Monday, July 6, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday, Kooboosh



Well it's not Kooboosh, but Roy did a great job painting this bird. Who is Kooboosh? Kooboosh is a yellow canary my mother had always, it didn't matter how many canaries we had they were all named Kooboosh. I have Kooboosh's bird stand in my garden and have thought of what I could hang there other than a canary, (not sure my cat would like a canary in the house, or maybe I'm sure he would)so yesterday on my antiquing trek looking for china to smash for my mosaic bird bath I found this very well painted wind chime. I know how much work goes into these "little" projects and Roy's family donated it to the local Thrift store. I also know how much these wind chimes are to buy before you spend too many hours painting them. So I'm sure Roy won't mind if I enjoy his labors at such a bargain price, $2. the girl at the cash even suggested I wait till 50%off day. Imagine Roy's heirlooms at half price. We often speak of this in our painting groups, that we toil and try to paint lovely things so someday our children or grandchildren will say "Oh my mom/gran painted this, she was an artist, but we fully expect they will be found at the local thrift shop at bargain prices and purchased by someone who knows the work involved. I don't sell my paintings for this same reason, how much would you charge?

So this is my contribution to Mellow Yellow Monday, (we'll call Roy's bird Kooboosh) Kooboosh has a little yellow on his head and he's lovely.


I'm going to Hat Tip Roy 1992. photo taken of the windchime I own.

6 comments:

SouthLakesMom said...

How nice of you to rescue it! We love birds, and our kooboosh is yellow and green too...only her name is Stevie! Lovely photo and story.

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

Great find. I have been clearing out the storage shed on my parent's property and I have found all kinds of things I remember my mother painting. I hate to get rid of them, but there is so much that I don't know where I'm going to put it all.

Marie Reed said...

What a lovely story and painting! Now I'm going to think the name Kooboosh whenever I see a canary!

Anonymous said...

Irene, do you think it is Roy at Wentworth Heights? He is a artist and he has several of his paintings in his room.

irenka said...

Maybe!What are you doing in Roy's Room.

Anonymous said...

Cathy told me!