My mom always calls this pitcher the puking chicken…she even makes puking sounds as she pours from the pitcher….but I’ll spare you!
Isn’t funny you can be a grown adult and still not know what something is really called?
Well, in honor of my 77th post, I looked it up. Here is the story and tradition behind the rooster pitcher (aka. the puking chicken!)
It is an absolutely fascinating story about the Medici’s of Florence Italy. If only I had know when I was in Florence. I may have a couple more of these pitchers. It’s my favorite kitchen item because of its playfulness and color.
So the painting I painted today is 16″ x 16″ inches. But I got the idea from this 2″x3″ inch tiny painting I did months ago. I bought lemons this week and I plan with the exception of pottery day, to paint the lemons differently all week. The lemons are so graphically yellow, I can’t wait to try different color combinations to create change.
So that’s it for today. Sweet and simple. After creating flyers all week, today I really just wanted to sit down and create something traditional like a still life. No matter what, I always come back to them because I find staging the still lives with my own brightly colored objects so fun. The paintings are not only my paintings, but a record of my home decor….for that moment…I’m always changing my decor (makes me feel like I’m in a new space!)
I’ll be hunting and pecking around my home to find some fun still life inspirations…stay tuned!
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