Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ms. Chicken Has Fun in Byron, Georgia

Sweet little TC and her friends knocked on my front door on a Friday afternoon. We had nothing but fun fun fun for a whole week! As soon as the feathery flock unpacked, we began a tour of my country yard. Right away, TC fell in love with the three "birdie swimming pools" under a canopy of Live Oak trees. These became the highlight of her visit.

The chickens enjoyed hanging out on this baker's rack whenever I cooked our meals. It's near the back door, so they could watch the sun setting over the woods. Senor Azul would wade in a bowl of berries, pretending to make wine while the ladies chatted. TC talked of her sudden desire to contact Walmart and propose a new "Traveling Prairie Chicken" line of kitchen decor.

After much more time at the pool, Senor Azul was craving a "manly adventure." He soon spotted a stack of old firewood under a tall Hickory tree at the edge of my woods. "Perfect for climbing!" he crowed. These brave chickens were not afraid of the poison ivy that wove through the scene, but I was very careful. TC thought the ivy was beautiful, and she loved basking in the ray of light. Senor Azul was thrilled to be exploring and pecking for bugs...just like country chickens do.

We had another day of country adventure that included picking blueberries. Finally, Mama Hen asked that we play indoors so her babies could rest. (Little did she know, the noisy neighbor kids would come to play.)  It was time for me to begin TC's painting, so we all gathered in the art room. While TC posed, the visiting neighbor kids (aka "little monsters") tried to make her laugh.

TC and I stayed up late, discussing her painting and flexing our imaginations.  She wanted something to commemorate her favorite part of the visit...the "birdie swimming pools."  We hope you like what we came up with.  TC says I've captured her "wild and sunny side."  

TC likes this early morning view, embellished with stripes of light and hints of lace.

"TC is FREE!" is acrylic on 8x8 inches wrapped canvas.  TC's body is slightly metallic.  This painting and more can be seen at Art by Susan on my website, www.intothedeep.net .

THANK YOU for joining "TC and Friends" on her Georgia adventure!


  1. Susan, this is so cute! I love your loose and happy way of painting and you captured TC's personality perfectly!

  2. Thanks so much! "Loose and happy"...that's a very nice compliment.