Chickens Stories from Our Nest

Art by Mr. Tilly’s Nest

My children love to draw.  Sometimes, they like to sit back and watch my husband draw things for them.  Many times these involve drawing aliens and animals.  I can remember one day, my kids asked him to draw lots of animals.  When he completed drawing everything that came to their minds, the kids asked him to go back and put a goatee on all of the animals.  When he draws aliens, they come up with the most clever names related to some foreign appendage that is hanging from their body.  Well, last night, as I was busy filling calendar orders, little did I know that they were downstairs drawing our chickens.  It was my daughter’s idea. Tilly came first.

 

Then came Sunshine and Oyster Cracker, our inseparable Buff Orpingtons.

 

My husband, confessed that Dottie Speckles was the most difficult to draw.
Of course, he captured the Silkies too, my daughter would not have it any other way.
He was under specific instructions to write out the ENTIRE name of each chicken.
But my favorite, is how my daughter asked my husband to draw Dolly; broody in a nesting box.
My husband doesn’t think he is a very good artist.  The kids and I beg to differ.
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Artwork by Mr. Tilly’s Nest

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  • I love the drawings. Not to compete with your husband's pictures, but for the next 2 weeks, I will be keeping my 2 grandsons who are out of school for Christmas while their mother is at work, so I think I will have them draw my chickens. I think they will like that and I can post them on my blog.–I'm a copy cat.

  • Charlotte! I am so happy to see that you like my idea! I would love to see those photos. Come on back and post a link to those sketches for me:)