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Cats! Sitting like people!



Not my photo. Not my cat. There’s more!

I’ve seen the quote at right differently worded and differently sourced, but I love it.

Anyhoo, I need some time tonight in what we call the “little weasel’s room”. Some arty friends may be putting together a group painting show in a few months, and I have to see if I have anything for it.

Well, no. I lie. I know what I’ve got. I’ve got nothing ready to go. But I need to shuffle through my sketches and see what I’ve got going on for ideas.

You might think to yourself, “ideas? Geez, lady, you paint chickens. What ideas?”

Well, that’s just the sort of ignorant thing I expect to hear from someone who doesn’t paint chickens, to be honest.


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: October 10, 2017, 9:22 pm

Do Uncle B!
Do Uncle B!
Do Uncle B!

Comment from p2
Time: October 10, 2017, 10:05 pm

ive tried painting chickens….. the little feathered freaks run too fast to get a decent coat on em…..

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 10, 2017, 10:36 pm

Need a airbrush.

Comment from Pupster
Time: October 11, 2017, 12:49 am

My boss was mixing his metaphors and said “we shouldn’t be running around like chickens with our heads on fire”, and it was a meme in search of a mascot:


Comment from Armybrat
Time: October 11, 2017, 12:54 am

Hey, Jacques Pepin has managed to sell a whole line of chicken art to Sur La Table to market to the masses. If he can do it, surely you can adapt chicken art for the local masses!

Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 11, 2017, 1:23 am

Isn’t it obvious?

Chooks sitting like people.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: October 11, 2017, 1:40 am

Have you ever made homemade hard apple cider? it sounds easy. Start now and you shd have rocket fuel by Halloween — for the kiddies!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 11, 2017, 2:12 am

Cats sitting like people? Pfui. Dime a dozen.
Now, weasels sitting like people…

(Truth be told, I do like a cat lying like a meatloaf.)

Comment from Niña
Time: October 11, 2017, 4:35 am

Chooks playing poker? On black velvet?


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 11, 2017, 9:42 am

Chicken art?
How about the famous charge of the Scots Dumpies at Waterloo?

Oh very well, use Greys if you must.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 11, 2017, 1:07 pm

The real secret to home made cider is, after it becomes “hard” cider, to leave it in the barn in freezing weather…. the silly unnecessary water freezes and leaves only delicious and exciting Apple Jack as liquid in the bottle.

Pro Tip: when the weather starts getting cold remove the cap from the cider jug and just use a piece of cloth loosely placed over the opening to keep things from falling/crawling in the jug. Failure to remove the cap may result in tears….

Made properly, Apple Jack will make you run around singing like a chicken with your head on fire.

Thank you Pupster! I am SO stealing that gif…

Comment from Steve
Time: October 11, 2017, 2:04 pm

If the chicken art well has run dry, perhaps you could branch out a bit. Consider some artwork featuring roosters.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 11, 2017, 3:27 pm

I don’t have a rooster 🙁

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 11, 2017, 3:39 pm

Good old American know how will solve that.

Fake it – staple a comb on a chikin, toss some bright colored paint on her feathers and git drawin.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: October 11, 2017, 4:06 pm

I still wish you wd activate your chicken cam. I love to watch chickens.They are beautiful and weird. I love when they look right into the camera. And the noises they make are very soothing.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: October 11, 2017, 7:27 pm

Your Mom was a Texan. You could always Remember the Alamo. I love the niches and ornate stone carving.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: October 12, 2017, 1:51 am

“…ive tried painting chickens….. the little feathered freaks run too fast to get a decent coat on em…..”

Now, THAT’s a very funny “word-picture” – I don’t care WHO you are!…

And the air-brush idea/suggestion wouldn’t help over-much – unless you used a very wide-fan setting, all you’d likely get is some funky-lookin’, stripey chooks – y’know?…

(That IS a pretty fun-kinda “flaming-headed chook” gif, BTW – duly-swiped, and will be applied with some alacrity at future times; thankee-kindly…)

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