1) Remember all those chicken illustrations I did for the APA Standard all those years ago? A little bird told me I'll get to see them in print next year! Finally! It's a little ironic though, I was kinda counting on those to be some sort of big break for me, and now when they finally come out what's happened is that my art focus has totally changed, I've practically stopped showing, and by then I will probably no longer have most of my birds.
2) Yes, I'm planning to sell most of my birds unless I have some major change of heart in the next couple months. I think the time has come. This is a long-winded topic that needs its own posting (not tonight). I don't make this decision lightly, it's kind of huge.
3) I am having a solo art show at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi in February. The whole month. The opening reception is Friday February 5th, in the evening. If you're local, please oh please come see me. I'll bake dessert! The show will be drawings, paintings, and hand-pulled prints. I'll see about bringing some scrim on opening night but I won't be leaving such tiny items there on display. I need to come up with a title in the next week. It's all animal art. I'm thinking maybe Fur and Feathers (like State Fair!) or Animal Style (like In n Out Burger!). I know someone will affix kinky meaning to the latter of those. I'm open to ideas.
4) I am thinking of changing the title of my blog. I'll always be The Chicken Lady, but things have changed. I just want to warn you that you might show up here one day and find the blog has a shiny new name.