Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Animal Wednesday

After receiving a bunch of used keys from a key shop, I've redone the chicken with more keys. I was able to layer them to look more like feathers, add a wing and fix up the feet a little. I love that I was able to find two "drumstick" shaped keys for the drumsticks. I found a cabinet face at the ReStore (a store that sells used construction supplies) and got free white paint at the Household Hazardous Waste Reuse facility. I don't think I'll be mounting it on black. My latest plan is to mount it on white and paint a gold stripe around the frame. I thought white would look more chickeny (white picket fences, white farmhouses, white siding) I think it will look good, but who knows. This will be a Saturday project because I'm tied up too much during the weekdays.

I'm thinking about putting chicken wire behind it too. Maybe too much? I can picture it in my mind but sometimes my mind plays tricks on me. Maybe I will paint it black and then still do the gold stripe. Now I'm rethinking my plan. I hate it when that happens! I probably need to lay it out again on solid white background to decide which I like better. Arrrrgh.

8 comments:

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

OMGosh.. do you know how talented you are? This is brilliant. There is nothing wrong with your mind. Go with your gut feeling on it. This will be fab no matter how you mount it.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I like the idea of a little chicken wire. This is turning out fantastic. I can't wait to see the finished product. I know it will be fab.

Marj said...

Love the previous pictures of your visit to Tok (?). My dream is a cruise to Alaska...
You are so creative! All of it sounds so great to me. What a talent--you just "ooze" ideas! A true Artist. Be sure to post what you finally decide.

weepingwillow52 said...

How about a red barn in the distance with a chicken wire fence?

A Lady's Life said...

its gorgeous!!

Teri C said...

Wow, it already looks fantastic!!! Your mind has already done a lot of great work on this, keep following it.

Caroline said...

Gosh - this chicken is great!! Chicken wire sounds like a plan, I like the metal with metal combo but how will you attach the chicken to the wire? You could make a print of the chicken wire onto paper maybe? Well, whatever you decide it will have been a great project! Love the drumsticks - what a find!

Kellie said...

Cool key rooster Patty :)