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
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 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