Thursday, January 20, 2011

Illustration Friday - Chicken


There once was a little girl, who loved animals so much! One summer, she went with her family to grandma's farm. Grandma had recently gotten four new chickens, but they had yet to lay any eggs. She said to the little girl's mother, "if they don't start laying soon, they're going to become our dinner". Well, this would certainly not do! thought the little girl. I have to do something to save the chickens!

So she devised a little plan. Every morning, she would sneak some eggs from the house to the barn, then she would come running inside saying 'look what I found!'.
Mother and grandmother were pleasantly surprised that the chickens started earning their keep.
This went on for a few days.  How strange though,  that the amount of eggs  in the bowl on the table never seemed to increase, considering 3 or 4 new eggs would be brought out from the barn.

Ahhh, finally the women got wise to the trickery of the little girl!
So were the chickens safe? well, they were while the little girl was there. She would throw a crying fit if anyone even mentioned having them for dinner. What happened after she went back home? who knows, but at least for a few weeks, they were safe......

and that my friends, is the basis of my Illustration Friday painting, called 'Save the chickens'. I know it's Thursday, but I had to get it finished before the deadline. As soon as I heard this week's theme, I knew I had to illustrate it.
Oh, and the above story is true, I'm sure you know who the little girl was, lol!

thanks for reading
xoxo

22 comments:

Heather said...

she's very pretty....and i love her pretty pink dress and black and white striped socks! sweet story, too!! xxoo

Lee said...

a very clever little girl, too! :D

Faerie Moon Creations said...

The illustration is so gorgeous and fun - and I loved the true tale that went along with it. Happy weekend! Theresa

Ichthus Fish said...

Very sweet story! I'm glad the chickens got a few more weeks of freedom at least. The ones in the picture certainly look hopeful! I particularly love the backgound to this image; it's very well constructed. And the character's facial features are stunning. Nice job :)

Shigeko Okada said...

Great street telling. I love the texture of the painting as well as color and the characters! So sweet!!!

Tammie said...

such a wonderful piece of art! thank you for sharing a bit of your herstory, your true story with us!

Cameron said...

Such a sweet little story...and a sweet little painting!

michele said...

What a beautifully illustrated account of such a resourceful girl! Charming, all around! :o)

slommler said...

Loved the story and what an adorable little girl!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Marlene said...

Very cute illustration and I love the story behind it.

Poshgit said...

Ha ha love the story, and the beautiful girl! <3 her striped socks too :) Great illustration! Thank you for your comment :)

Elena Maria said...

I loved that you included a (true) story with your painting. It made it so heartwarming.

Sue said...

Betty, the story and painting are
both wonderful! I love how you have them together!

Hugs

Jose Giammarino said...

Ha ha, great story! Wonderful illustration and I agree, chickens rule! :D

jodysart said...

I like your girls, very lovely

Magic Love Crow said...

Betty, this is so cute! And, I love the story!! Excellent work!! As always!!!!

Rabbit Town Animator said...

Lovely story and the illustration is very pretty!

Purple Pony Art said...

What a cute little story :-)

Brenda said...

Love your story and your illustration is just beautiful.

Amalia K said...

Hi there, Betty! This is one lovely painting, and such a cute story to go along with it! (^_^)

PS: Thank you for your sweet comment on my post, it was so kind of you.

Shayla said...

SO CUTEEE

Pam of Always Artistic said...

So cute! I love the story, I can just picture you saving the chickens!