Wouldn't it be wonderful to hatch some baby chicks! I know lots of hen-keepers whose hens are doing just that right now – or failing that they're got eggs in an incubator or they've ordered little chicks from a breeder. Each time I see one of the Spice Girls hunkering down in the nest box and snuggling some eggs under her feathers I cross my fingers and hope she'll go broody (they did in their first year, before Tarragon came on the scene) but sadly so far this year they aren't interested. However I have a back up plan . . . and if it comes about I'll let you know ;-)
All these thoughts of hens and chicks and spring-time made an image pop into my head, so I set to with my carving tools . . .
then I mixed some ink – a colour that reminded me of Japanese powdered green tea (I love the flavour of green tea - cakes, ice-cream, milk-shake – mmmmm!)
the prints are hanging up in my studio on the little hen clothes-pegs . . .
These original limited edition unframed prints can be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a small edition of 20 prints on Japanese Kikuchi Haini Kozo Koban, (a beautiful paper made from the fibre of the Paper Mulberry). The image size is 15 x 15cm, the same size and paper as used for the 'Love in the air' print. Each print is named, signed and numbered in pencil by me.
An unframed print costs £48 (and as a special for Easter the price includes p&p to addresses in the UK mainland).
Cards are now for sale in Magic Cochin's Emporium click here for details