Slim and Franke

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010


This 10 of 10 in 2010 project has really got my folk art juices flowing. I am showing a portion (above) of my latest "markering" that went out for the project. It was an exciting decision to try incorporating my own chicken's feathers in the picture for the sake of modesty. You can peek behind the feathers. LOL I am hoping the recipient will be able to identify a resemblance to themselves in the face of the picture.
Then I got off the project track when I decided if I can incorporate my chicken's feathers, why not incorporate my extra eggs in some kind of art project? Here is a sample of that. Water bottle and pop bottle plastic lids work great as stands for the painted eggs.

I got off track again from the project by making a quick "markering" sketch from a picture on one of the blog friends sites.

And off track again as I was inspired for this fellow I call Thunder-dome by a postcard my goddaughter sent from her most recent trip to Hawaii.

Who needs a computer with their artistic emotions are flowing through their veins?

(I think I can safely be back now. I hope I can anyway.)


  1. Granny!!!!!! WOW!!!!!That is an AWESOME marker sketch of Elizabeth and Ollie! Do you mind if I save the picture to my computer?

  2. Wow is right! Very unique!

  3. I love your clean lines, Annie. The marker art is wonderful!

    And a bird on an egg? That might solve that age-old query "Which came first? The chicken or the egg?" Maybe they arrived together!

  4. Dani -- Of course you can save the picture to your computer. I was hoping you would stop by and see it. You know how much I loved you photograph.

    Lynn -- Thanks. I think "unique" is a good word.

    Talon -- My eagle on the egg is appropriate, yes and so is the rooster I have on another one. There is also one with a squirrel as I enjoy doing more. And I have several nudes on eggs. Now that will have to count as unusual. LOL

  5. I see lots of joy in these works of art. You are having fun, I can tell.

  6. there is something so pleasing about an egg shape.

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice message. I loved your art work on your post too! Come back any time. ~ jb///

  8. Annie, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I found this blog,, the other day and thought of you. :)

    I always enjoy reading your blog and missed you when you were gone those few days.

    I enjoyed looking at the marker drawings. I can't quite figure out what the 10 of 10 project is, but it sounds interesting.

  9. Tabor -- There is a lot of joy in working with color either in textile work or art work. I especially love bright, vibrant colors.

    Pat -- You are so right. I don't understand the thrill of painting on an egg but it is great. Now my daughter does Pysanky eggs and that is real, unbelievable art. She also carves Ostrich eggs with very intricate lace work.

    LZ Blogger -- I have visited you before introduced by Jamie Dawn whom we all miss. Thanks for your nice comment.

  10. Awesome art, Ann. I wish I had that kind of talent.

  11. Occasional Pursuits Pat -- Thank you for the chicken blog link. I shall go there and see what it is about. Look at my April posts and you'll see the one that explains the 10 of 10 project I appreciate your nice comments and enjoy your blog too.

    Riot Kitty -- Once again you are too kind:) Love you to death.

  12. Anonymous10:04 AM

    Woo Hoo! Love your use of color and.....feathers :) It took me a minute, without my contacts in, to actually "see." You are very talented and I'm so glad you linked this post to Woo Hoo! Wednesday.

  13. Lovely creativity!
    I'm sure I'd concentrate more on non-puter arts if I were forced (Like during the summer os '07)
    But yes, inspiration certainly helps!
    I actually have a bird feather collection- n would use those Chix dusters for wall pieces too- Love the multi-media stuff-
    I've been known to oil paint on strange things like dresser drawers n clear plastic CD "Cookies" from the stack ends.
    Now how about making an eagle out of the fluffy feathers?
    Nice Thunderdome too, btw- my fave
    gives a great feeling to see it!

  14. Anonymous5:21 AM

    I love the dolphin picture! Very clever indeed.

    Thanks for visiting 3 Sisters, 365. So lovely to meet you!

    Best wishes for a great day,

  15. You are one talented lady. I still cherish my picture you did for me. And yes, why use a computer when juices are flowing through your veins.

  16. Always Nesting -- Marla, you are too kind. Thanks.

    Snaggle Tooth -- Thanks for nice compliments. Yep, I like Thunderdome best as well.

    3sisters365 -- Natasha, It's supposed to be a whale but dolphin is okay too. LOL Thanks for visiting me too.

    Bonnie -- I guess it is okay to flit from one project to the next. Hope things are as good for you these days as they sound.

  17. Wow nice work!! I can relate with the starting a project then seeing something that reminds you of another project so you get sidetracked... it's easy to do checking out all these wonderful blogs! :) *Visiting from Woohoo! Wednesday* Thanks for stopping by my blog this week and for the nice comment!

  18. Anonymous6:09 PM

    Well if that's getting off track, how productive are you when you're ON?! Beautiful work, all of it! I can see something ooh lala in the 10 of 10 (said in a singsong voice). Can't wait to see it in person. I absolutely love your thunder-dome drawing!!