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Friday, April 25, 2008

When roosters come to mind

I sat down to paint. 50% of the time, I don't know what I'll paint. Then as I start, something inside squeaks, urges, cajoles - and out comes...a rooster. A very dignified rooster. With deep meaning of course.

It made me want to paint all the animals in this folk style. Paint, sell it, say good-bye. Paint more, sell it, say good-bye. This piece has asked me if it may stay for awhile, in this home, where it was created. It seems to want to be with me.

I will hang it in the butter yellow kitchen.


Cathy said...

Ahh, the feathers, the feathers! He looks so wise and compassionate.

Speaking of the butter yellow kitchen, we never did see pictures, hint hint.

Mare said...

Oh i love your rooster....mare

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Anonymous said...

Oh Katherine - wonderful!! For your Dad?

coloredsock said...

mmmm. love him.

Paula Adams Perez said...

Today I got the book "Plenty" from the library. It's about eating locally and it's really interesting! Anyway, there was a quote at the beginning of a chapter I wanted to tell you - "If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe." Carl E. Sagan

Katherine Dunn/Apifera Farm said...

I read that Sagan quote in a pie book some one gave me recently. Isn't it great- so much goes into that pie, if you stop to think about that. or any of our food made of earth's best materials!

Anonymous said...

Are you all doing the localvore challenge as a community thing there? We're just getting going on our second year in this corner of vermont. please see our website if you wish - http://vteatlocal.org
But there is the more existential question of what is local?

Katherine Dunn/Apifera Farm said...

Thanks for sharing that Eat Local link. What a great thing, I wish I could take some of those classes. Bees have always intriqued me. Raising food, especially a variety , is a lot of work, and I am trying to keep myself from putting too many pokers in the fire. I'd love to learn to make cheese, as we love it, and still buy it. But milking 2x a day is another huge chunk of time. I am sure we have the local challenge here in Oregon - anyone? - I'm embarrassed to say I'm so self absorbed in my own veg. garden and flock, and lavender, and art, that I can't answer that. We do make a real effort to buy local - and my big step last year was to quit buying any tomatoes, period. No hot house locals either. We still have a long way to go, but we're working on it in small steps.
Thanks for writing everyone!

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