For a couple of years now I have been fascinated with chickens - taking photos and watching them when I've had the opportunity. They come in a variety of colors and plumage and such wonderful shapes. Sometimes they seem to defy gravity tottering a huge body over such a small base. When I saw a Silver Lace Wyandotte, I thought of houndstooth check. So back in Phoenix, I started playing around with chickens.
This was my first try at weaving a houndstooth check. I started by painting a black and white striped bird that looked like a referee. Then I wove strips of black and white painted paper in a twill pattern - four of each. I liked it's loose graphic-like feeling... almost a sketch. This small one led to a larger, an even more exaggerated one .
I've spent the entire fall working with other colors and shapes, coming up with a whole series of chickens. One might call it a flock!
Along the way....
When I first decided to create a website, I thought of it as a virtual catalog to "get my work out there". Then I picked up a copy of Austin Kleon's Show Your Work. He so clearly states my sense of how we are a community of creatives who benefit from sharing our process and work; I decided it makes sense to blog and share mine. Enjoy.