Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"Ain't No Spring Chicken" by Jan Girod, theme "Spring"

This is not what I orginally planned to create, but a nap with the dictionary and I awoke with a whole new plan. After recently cleaning, organizing and having our studio spaces photographed, our studios are currently appearing in the Summer 2011 Studio magazine by Cloth Paper Scissors, I found so many things long forgotten about. This chicken block was left over from a Mary Lou Weidman quilt I made eons ago. She provided just enough attitude to create a great looking "spring chicken".

Her curls were orginally the springs in 3 older ball point pens, they don't work anymore and hubbys' collection is a few less. A trip to the party store provided her legs and feet. Dismantling little notepads left me with the right length white springs for her legs and her feet were part of a hand clapping toy. She has made me smile and giggle ever since she was done.


  1. Jan,
    your chicken does look ready to spring off.
    I like how she is looking, so artfull - : can you catch me, if I spring off?

  2. Jan, I love your chicken. I think it is so funny that we all opted for Springs rather than flowers, etc. Your use of real springs in your piece and the expression on the chicken's face just makes me smile.