Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Adventures of Alice the Phallus

Alice was part of a brood of chicks born in Oregon they went to live on a farm where they grow beautiful Red maple trees from Japan. Lucky chicks!

I believe there were 11 Baby chicks all of them named by the owner, but, as they got older Alice turned out to be a Cockerel! Hence the unusual name. He was a very kind and considerate bird quite responsible and proud, as you can see in the picture.

He was featured in a friends blog the owner of the farm:
Growing Gills

I think he became quite the mascot for them.

Then came  a challenge from Daily paintworks:
Chicken Challenge

For a painting of a chicken which I decided to enter as we didn't have any birds of our own, I thought of Alice so he became my project I was able to get a copy of him from the blog and managed a reasonable 6x6 oil painting.

Unfortunately I realized I hadn't asked permission to obtain the picture sending an apology and suggested if she would like Alice I would ship him to her when the paint was dry. I was surprised at the quick response and the word was Yes!

So at the moment Alice is on his way back home to Oregon
I must say I haven't made him beautiful my skills need a little honing in the Art dept. but it makes me happy knowing he will be welcomed home very soon.


  1. Lovely painting and bird. I'll tell you my stories on chickens one day when I have LOTS of time. It was quite an experience.

  2. You did a beautiful job and I can't WAIT until Alice arrives. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and kindness. He's going to sit in our living room right where I can see him every day. And, Heavens, I won't have to clean up after him!
    Thanks, Babs.