Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Three Muses - Fowl Play

I chose fowl play for this week's challenge at Three Muses. I like the contrast of black and white in the background and the glorious color of this happy rooster!! The chickens on our farm were my mother's business (she kept her money separate like the smart woman she was), and each week we sold just over 100 dozen eggs...each and every one carefully gathered, cleaned if necessary, and cased in proper fashion. I miss many aspects of life on the farm, but gathering, cleaning and casing eggs is NOT one of them! Thanks for stopping by!

25 comments:

  1. What a fine, strutting rooster with colours so bold! I agree that he looks magnificent against his clutch of black and white chicks. Fantastic!

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  2. Love reading your story Bev !
    We've had also chickens and a (angry) rooster.
    And rabbits...a LOT of rabbits LOL
    *****
    A big bravoo for your entry !!
    And (yes i know) i always look for small details. Such as the shadow under the rooster !
    That makes it even more beautiful !

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  3. Wow- this guy is strutting his stuff- wonderful piece- ( and yes the male is always more colorful). Beautifully done as always Bev,and what a creative theme!

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  4. King of the Roost! This is wonderful. What a harem he has!

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  5. Love your piece, Bev, the contrast between the colourful rooster & his ladies, great idea! Hope you still enjoy fresh farm eggs, you can't beat them!

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  6. he's one fine looking rooster you've got there bev! i can just hear him chanting to himself, "mine, all mine" over and over again. i really like the contrast of the b&w and the beautiful color of the rooster.

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  7. My five year old son thinks the chickens are saying "go back in the barn" because he looks very bossy. His 39 year old mother - says great piece, especially the story wrapped around it!

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  8. What a great piece, wonderful :)

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  9. Another fabulous creation, Bev!

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  10. I, too, love the contrast of the colorful rooster against the black and white background. Loved hearing your story too. Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  11. Wonderful collage, and wonderful story, Bev! Isn't art a fantastic way to evoke and express memories - and this blog is a great forum to exchange them with people all around the world. Thank you for sharing your story - your mother must be a clever woman!

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  12. I love the black & white background .

    I have hens but only four & not laying yet ..only had them one week !

    Thank you for your comment

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  13. Bev, I too love the one splash of colour against the black and white background. Am I being fanciful to think it illustrates beautifully the long ago memories (in black and white) with the colour of the present day? Mmmmmmm. It's a stunning piece whichever way. Standing Ovation.

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  14. Bev, I enjoyed reading your story of growing up on the farm. Your rooster certainly looks cocky in all his fine feathers. Great visual! Love the contrast. He really pops.

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  15. Bev, I enjoyed reading your story of growing up on the farm. Your rooster certainly looks cocky in all his fine feathers. Great visual! Love the contrast. He really pops.

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  16. LOL, I love this!! what a wonderfully funny and brilliant piece!! I just love your sense of humour!! And I loved reading the story about your mum, and your life on the farm :) thanks for sharing!!

    Linda

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  17. Your scene is gorgeous!Thks for your comment on mine. Chicken trivia...We lived near a huge egg farm for many years. School kids got jobs "picking eggs" for extra money. My grandson when 6 asked his mom to help him make a resume to take there so he could get a job! She did, they went, the owners were very nice and tactful with him, LOL...

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  18. What a clever woman your mother was Bev... and you've inherited her "craft"! I love the contrast of colour vs. black and white too! And the sentiment had me grinning!! Great choice of theme! ;o)

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  19. Brilliant piece Bev, and what a great theme, real inspiration!

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  20. He is stunning, just stunning! He deserves to be showed off this way! I enjoyed reading about your life growing up on the farm, I'm sure it was alot of work for everyone! Really love this piece!

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  21. Love your picture and the humour!
    juno
    xx
    Juno's Place

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  22. Beautiful piece, Bev.

    I grew up on a farm too, and we used to sell eggs. I remember my mother loading us up in the car and we'd go door to door selling our eggs (back in the day).

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  23. My, my...that rooster is feeling mighty cocky, isn't he? Fun piece! ~Lori

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