Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Four O'Clock Rooster

6"x6" Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife

30 Paintings in 30 Days: September, 2014—Day 3

Today begins one of my new themes for the 30 day challenge. Throughout the month, I will be painting subjects related to bringing awareness for Heifer InternaitonalHeifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. Instead of donating money to people and governments, they provide animals and crops. They help communities build sustainability in ways that monetary contributions don't. 

One of the animals that Heifer International provides is the chicken. Chickens lay many eggs a year. Our bodies get the same good from eating eggs as from eating meat. Chickens like to eat bugs, seeds, and weeds. They are good at feeding themselves. Most of us like to eat chicken meat. Because they are small, a whole chicken can be eaten at one meal—no refrigeration needed.

While visiting the Heifer Ranch, in Arkansas, this rooster kept waking us up at four o'clock in the morning. He also rang-out at one o'clock p.m. I don't know what time zone this guy thought he was in, but he was way off in my book. 

I hope you take a moment to visit the Heifer Internaitonal website and learn more about ending world hunger "The Heifer Way."

1 comment:

  1. This is terrific, and I love the theme you have chosen!