Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Art show action

Pretty exciting news around least, for me. My up-cycled glass chicken sculptures are going to be in a show at the local art gallery (details in above photo). Every piece in the show is under 12 x 12 inches and I'm looking forward to seeing all the other small art pieces and meeting local artists. Drop by if you're free. The opening coincides with their monthly potluck, so there will be food. Bring something to share. Or don't. I will just be happy to see your smiling face.

Here's a peek at what I've been putting together in the workshop recently. Meet the Toucan, Rubber Duckie, and Tropical Puffin. I've been having fun with all of the different materials that come from the yard and the pottery pieces are really working for me. These three birds don't hang in the window... The rusty nails are great for pushing into potted plants and Duckie stands up on his own.

He's a real cute little guy...only about 2 inches tall. My husband says I'm not allowed to sell him or give him away. The Chicken treasure magic is strong in this one. Of course, I love them all. It was difficult to put a price on them for the art show. I want to keep them all. But of course, that's just silly.

And this guy... The Toucan. His simple self gives me so much joy.Which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Bring me the head of a mustachioed man

Fresh Chicken Treasure! I found this handsome fellow on the morning patrol through the hen enclosure. Anyone recognize his mug? African safari guy or swarthy Aussie? 

UPDATE: He has been identified as Joe Recondo, a G.I. Joe action figure.

I just love his jaunty hat. Fingers crossed that his body shows up.
Excavation has been slow at the dig, but the recent rain has me optimistic for even more treasures soon.