June 15, 2015

I've been thinking about doing something with this back fence for a while.  When I picked up the paintbrush I wasn't sure what was going to happen.  That's the best way to start a painting, right?

I knew I wanted to feature our birds somewhere... we've recently lost precious members of our flock and just got five new hens.  I wanted a shout out to our chickens and guineas.  A memorial.  A descanso.  A tribute. This is their yard, after all.  

We have countless cans of random, left over bits of house paint, and this project put them to good use.  I added the pink because I have a pink chair outside that my son swears 'doesn't match anything ,mom!'  So there.  Now it matches.  

You can see some of my inspiration on my On the Fence Pinterest board.   Tammis Keefe's tea towel totally inspired my chicken figures!