This pen and ink drawing was inspired by a piece I saw in a friends home in Washington state. It was so hilarious and captured the expression of so many of us as we cope with the nattering nagging gossiping rambling tedious bores in our lives. I found some ostriches online and worked this drawing up from a composition I made from photographs. The original is available for $75.00 and 5 x 7 art cards available for $8.00 each.
I made this prismacolor piece on a whim last winter and it sold just minutes after I posted it on my facebook page. I still have prints and cards available. The cards are 5" x 5" and I sell them for $5.00 each or a 10" x 10" print for $20.00.
When we got our chicks a few years ago we needed a place to keep them from the older chickens my mother had given us. I used some leftover 2 x 4's and tin and made this using some plywood gussets in the corners to connect them and then stapled the chicken wire around the sides. We screwed large casters on the bottom and made a hatch at the top and a small door on the side to access the chickens. It's heavy but scoots around the lawn well and gives the chicks room to play and acclimate to the outdoors till they're big enough to go with the big girls. If I ever have to quarantine a chicken I can keep her in here till she's better. The tin keeps the rain and sun off the chicks. I've also used it as a large buffet table for parties after draping some sheets across the top.
My artist and scuba diver friend Bill Brown collected shells from his many travels around the Caribbean, Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, and South Pacific Oceans. He brought some to his home in New Harmony and when he moved back to Florida permanently he gave me boxes of these dusty old shells in plastic bags with hand written notes of their origin. I decided to arrange some of them onto a plywood backdrop with an old weathered oak frame around it. I love how unique each of these shells are. They add so much sculpture and beauty to my bathroom and are beautiful natural art pieces on their own.