Thursday, August 27, 2009

My Roosters......

Here are my roosters:


This one was handmade by me. I used a piece of pine wood. I woodburned the outline and then I painted inside that with watered down acrylic paint. It looks like watercolor as the wood shows through a little. I sealed it with acrylic spray. I was going to put a little red wood strip around the outside edge and never got around to it. Maybe someday I will do that. This is a carved rooster and chicken that I want to show you. They usually sit up on a shelf in my kitchen, but I thought I would bring them down so you could get a closer look at them. These are handmade. Not by me, but by someone that was very good at carving wood. The rooster and chicken are made from a piece of (I think) a maple branch. They are amazing to look at and I wonder where the artist learned to do this.


This is the base of the chicken....it's legs are set into another piece of maple branch.



The chicken's face and comb is not as elaborate as the rooster's.




This is a forked branch, which makes up the body and the tail.





Look at how the tail is made. It is the branch with many cuts down into it and then spead out somehow to make it look fuller.





A closeup of the cute little face........








Overall view of the pair.....(on my old washer) Lol








Another view.......


On the bottom of the rooster it says: (handwritten in ink) "The Hayloft 1987 Jim Longest Guitar picker". So, obviously, it was a souvenier. I found him at the Salvation Army about 8 years ago. I found the chicken at a yard sale, in a box on the ground, a few years later. There was a bunch of other stuff thrown in the box with it. I couldn't believe my eyes! I couldn't believe that they matched and I was amazed that I found the pair of them in two different places, and a few years apart. I quess they were just meant to be mine. If anyone has any information on this craft, please let me know, I'd be interested to learn more about these.



I don't use this as a cutting board, there's too much work in it to risk messing it up......


I do love it and I think I will put that border on it and hang it in my kitchen.



I want to say thank you to Barb at Bella Vista for hosting this Rooster Party. There are so many bloggers who want to show you their roosters, so go and check them all out. The list will be up for a week, so check back often and see them all.

'Til next time, Love ya, Jean




57 comments:

Darlene said...

Hi Jean,
I'm visiting from the Rooster Party! I absolutely LOVE the carved rooster & chicken....such detail. Your painted rooster is great also!

Shirley said...

Your piece of art that you wood burned and painted is beautiful! Those wood carvings are really different and really good. No one will have anything like these!

common ground said...

The carved roosters are great! Such talent created them!
Debra

Kristens Creations said...

I love the rooster you painted on the wood! I also love the carved ones, they are all so unique! Kristen

Picket said...

hello friend...came over from Barb's to enjoy this rooster party! I love the on you made on the pine board..I'd display it for sure and it is amazing how you found the two pieces carved from limbs in different places at different times...thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

OH the rooster you made on the wood board is OUTSTANDING!!! What a talent you have!
And your little Dusty looks just like my little Harley!! :) Yay!
Thanks for sharing!
Karen - Some Days Are Diamonds

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Jean!
I am having fun visiting from the Rooster party! I totally love those wood carved rooster and chicken pair you have. And the way you came about the both of them is really neat! How often does something like that happen!! You did a great job on your rooster painting! Hugs!

Mary said...

OH, I love your painted rooster...wish I could paint like that! The carved roosters are remarkable...quite a find! I also looked at your mountain hike...good for you...that looks like lots of fun!

Happy Rooster Party!
Mary

dottydotty said...

fab the hand painted one is so cool love the little sticky one

Ana said...

Hi Jean,
You are so creative and talented. I love your rooster on the piece of wood. You did great. Thank you so much for sharing. Happy Rooster Day!

Blessings,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Barbara said...

Jean, Very interesting roosters, I think you get award for different roosters. Enjoyed them.

Barbara

PAT said...

Wonderful roosters! Beautiful pieces of art, as well!

Tammy said...

Nice to visit with you today and see your Roosters!☺

Stella said...

Your handcarved pair are a great find. I really like your piece of art. I would never think to woodburn and then paint. Great job!

Becky K. said...

Very unique! I love the one you made...and those carved ones. I've never seen anything like those.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

marmielu said...

The piece you did yourself is wonderful. My husband used to woodburn, so I am impressed with the detail here. It turned out really well.
Mary Lou

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Jean,
I'm visiting from the rooster party too and I have to say, I'm lovin your rooster art. All your roosters are unique. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Amy said...

Your very creative! Great job! I especially enjoy the carved rooster.

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Oh, I love the one you made!!! I'd surely leave him out where he can be admired. The carved ones are quite unique. Thank you for sharing them!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Jean, your roosters are truly amazing and you made the top one! Wow, you are a talented gal. I love all of them....they are wonderful.

Thank you for sharing and being a special part of this day!!

Barb :-)

Cara said...

Your wood art is amazing! Love the roosters....

Blessings,
Cara

Barbara said...

Oh great Roosters, thanks for sharing.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Jean,
What a beautiful job you did on your rooster, and the carved ones are fantastic. thank you for sharing.
Sue

JKW said...

I love the carved and painted rooster that you made. What a feat. The other rooster and hen are brilliant. Originally from the midwest, we would go to a lot of festivals. We saw a lot of wood carvers but nothing like this. Amazing. Blessings, Janet

Pen Pen said...

Love the rooster cutting board... you did a great job. The carved roosters are very very unique. Bet not many people have roosters like that!!!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

I love these! Things that can be done with wood are amazing!

Happy Rooster Day!

Jane

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Jean! Are you meaning that you HAVEN'T hung this rooster up yet?! WHAT?!!! This is BEAUTIFUL, with or without a red boarder around it!! I absolutely loved it as soon as I saw it! Love the carved ones too.. how very unique they are.. Really CUTE too! Have a fun day today, and have a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow.. what talent you have. I'm so impressed. I enjoyed seeing your rooster collection. hugs ~lynne~

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Cute roosters Jean! I enjoyed my visit here.

Hugs, Sherry

Coloradolady said...

Your artwork is really nice, I would have that rooster displayed somewhere, the work is too good not to enjoy...what talent on your blog today with the roosters. Have a great weekend.

Anne Fannie said...

What pretty craved roosters, such wonderful detailed work!
~Ann

Chris said...

Love 'em!

You blog is great BTW! I'll be back...

Chris

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Love your painted rooster. The wood carved roosters are very unique. I have never seen any like these before.

Irma :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Or....you can hang it in MY kitchen! :) Just a thought! :) It is simply beautiful.
I was in awe of the work and patience that went into the making of your Rooster and hen! You have a treasure there.
It was a pleasure visitng you..
Mona

Debbie said...

I love the piece you did yourself. Very beautiful. Debbie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh my, your woodburned/painted rooster is GORGEOUS! Love the little pair of carved ones, too. What I really love is that sweet pic of Dusty on your sidebar. I've got a little Shih Tzu named Rosie that would just love Dusty!!

Big Rooster Hugs & Pecks,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Jean,

I love the rooster you woodburned and painted - what a great job! the carved rooster and chicken are quite unique and interesting.

~ Tracy

Betsy said...

I love that first rooster on the piece of wood! Very nice!

Barb said...

Hi Jean,

You are one talented lady! I love the woodburned rooster- very different and beautiful.
The carved one's were quite a find.

Your puppy is a sweetie.

hugs,
Barb

Elaine said...

Jean, Your roosters carved from the branches are so unique! And the woodburned piece is so lovely! I've done a little woodburning many years ago and I know it is not so easy to create such a lovely piece! I really enjoyed looking at your collection.
Elaine :)

Susan Wymola said...

What a lovely unique collection of Roosters.. Happy Rooster Blogging!

juls4real said...

Yours are my favorite so far. Those carved guys have a lot of personality.

Juls

Lynn said...

Aren't you clever with those carved roosters.
I'd probably cut something important off if I tried that!

Also impressed by your climbing!!

Very impressed.

Kathy said...

Very unique collection of roosters. Your wood burned pieces is wonderful.

Dawn said...

Your board is wonderful. I'm glad you decided to finshi it and display it. You and the fellow who did the maple branch birds are both real craftspeople. Wonderful post!
Dawn

deborah said...

love the stick roosters. cool

Tracy said...

Hi Jean,
How great that you found and matched up your rooster and chicken! Or maybe they found you.

Lara Harris said...

I LOVE, love, LOve your woodburned piece!:)

Julie said...

ILove your Roosters... The carved roosters are great! I am having a give away Please try to stop by...

marieDee said...

I'm a little late in getting to the Rooster Party, but I was blown away by your rooster...the one that you made. Beautiful!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm still trying to get around to see lots of roosters!

You really have some very unique roosters! I enjoyed seeing them! You are very talented!

Katherine

fiberdoodles said...

Wonderful party and what a great collection of roosters!

Sharon

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Jean, I'm just now starting to see everyones chickens, and when I saw your wooden rooster & hen - they are just darling! Don't know anything about them, but I'd love to have some of my own! I will read your comments and see if anyone knows the artist! Have a great week!
xxxooo
Marilyn

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

My granddaughter's birthday was this weekend & I was busy w/ preparations so have been unable to visit the party goers until now...sorry!

Cute roosters! I wonder if they soaked that wood rooster in water to get his tail to spread like that. (Like you would celery, etc)

Blondie's Journal said...

How talented you are making the 1st rooster yourself!! I love the colors!! the carved rooster is fabulous also!

Sorry I am late in visiting...I still have so many more to go to! lol!!

xoxo
Janie

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh!! I love your rooster you created yourself!!!
& how fun are the pair of handcarved pieces ;o) & I love the story of how they came t be a pair!!! So sweet!

Blessings & Aloha!

I dont think I'll make it to all the parties! I tried to start from the bottom and then some in the middle and now some from the top! I'm so glad I made it to yours!

Jenny said...

Cool carved roosters. They're cock-a-doodle-cute! My Mom also collects rooster.