Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Here Comes The Sun!

I spent some fun time with my chickens yesterday.  They enjoy attention and, of course, any berry treats I hand out!  I've been planning on making a sign for Chicken Ville and trying to find a cute chickeny kind of name for their new home.

They looked so relaxed and happy, as they pecked around their yard, that I got to wondering if they had some kind of genetic sense that made them long for the fresh air and sun they had never seen in the mass production farm. ~

Photo courtesy of Vancouver SPCA

Sorry to show you something so gross, but that was their reality before they came to me.

Then, it struck me!  Bramasole!  I stole the name of the villa in Under A Tuscan Sun (one of my all time favourite movies).  Bramasole means "To Yearn For The Sun".

I  grabbed a piece of antique baseboard that I'd salvaged from the dumpster at my rental reno and started painting.  I'm no artist, but I wanted to splash on some greens, blues and yellows for a sunny day vibe. ~

I printed out the letters and traced them onto the board with carbon paper.  Using that outline, I started hand painting.  The rough surface did make it a little hard to get straight lines but that just makes it look handmade.   At least, that's what I told myself  and my chicken friends nodded agreement!

Do you like your sign, Gert? ~

How would I know?  I'm blind!  Now where are the stinking blueberries you promised me  for posing!
Decorating my mini farmyard is fun!  A pot of edible flowers, in a weathered planter, sits on a chippy, antique chair. ~

Gertrude and Maude will never again be #'s 107 and 172!  These are the pierced tags Farm Girl cut out of their wings. ~

They will never again yearn for the sun, because now they live in Bramasole! ~

Have a day filled with sunshine and dreams come true!

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