(Personalized Sketches photo of an original)
*Click on image to see it is drawn entirely with the last name: CABRAL*
*each original that I do, is done in a fade-proof ink that shows very well.
...however, some values in the sample photos/copies often are not true to life, due to camera lighting.
*some have asked about color in a drawing... The majority of the Personalized Sketches I do are black and white. ...but I have done some with color added afterwards with watercolor pencils, like this rooster.*
Now on to the Rooster Party...(and I do have a couple of little gift certificate giveaways that are used towards a Personalized Sketch of your choosing).
Mr. B's great grandparents came from the Azores on ships sailing to the Hawaiian Islands. They're Portuguese. (with some Spanish, French, a teeny-tiny bit of Irish) This Rooster Party celebrates the tale of "Galo de Barcelos".
The Rooster of Barcelos has become a national symbol for Portugal. It's been said it symbolizes "The winning of justice when you fight for it". The legend is many hundred years old and there are different versions.
Come sit a spell...A Tale to tell...He tells it well...
(This cute animation was created by Daniel Oliviera Prins)
~a Willem de Kooning Academy student~
This ceramic Portuguese Rooster is one of two that made its roost long ago in my hubby's childhood home. His younger sister and her family now own that home, which is so full of memories... My request for a photo was more than fulfilled, when her beautiful 12 yr old daughter sent all 4 views.
Sesame Street's Big Bird at the annual Portuguese Cultural Club Festivities?... No, but how about his Portuguese...um...cousin? Galo de Barcelos
*Once again...Mr. B comes to the rescue! He found several rubbermaids full of photos! Was I surprised when this was in one of them! I didn't remember that we posed with this rooster... & as I looked at the photo, I thought maybe it was a huge statue. But then, I looked a little closer and yep, you can see this rooster has a wing and... a yellow hand??
Baby Girly-Whirly1 looks like she's trying to figure him out...is it a bird...or isn't it? haha
What? Doesn't everybody love standing, facing the door, waiting til their other half repeatedly adjusts for the perfect lighting and the perfect angle... and proceeds to take ten or more pictures in order to get the perfect picture of a Portuguese Rooster on the back of a Portuguese Cultural Club Polo?
...heehee... my sweet, patient hubby did! His parents were very involved with this club. As teens, Mr. B, his brother & 2 sisters were members too. The hip, cool group of teens performed traditional dances and sang. (I wish I had some of those photos...but maybe on another post...for now, I need to stay focused on the Roosters!)
...so that fellow rooster fans... is a bit about the roosters that are a part of the Portuguese Culture...
Oh, here's a fella with his chest all puffed up! "Mr. Rooster"
(Personalized Sketches copy of an original)
*Click on image to see it is drawn entirely with the name: FRANK*
And with a Mr. ...here's a Mrs....
(Personalized Sketches copy of an original)
*Click on image to see it is drawn entirely with the name: DOT*
When a comment is left...it's sorta like a calling card to say you came by ;o)
I have 2 "Gift Certificates" to give... (of course, please don't feel any pressure at all...I'm just so happy to have you visit :o)
Each "gift certificate" is worth $20 towards a purchase of an 8x10 single figure drawing (regularly priced @ $65 /B&W or $70/color; matting & framing are not included)
...done in ANY name you choose & of ANY subject matter...a rooster or ANY thing you can think of... (I had to put an expiration date, since Christmas time for me gets very busy with orders.)
(certificate designed by Personalized Sketches)
PLEASE leave a comment for each possible entry.
Here are the possible entries:
1. one comment left on this post telling me what type of drawing you might be interested in
or like to see in a future post. or just let me know what you think about this rooster party :o)
2. if you are a follower (or become a follower)
3. grab one of my buttons & have it on your blog
I will draw the names and notify you in a post and also by email (so please leave your email information).
Since Bella Vista is leaving this party up for a week...the drawing will be done on the following Saturday, September 5th, 2009.
If you'd like to see some Radiant, Red, Refined, Rustic, Rowdy or maybe even Real Roosters, come with me to Bella Vista, she has the Rooster Roster all lined up.
Bênçãos! Até que nós nos encontrarmos outra vez!
(Portuguese for "Blessings! Until we meet again!"