Folk art and chickens!

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One one of my recent scavenging hunts in town for vintage lace,linen and crochet,i came across 3 sad looking wooden chickens.Now being a chicken lover{not a lover of eating chicken as i’m a veggie!},and an enthusiastic upcycler,i could not walk away and go home without them! So i purchased the hens,whispering to them whilst putting them in my shopping bag,that i do solemnly swear to love,paint and make them beautiful šŸ™‚ … yes,yes,i am a little strange{at times!} …

So with chickens safely rescued i continued on with my hunt for all things lace and linen and generally pretty or vintage.That is a whole other story,but i shall add that,yes i succeeded in my quest and came home with a separate bag stuffed full of said lace,linen,crochet and cotton…and a BIG smile on my face! Now THAT is the kind of shopping that makes me happy! šŸ˜€

Once home,coffee made and back in my studio room,i emptied out my bags of goodies and smiled at them like a child at Christmas! I sorted through all the fabrics and lace first and put them on a gentle wash,going back to sip my coffee and chat with my chickens…

Over coffee i decided how i would like these chickens to be decorated.I really love folklore,folk art,tole painting,that kinda style! I looked at the chooks and thought,yes,that will suit you! šŸ™‚

So i sorted out the colours i wanted to use,i stuck to cream,black and red,mixing a little grey and pink from them too.The chickens had a little sanding to remove their existing paint and then i got started on them with the paint,and wow,did i love decorating them! Once finished they had some coats of varnish and little bits of lace or fabric for decoration and voila…..beautiful folkart chickens!

Since listing these in http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BohemianBlessed last night,2 of them have sold,in fact one sold within a couple of minutes,the other not much longer either! Once i had finished painting them i got inspired to do something i had wanted to for quite a long while and never got around to it,a painting of a chicken! So i have one in progress as i type! Although the chicken is actually more of a rooster,but either way is looking pretty cool i think so far šŸ™‚ Hopefully over the weekend i shall be able to complete him in between a bit more gardening,listing some new items in my shop and all the other things on my growing list šŸ˜‰

Thanks for dropping by,

Blessings,Fiona šŸ™‚

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