I love pallet knife painting and I love chickens! Fortunately for me I have a friend who loves collecting and appreciates both! Sunny, is the third rooster I’ve completed and she was fun. Sometimes it’s just a good idea to focus on something fun.
If you’ve been listening to the news lately, it’s easy to get down, the woes of the world are many. So I’m going to recommend one of the little pleasures in life, collecting.
The joy of collecting
It’s funny when you talk to some people about collecting things, often he or she will just say, “I don’t know how I started collecting x,y,z, but it just grew. I started to see paintings, ceramics, drawings all around me. Friends started to bring me items and my collection just kept expanding.”
When you start to notice something, it does seem like it’s all around you. Everywhere you turn. If you decide you want to buy a RAM truck then all you start to see on the road are those trucks! There’s even a name for it – the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.
Half the fun of collecting is displaying all your treasures. Sunny, my latest rooster will be displayed with the other two roosters, I’ve done. If you haven’t seen them, take a look, on my collectors page. I think you’ll agree that Sunny will be a fitting addition to the group. Additionally, I was able to customize Sunny, so to speak, by highlighting the blues and yellows, colors in my friend’s kitchen where she has the other two rooster paintings featured.
Perhaps it’s time for you to start something fun and a collection might be right up your alley! My husband is now collecting Red Pandas!
What are you collecting?
How about a collecting various 8 x 10 sunsets or a series of sunflowers? Or maybe peppers for someone in your family that likes “hot and spicy”. A collection of paintings as your grandchild grows up, there are many possibilities. If you like roosters then you can always get a few prints or a mug to kick off your collection. Even better, I’ll be happy to create a custom rooster for you!
It’s good to focus on that which makes us happy, something Sunny! Something to take your mind off tragedy, disasters, disease. I’m not minimizing those things, but we can enjoy the temporary, while keeping our eyes on the eternal too.
Jesus said that we would have trouble, but He is our Overcomer. So enjoy all that His hand has given and set your mind on things above where He is seated in the heavenlies.
What are you collecting? Are you interested in starting a new collection? Let me know your thoughts.
Catherine Clark · October 19, 2017 at 11:46 pm
Sunny has a different home now. He didn’t make it on the same wall as the other two. It is a challenge when you have no wall space in your kitchen. It is fun when you receive gifts from other people and all of a sudden you become a collector. What is even better is a dear friend that is an artist and I have a piece (several actually) of her heart in my home. I can see her love all day, every day and be blessed by her.
Michelle · October 20, 2017 at 6:33 am
So glad you’re enjoying your roosters!!