As you all know, I don't mind sharing the spotlight with my fellow crafty chicks. Today I'd like to introduce the "new chick" on the block. She's also our newest guest in the spotlight. Who is she????? Drum roll please........ Let's give a warm welcome to "Barnyard of the Tragically Hip". Yep, that's right.
"Barnyard of the Tragically Hip came about when I made the big move from city life to farm dweller. My purpose in moving to the country was to search for stillness. Not the stillness of ‘ok-the-tv's-turned-off-now-what’, but the richness of a silence alive with possibilities. Silence is kinetic - moving, searching for thought. It is filled with wisdom and learning. But sitting on my porch looking out at the woods, preparing to do some serious pondering I found I was awash in the concert of nature. Birds. Bugs. Leaves applauding the wind. And chickens. And goats.
Since these creatures were so intent on their barnyard business I moved my old wooden bench outside to the yard and watched to see what was so important in their little barnyard world. To my surprise I found the chicken/duck/donkey/goat world to be very like my own. My little creatures were the same as me, worried about the same things I worry about. There was angst, hunger, passion, fear, joy, sadness, distress, curiosity and at times, arrogance. This was a whole new universe I was discovering. The barnyard was full of situations and moral dilemmas that were totally familiar to me.
I am a cartoonist, which means I am an artist with a short attention span, so the natural progression of things lead to my chronicling their lives for the world. Be warned, you may find your reflection in my little cartoons – believe me, it’s not intentional, but surely inevitable. Cartoons are updated Mondays and Thursdays."
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