But We Need The Eggs

OK-a blatant steal from “Annie Hall”.  Read on!

monoprint

Was watching a cooking show segment-game show premise.  Two TV chefs as contestants answering questions. Pretty silly.  The Question?: How many eggs does an average chicken produce in a year?  300?  600? 900?  ( I figured 300 would be more than enough). The “experts” guessed 600 and 900.

Started talking to my husband, Richard. He said, “300, if you’re lucky.”

I began to imagine the process through the eyes of the hen… What a huge imposition!  An egg is BIG compared to the size of your average chicken. Whose idea was this? Does it upset the hen?   My husband opined that chickens aren’t deep thinkers.

Anyway, this has changed my thoughts about eggs forever… and chickens.

Above is one of my monoprints-suitably chicken related for the purpose of today’s entry.  Comes from an article I read some years back, when the Dalai Lama was a tad bit anemic?  Made me feel a less inadequate person at the time. I mean!  We all have frailties-hope he’s feeling better.  I know I am.

WordPress Versatile Blogger Award!

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I’ve been nominated for a WordPress Versatile Blogger Award by Rosie Scribblah-my favorite blogging artist.  I return the favor by nominating 15 blogs I really enjoy.

I’m new to the blogging community.  I have blogged an obsession!  Now, I am going to share my artwork, techniques and slightly skewed views on everything!

Here are the blogs I am nominating!  Good Luck to All!

1. http://everydayadollie.wordpress.com/  My entry into blog following-Amazing detail of the world of Fashion dolls-

2. http://scribblah.wordpress.com/    Superb printmaking and entrancing stories.  I love this blog!

3. http://josgreenroom.wordpress.com/   Impressive and beautiful printmaking!

4.http://drewkail.wordpress.com/  Great printmaking!

5. http://doodlemum.wordpress.com/  I was immediately drawn into the narrative by the artwork.

6. http://mehallo.com/blog/   gorgeous fashion-eye candy!

7. http://sticksstonesnpaperstew.com/  fascinating sculpture-techniques and demo!

8. http://ziggyshortcrust.wordpress.com/  Amazing Drawings!  Fantasy-great skills!

9. http://artboy68project.wordpress.com/   Drawing!  Portraits plus!

10. http://hansishallucinations.wordpress.com/  recommended by Rosie! Very individual look at whatever!

11. http://hadesign1.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/text-drawings-created-by-cutting-thousands-of-letters-from-books-religious-texts/#comment-47   I am drawn to art about or constructed with text-letters-books!  This is an amazing enterprise!

12. http://fineartebooks.wordpress.com/  Fine writing on art books.

13. http://rubicorno.com/  architecture/photography!

14. http://grubbygrrrl.wordpress.com/  CATS!  All kinds of pix and info-lovely!

15.  http://andfuturedust.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/eclectic-tones/  The intensity of color just blew me away!  What a great idea for a blog!

Seven things:

1. I live with 2 cats and 2 “rescue” parrots

2. My husband and I were married twice–it’s a good story!

3. I grew up near a zoo.

4. My sister taught me to recognize the lead singer of all the Beatles’ songs, starting when I wa 6 years old.

5. I love “meat on a stick”–any charred/grilled/street goodies.

6. I love British sci-fi–starting with Dr.Who.

7. All the places in the world I want to visit have 2 things in common: art and seafood, and not always in that order!