Sunday, June 15, 2008

June 15 work in progress

Finished and approved!

"Vichi" (Serama rooster)
5x7 inches
colored pencil, graphite, ink
on gray Stonehenge paper
sold (commission)

I am more or less done with the elk tooth scrim but then when I was scanning it tonight I thought I might still tinker around with it a little more in the next day or two. So stay tuned for that one.

It was a pretty uneventful weekend, lots of art and lots of work with the critters, I had to clean a couple coops and move the oldest chicks outdoors and then clean a bunch of brooders. There are definitely some decent birds out there, and some pretty bad ones too of course!

The barn swallows out front have apparently hatched, seeing as how I found hatched out shells under the nest today. Sure doesn't seem like it's been long enough since they finally got around to nesting, and I haven't actually seen her nesting (must be really hunkered down in there!). But hey, whatever, I'm glad they finally got their act together. I have not heard babies in the cliff swallow nests yet, which surprises me.

Barn swallow egg shells: