A little while ago, I went to sleep with a huge hankering for donuts. Totally random. Then in the middle of the night, I had this vivid vision of little folks skating on the icing. It was so bizarro, I loved it and had to bring it to life...plus, I was still craving donuts and this seemed the healthier option. Painting created with graphite and watercolor. Art print below - available in the shop!
Yes, chickens can do the French can-can! This illustration was inspired by my travels this past year and living in Paris. Walking to our favorite café in the Montmartre every morning, my husband and I would pass by the tacky and touristy Moulin Rouge. I couldn't help but wonder what it must have been like in its Toulouse Lautrec heyday...and if the dancers were chickens. So I made a vintage version too.
I also have secret fantasies that Moulin Poulet becomes the next great animated feature film—but I worry it might be to risqué for Pixar or Disney—these are nearly naked chickens, after all. Of course, I would argue that there's nothing vulgar about being featherless. I'll let you know how it goes. In the meantime, you can buy the art print here (hand-drawn with graphite and watercolor).