to frame the Orpington bird and hang it on the wall, but then decided that the desk frame you see here would allow me to have it on my desk at work where I could enjoy it all day.

In the picture above, I tried my own breeding program with the rooster lamp. It didn't work. I'm thinking now - maybe they are both roosters? I think so - my mistake - sorry guys.

Finally, Raena of Raena's Sketch Journal has stepped out of her comfort zone, and sketched in public. She deserves an award, and here it is. Congratulations Raena!


  1. Thanks for your kind words. I think you are right, the bird just brought to front my son's feelings of loss of his grandfather. This memorial day is a hard day. But I'm proud of my dad's service in Korea and all the vets that have fought for this beautiful country!

  2. Oh my gosh, I laughed so hard at this! Thank you, I carry this award with pride! Soon I'll be casting off my invisibility cloak and sketching right out there where people can see me! ;)

    Definitely the same Mickey, but the spoon shape is slightly different.

  3. Just had a little fun, putting this award on my sidebar!

  4. I'm so glad you like my poultry. I have a whole new outlook on chickens now and eating lots of tofu :D. These 2 look nice together. And yes I have abandoned everyone in favor of getting the zine out. Soon, soon.

  5. what great spoon to own---I have the same lamp sitting on a really thick old vintage book and often arrange still life's under neath the spill of the lamplight--and ideal place for a little drama---that card is smashing, too.