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« on: August 19, 2007 06:37:35 AM »

This started as a small old space guy from DH's grandmother's house.He was so nifty I had to build a shrine around him. I had a big shadowbox-you can't really see the silver frame,I had to carefully put it on the scanner.I bought a piece of cool paper all swirled green,black,& gold.I cut a thin sheet of styrofoam to size,wrapped in background paper.Wherever I wanted to place something,I cut an x,peeled back backing paper,cut indentation in foam,laid paper back.Dab of glue,added item.
The shelf he's resting on is a cd cut in half.I used marbles,beads,a superball,earrings,and a few found objects.Why a chicken? I dunno,it was late and I was in full craft fever.I gave him a cape,and said it was Superchicken-yes,you whippersnappers won't remember that cartoon.Smiley The colors are brighter than it looks in this picture.
It's in my kitchen.


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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2007 08:07:29 AM »

Very nice.  (Although I may be biased - I am a sucker for anything clever and enshrined.)  Great subject matter, great assemblage.

The super chicken is brilliant.  I have a lot of rubber chickens - that may need to be my next shrine - "Chickens I have loved"   Thanks for the inspiration.

 
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2007 08:28:30 AM »

Thanks! If you like chickens,do a search for the Chicken Chapel-it's awsome.
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2007 09:09:09 AM »

WOW.  I LOVE the chicken saint.  Fabulous.

Funny thing is, I saw a TV piece on that chicken coop - one of those shows that show neat things people have done to their homes.  Can't remember which one (Look What I Did, Rezoned, What's With That House - something like that).  They never mentioned that she was an artist.

And, one good chicken link deserves another:

http://www.chickenboy.com/CBOpenersPages/Homepage.html
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