Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tastes Like Chicken

Hopping around from blog to blog the other night, I found one that gave me an inspiration for a new snip. I'd never been to this blog before, and evidently didn't read the post very carefully. What I saw was notice that Friday was "Rooster Day," and everyone was supposed to display their roosters on Friday. My mind read that as "create something with a rooster motif." So I did.

Going back to check on the particulars tonight, I found that this really wasn't what the originator had in mind. I think that her blog isn't a craft blog, which was what I had assumed. (Here go my doofy assumptions again. I just think that all blogs are either art/craft blogs, education blogs, or bike blogs.) Actually, I think that the hosting blog is themed towards lovely homemaking. So, I think you are really supposed to show figurines and the like.

Anyway, I made my roosters.

I felt guilty that perhaps I didn't follow the directions. After all, wasn't it moi who was frustrated about 12 hours ago when a student or two failed to follow my directions? Directions that had both been vocalized and projected on a big 5' x 6' screen??? So to rectify my breech of etiquette, I dug around and found some rooster chatzkees. My Mom collected all things chicken. When she passed away I gathered up some of the ones I had given her over the years.

When I bought this one it said "boot scraper." It rings like a bell though. I always thought Mom really liked this one.

This glass one I thought was lovely. All I remember about it was that I bought it one day when I was with an old boyfriend. I wish it reminded me more of my Mom....or chickens....or anything but that old boyfriend.

This is a fun one. It isn't an antique, but I suppose it was based on one.

Its fun to play with for just about as long as that video. Can't you just picture some kid playing with it ad nauseum to annoy the heck out of their sibling? Anyway, I like it.

If you have an interest in seeing the hundreds of roosters that other folks posted, head over to Bella Vista tomorrow and check them out.

I liked having someone give me a springboard for a snip idea. Anyone know of any other special blog events that I can alter to my own liking?


Kim said...

OK - I really, really, REALLY want to make your rooster! Could you scan it? It is WONDERFUL! I wish I had even a tiny bit of your talent! (I can cut - but I'm not so good with "original designs". Thank goodness others, like you, are!

Julie said...

LOLOL...I love that idea of altering the ideas form other blogs! Not a bad idea at all, actually! Like in my case, I might like to make a rooster ATC, or some other craft. Very great idea...thanks!

I love your snip!!!!!

Your rooster things are very nice as well.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I love the way the leaves and the tail feathers mingle... it is beautiful... do you snip all your Christmas cards?

I love your rooster collection too... I will keep my eye out for transformable blogs...

x Alex

Kathy said...

Your rooster display is just great. It is so wonderful that you have snipped such an elaborate Rooster piece. It is just exquisite!

Sarah / Bee House Hives said...

Seeing your art makes me smile. Thanks for sharing :)

Mrs. P. said...

Great roosters! I love the paper cutting!


Torie Jayne said...

Hi fellow party goer, Great rooster collection!, such a beautiful rooster motif, Have a sweet weekend!x

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Great job on the rooster you made, love the other roosters especially the two pecking away, and the green glass one beautiful.thanks for sharing

deborah said...

that is clever! your design that is. woow

Bearly Sane said...

What a beautiful paper creation of a rooster...I love it! I also love the green glass rooster, it's gorgeous.
Sandi - My Roosters Party On

LDH said...

Hello Jan! I am catching up on blogging friends and have enjoyed reading your posts and seeing your fun snips. So neat that you are doing silhouettes. Back in the late 70's we lived in Cleveland and there was a lady there who did our silhouettes. Her name is Wally Spitz and she is quite talented!

So nice to visit with you again!

Rhondi said...

The roosters you cut out of paper are amazing! How do you do that?

Barb said...

The rooster you created is beyond fantastic! I'm so glad I found your blog. Your roosters are quite wonderful also but the paper one......

I'll be back. In fact, I am following you now.


Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh.. For someone who didn't understand the directions, if indeed there were any STRICT ones at ALL, your post was a real treat!! I LOVED it!!! Love the rooster papercraft you've made.. and I got a kick out of the antique rooster toy you showed!! If you ask me, I'd say "Ya done good!" Have a great weekend! ~tina

jackie said...

I love this post, and I'll be looking around for other things for you to march to the beat of your own drummer!! I'm glad you didn't follow the directions (or whatever they were), cuz I'm in love with your rooster snip! The old boyfriend - hmmmmm, that is too bad. Who wants reminders of those?

JKW said...

The green glass rooster is my very favorite - he's very old. Blessings, Janet

Sarah said...

Love these roosters and your blog. I'll be back.

Sandra said...

What a lovely collection of roosters. I especially like the green one. :)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I'm still making my rooster rounds!

Love your beautiful paper cut rooster! Very creative!
I love Scherenschnitte! and all your creations.

hmmm...back to your great roosters! Love that they are unique and that they were part of your mom's collection.

...too funny that you say wish the glass one reminded you of anything BUT that old BF. ha ha & love that rooster toy!!!

Blessings & Aloha!
If you're not tuckered out...hope you stop by my rooster party :o)