Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hangin' with Chicken Mama

No, really. I mean hanging with Chicken Mama. She and I spent the afternoon today hanging some of her photographic prints.

A good friend of Chicken Mama's owns a business in town and after some recent remodeling found himself with an attractive entry foyer . . . and a couple of blank walls. He asked Chicken Mama if she would like to do a little decorating for him by hanging some of her photographs along with prices on them so they would be available for sale.

So that's where we were on a gray, very quiet afternoon in our sleepy, non-populated, nearly deserted (it's April, you know) town.

Okay, we had to start somewhere. This is the wall to the left as you walk in the entry door. (The door you see directly to my left is to the owner's office.) Does this blank wall make my butt look big?

The wall available for display directly across from the door is waaayyy up there. I was going to say that Chicken Mama did all the work on the top of our eight foot ladder, but I think I got to climb up there a time or two also.

Hey, Chickie Mama, I think you're about half a bubble off. ( I shouldn't have said that when she had a weapon in her hand.)

Moving right along. We're making progress.

"Measure twice, drill once." We put many screws in the dry wall for hanging the pictures and we only messed up on one.

This upper area is probably what will catch people's eye when they first step into the foyer.

And this is the wall to the left. Chicken Mama will add a narrow table under the pictures on the left with a display of some of her photographic note cards which will also be available for sale.

Both of us were a little surprised at how exhausted we felt when we finished. I think it was all the measuring and figuring in fractions that hurt our brains along with a lot of stretching with arms over our heads to drill a hole or hold a picture in place for approval. Climbing up and down the ladder 346 times might have had something to do with it, too.

But it was a fun time together getting a bunch done and I think we did a fine job of decorating the business foyer and getting a few of Chicken Mama's beautiful photographs out for the public to enjoy. And purchase. Yeah, purchase! That would be really nice.


  1. Wow you both did a fanastic job. I especially love the one of fall leaves. Beautiful pictures.

  2. I am SO glad she is getting her prints out for more exposure (no pun intended!) - they are beautiful. Is this business right downtown where all the foot traffic is? My hubby is usually a perfectionist when hanging things with his construction background, but the other day he hung shelves for me and it appeared he had "measured once, drilled 15 times" LOL... he blamed it on the studs not being where they "should be"... I had to remind him then that it was a wall that HE built LOL! It's 10 o'clock... do you know where your studs are? :)

  3. What a win win. The owner gets his area decorated, and Chicken Mama gets a display. Its great when things work out.

  4. Sparkless - Thanks so much. The representation of her photographs is pretty poor in these blog pictures. I should have tried to get better shots of each individual one.

    Claire - Thanks, m'dear.

    Erin - Yup, the building is definitely in the mainstream of foot traffic. I got a good chuckle out of your "measured once, drilled 15 times!" Easy to happen! (Studs are so hard to keep track of.)

    Jane - Now I'm so eager to see if there many people left around who have "expendable" income and will snatch these up. We'll know as soon as the tourist season starts!

  5. Figuring out fractions is tough on the noodle for sure. And no, the wall has nothing on your butt Mama Pea!
    :) Thanks for your support lately. Btw, I changed the url of my blog, same blog, different url, wasn't sure if you can see any updates in your reader or not, here's the link:

    My Cottage In The Woods

  6. You two are a force to be reckoned with! Nice job. Just wait until the tourist season hits. She won't be able to keep up with demand!

  7. Rain - Have no fear, I've been getting your updates . . . glad to say!

    Susan - From your mouth to the tourists' pocketbooks! The thought has crossed my mind that she should keep some back-up canvases of the same sizes on hand because she could quickly find her display with several open spaces!