Friday, January 30, 2015

Hello from the Chicago subrubs!

TC and her entourage arrived here last Tuesday after being nestled safely in their brand new accommodations, carefully selected by our fantastic mod Pandalana. While everyone traveled comfortably and arrived safely, they unfortunately arrived to a very chilly and wet week. While that sort of weather isn't conducive to adventuring, when you're on a whirlwind tour around the world, it can be nice to just take a week out to relax and enjoy the pitter-pat of very much unseasonable raindrops. 

Studies | 2015 | Gouache

My guests were all very good sports and allowed me to use part of our time spent indoors doing studies of each of them on their own. These were done in gouache, a medium I haven't used much before, but which I found that I enjoyed quite a bit. Even more than its wild-child sibling, watercolor.

TC and Her Friends | 2015 | Oil

I sent TC and friends off on the next leg of their adventure a couple of days ago, and am very much looking forward to their continued adventures.


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Friday, January 16, 2015

HolyCow! It's The Traveling Chicken!

No one could  believe that TC was finally here.  They had all read about her wonderful travels and ooohed and ahhhhed over all the places she had visited.  But, they never thought that she would ever want to visit here.  After all she had been in such wonderful places.

TC was so taken aback by everyone's comments and all the celebrity status that she got that she was nearly speechless through most of her stay.

But with a tear in her eye as she was leaving her new friends she said:

"It is not the cities or buildings or places that I look forward to seeing, but the incredible wonderful new friends that I am so grateful to have the opportunity to meet and share my time with.  I come from very humble beginnings and am always so stunned that everyone is making a fuss over me.  I know it seems that I am always wanting to leave when I just arrived.  But, I am just so flabbergasted over all the special people I am meeting, that I want to make more friends.  I never dreamed I could be so happy.  Thank you for adding another page to my story."

And everyone hugged and cried and said their farewells and hopes that maybe, just maybe someday they will have the privilege of her company once again.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

TC at Teronus Productions and Recording Studio

I have special ordered TC and friends a new travel container that is very sturdy and will ensure safer future travels.  So she will just have to remain with me a few days longer until it arrives.  Here she is enjoying her tour of Teronus Recording Studio while Chicken Pickins and Bongo Bunny show off their talent!  She was very impressed and entertained.  They have  been recording all week and are sure they have a hit!  TC and Señor Gallo Azul have even helped with vocals.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Holy Cow! It's TC! Time to celebrate!

TC has been visiting with me over the holidays.  She has celebrated and relaxed a bit, and met many new friends.  Some of whom have asked to travel with her for a while.  She will be on her way soon to her next adventure, but for now, she wanted to share one of her favorite pics of her journey here.  She is still in NC and although is enjoying the scenery here and the hospitality, she can't wait to see more of the world and meet more friends.