Friday, January 22, 2010

The Little Terrorist

This is a painting i did for my friend Paula from The Fraker Farm blog. I love the stories she tells about the animals she has living on the land with her, and one story really caught my imagination(and my heart). She has this little banty hen on her farm that wanted so much to be a Momma, that she would wait until one of the laying hens would get off her nest to feed, and then she would scoot right up and into the nest and sit there on eggs way bigger than her own would be in an effort to hatch the chicks... And once she was on that nest, she was not budging! The look on the little hen's face...like "Go ahead! Make my day! Try to move me!" was priceless. So, that's where the name The Little Terrorist came from. You've gotta love this little bird...
The Little Terrorist

6 comments:

Lola Nova said...

Beautiful painting and I love the story!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi mare!
oh i just love your painting! it is fabulous and i love the story behind it!

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

That is eggcellent! (sorry for the pun)
What a wonderful painting, you have captured her expression perfectly.
Lynne

Mare said...

Thanks everybody! Paula really liked the painting and that made me so happy!

inadvertent farmer said...

That is awesome...as a 'mama' to many chickens it made me smile! Kim

Farm Chick Paula said...

*SQUEEEL* There's my girl- forever immortalized by you, sweet friend!
I love you, Mare- you are so talented!