Polyester Sweater

Polyester Sweater, mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day, 30" x 40", ©2012
Polyester Sweater, mixed media on canvas by Kellie Day, 30" x 40", ©2012

Polyester Sweater, mixed media on canvas, 30″ x 40″, ©2012

It’s winter in the Colorado Rockies and I am painting a four foot pink flamingo? Why not!

Having recently spent a week in New Orleans visiting the tropical zoo, riding the trolley cars, and eating beignets, feeling the spray on an elephant fountain, soaring on a carasoul with white tigers, riding a wild hurricane simulator, and photographing my son in an alligator tank…  I couldn’t return home and paint mountains!

Something about wandering around the bizaare streets of New Orleans lifted my soul to a lighter place – the patterns and colors and whimsy of it all – the alligators, the Mississippi, the street art and jazz …

Bizaare: deviation from what is normal

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IMG_5450So out came this (nearly) four foot pink flamingo, which hopes to find a home in a Florida golf cart community, or otherwise whimsical location. It contains old recipes, saucy lyrics and lots of attitude.

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