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Aug 27, 2009

ROOSTER PARTY

There is  a rooster party going on at Bella Vista hosted by Barb. This is such a popular theme because there is just something about roosters that seem to draw us all in. 
I didn't intend to collect roosters and in fact I don't. I just seem to end up with a lot of them. 
 
The large picture here was painted by me. It is part of a vegetable storage bin. The chicken wire is actually painted on. Now starting at the top smaller photos there is my doorstop, utensil jar, jug from Portugal, kitchen hook, plate, S&P shakers and double hook. 
 

This painting was done by the friend of the lady at a local apple orchard. It was in their store. When I asked if it was for sale she hesitated and he said YES. I felt really uncomfortable buying it as she seemed to not want to part with it. Smaller pictures are from the top, bucket, wood carving, wire roosters, Betty Crocker dishes, utensil jar, plate and shelf. 
I do have a few more rooster items but thought of them after I was done with these. I guess they have just become part of the household and I don't notice them all the time.  
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27 comments:

marty39 said...

Love them all. How fun and how neat. I am with you, I look around and I have a lot more roosters than I thought I had. What fun. I love all of yours, but the painting you did just had me drooling. It is awesome. I would love to see more of it. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

I too, love them all, Lori. The one you painted for the veggie bin is wonderful!! What talent. I truly thought that was real chicken wire. Do you paint often?

Also love the painting from the apple orchard. The lady probably gave her husband a good tongue lashing after you left with the painting! lol!

xoxo
Jane

Dawn said...

I know what you mean about them just showing up. You've got a great collection. What really caught my eye was the chicken wire you painted. It's so realistic. Great job!
Dawn

Lori E said...

Blondie I don't paint as often as I used to. The store I sold through closed down so I have just been painting pieces for myself and for gifts and giveaways on here.
Dawn, the chicken wire didn't take as long as you would think. You take real wire and spread it over the piece then you take a hammer and bash it into the wood at all the bumpy connecting spots. Then when you take it off there are dents in the wood where all the lines intersect and you know where to paint. There goes all my painting secrets.

Lynn said...

Oh! I forgot about my pitcher from Spain!
My rooster post is set to pop up at midnight.

lindalee said...

Hey, I love this new look for your blog or has it been here for awhile and I missed it....too late getting home from work...bleerie eyed. Not a rooster person but that was the kitchen decor at the place we stayed in St. Joe's for the week.

Stacey said...

You are so talented! I love your painting. All ofyour other roosters are pretty neat too. :)

Shelia said...

Love all of those great roosters and the paintings and wonderful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cass @ That Old House said...

for someone who doesn't collect roosters -- well, they seem to collect YOU! Love them -- but I love roosters and chickens. If it weren't for the dog, I'd have chickens here. Well, if it weren't for a sensible husband, I'd have chickens....

You are a GOOD painter! I am so envious. There are so many things I'd like to paint, but sadly -- not enough talent!

Cass

Martha said...

You have some great roosters and I love the one you painted!

Jane said...

You have a great collection.....for not having a collection :) You are very talented. That rooster you painted with the chicken wire was very well done. I love your blog name too!

Jane said...

Love the wire rooster! I have a wire chicken somewhere. Pretty sure the husband has hidden it in the attic under the fluffy insulation. He hates chicken & rooster collections. But one day, I'm gonna brave the heat of the attic & poke around thru the insulation with a stick till I find my chicken!

He's hidden off stuff in the insulation before - so I'm on to him!

Joanne said...

Ohhh Lori I wanted to play but I don't have any roosters - at least I didn't think I did. I know I have one. Now if you want to have a tea pot party that is my collection - I have been on the hunt for a special tea pot for over five years now and won't get another one until I find that one.
Love your pictures -- I do adore other people's tole painting.

Leanne said...

Wow, I love all your roosters, but my fav is the one you painted on the vegetable bin. What an artist, you are so talented. Thanks for sharing!

mbkatc230 said...

You have a great collection even if it's not a "collection" lol. I love the bucket of all things, and I really like the painting you did on the veggie bin. Very nice, right down to the chicken wire. Have a great weekend! Kathy

Bill said...

Hi Lori,
I didn't realize you were a painter! Thanks for sharing the technique you used to transfer the wire design to the painting surface. I know from experience, however, that getting the drawing done is barely half the battle... it's applying the paint ... the colors, values, shading, brushwork, etc. etc. that determine the final outcome!

I have that same little rooster pitcher from Portugal. Mine came from GW ... I think it cost 99 cents. Was I robbed???

Bill

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hello~thankyou for visiting me. I love all of your roosters. I think I need a salt & pepper set like yours,lol!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Loved your rooster party! What a lovely collection.

Irma :)

Chari said...

Hello Ms. Lori...

Ohhh my...you DO have a fabulous collection of roosters!!! Love them all but my favorite is the darling rooster that you painted on the front of your vegetable bin...it's gorgeous, my friend!!! Love all of the chicken wire that you painted...WOW!!! It really is fabulous!!! I just read your comment about how you did it...why I would have never thought of doing it that way!!! Thanks for sharing your secret with us!!! You're such a talented lady!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Becky K. said...

I forgot my favorite rooster! I couldn't believe it, but it is not in the kitchen...so I just plumb forgot.

Happy Rooster Party

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Sue said...

I am in awe of your painting skills! The rooster you painted on your bin is so absolutely adorable, Lori! I really don't collect these fowl, either. But like you, they tend to make an appearance every so often. In fact, there were none inhabiting my kitchen until a few months ago when Rue and Sue told me that I needed to set them out so I could be a
"proper blogger." tee hee
hugs, Sue

Barb said...

I love your painting and the rest of your roosters.! You are one talented lady.

Happy Saturday.

hugs
Barb

Ali said...

So you did this over at Barb's eh? Looks like it was quite the hen party with lots of fowl play.

Right...I'll get me coat....

Ali

Sarah said...

I had to smile when I read about not intending to collect roosters. Does any one set out to collect something? :-) Amazing how these things can grow though. I loved seeing your guys. Thanks for sharing your fun roosters. Hope to see you at my place for some more rooster fun.
hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com

Lara Harris said...

Beautiful collection and who-hoo I am your 100th follower!:)

Ruby said...

The party's not over! Still posting roosters this week. You have a beautiful flock. I like the blue one. All are gorgeous. What talent! I have to use rub-ons!!
I do collect. I have so many I had to put bans out. NO more roosters. Now if it's a hen.......LOL

Denise Marie said...

love that blue watercolor.

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