Nellie"s Needles

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Cow Tipping

When our friend, Alicia, came for her annual holiday at the beach during August she did a lot of tipping of this paper mache cow sculpture while giving it a new coat of many colors and patterns.
I had given Alicia several pieces of scrap muslin for cleaning brushes and wiping up paint.  Those treasured paint rags hanging to dry on the clothesline will find places in my future creations.

We got the idea for this project while Lee and I were visiting her in Milwaukee.  She had taken us to see a painted cow at an upscale art/craft shop.  We were tempted to buy that very expensive piece until we recalled that we already had a very nice, but rather plain spotted cow sculpture at the cottage.  Our thanks to Alicia for volunteering her talent to turn our cow into a "funky art" piece.
We are greatly pleased ... and hope she's looking forward to painting this cow's calf next summer.

10 comments:

Heather said...

What a gorgeous cow - I love her painted toenails and legwarmers. Recently I saw an exhibition of painted sheep in the grounds of an art museum near us. They were so varied and great fun.

Karen said...

LOVE this!!! Alicia did a masterful job. A perfect blend of patten and space. Lucky You!! AND to have the fabric painted 'rags' for your own work as well.Inspiring!!!

Elaine Adair said...

Yep - those toenails are my first comment! She's delightful -

arlee said...

i'm in love :)
the cows i tipped in my younger days were never as pretty as this one !

Gail P said...

very cool! put a smile on my face!

Kay said...

She's great! Reminds me of the cow parade in Chicago a few years ago, except she would have personality even in a plainer state.

Julie said...

I love this colourful cow, she will give you lots of fun!

June Calender said...

Super cow with a load of personality! Several years ago NYC had cows all over Manhattan during July and August and I have a whole photo album of them -- this one is there equal.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

"Udderly Delightful!" :P

Diane said...

Fantastic, I love it!