Maybe not, but I have. Living with a wonder-conure named Kiwi, as well as 4 lively chickens, I think about birds a lot of the time. This past weekend my family and I were tooling about Portland (MAINE) when we came upon the funniest portrait ever.
I think it’s safe to say THIS is what I’d look like as a bird, in a green checkered dress (with bow, of course).
We were in the Merchant Company when my daughter pointed it out. I started cracking up and she showed me a whole collection of these altered animal portraits, printed on glossy paper in 4 x 6 or 5 x 7s.
I must have been laughing pretty loud, because the salesclerk came over and told me she loves them too. Whenever she has family visiting, she shows them the portraits and they think she’s “creepy” for liking them. Well.. color me creepy because I think they’re hysterical. I asked whether the artist was local (she didn’t know) so when I got home I did a little research – after framing my friends!
Meet Rachelle the Cockatoo (with Gary Tiel, Principal, and Ostrich Sally):
They’re the work of Angela Rossi, an artist from Los Angeles who specializes in “unloved, thrown out and abandoned creations.” WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE?? She sells via Etsy, and also has a list of physical stores that sell her work worldwide, from Portland (MAINE) all the way to Japan. My birdie triptych makes me so happy, but for those more fur-loving how about:
Want to see Ben Franklin as Yoda? A zombie wedding portrait? Mr. Tyrannosaurus in a suit?? Check out Angela’s store, Beat Up Creations, for these & much more!!
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Ah! Hilarious! The basset hound looks like me with my brown hair.
It’s that soulful look – LOL!!
Hahaha!!! Oh, this post was hilarious! I literally have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard!
I seriously need to check out Beat Up Creations. Like, immediately.
Hope you had an even bigger laugh at the site – I didn’t even skim the surface here!
Oh goodness! Hilarious.
I know! How could I not share?!
a) I am buying all of them. Every one. LOVE them.
b) I just started reading your blog recently because Katie Ett said I had to. We were discussing how we don’t like any blogs any more except each others’ (and a couple more, I guess) and she recommended you. What she didn’t mention is that you live in Portland MAINE. Well, I’m from PORTLAND (no state needed) so maybe we’re nemeses? Right? Blondes from competing Portlands?
b) BOOOO!!! I mean – WELCOME! Had to lauuuugh at your (no state needed) addendum. What is it about Portland that always leads people to assume WEST coast?? Size? Stature? Lack of pinching crustaceans?!! Anyway, glad to meet you E – a friend of Katie’s is a friend of mine, city competition aside. 🙂
No. No, I have not wondered that, ever.
haha! your gravatar cracks me up.
HAHHAH! (Okay, how about as a kitten? B/c I SO KNOW THAT’S TRUE!)
Ha Ha they are great. The cockatoo is a good likeness of you. I especially love the Alpaca, or ir it a LLama???
That’s Timmy the Alpaca – perhaps the darker fur is the deciding factor??
Very interesting! have you seen portlandia? it’s a series on tv, but i learned about it via netflix. now every time i see something with birds, i think of the clip “put a bird on it”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XM3vWJmpfo
That show is so funny! We recently rented it on DVD and my older daughter couldn’t get enough (though my husband & I were “vetting” parts of it). That bird sketch is hysterical “I’m allergic! I’m allergic!”) ahahhahahahhh
Oh that was quite delightfully Bonkers!! c
Friends on facebook agree it’s creepy, but I simply LOVE it!
“Cats and dogs, living together…” Bill Murry in Ghostbusters!
That is just too creepy for me. With my nose, I’d be some sort of hound. Your bird likeness is rather good but you are the prettier of the two.
Kiwi begs to differ but I LOVE you for saying so!! XO
No, these really are legitimately creepy . . . but so funny! It seems like she really takes the time to match the right head with the right outfit. The schoolgirl cat is the best!
I think so too! She seems to have such a knack for it. Only wish she had a Rottweiler!
Is this real life?!?!? These have to be the weirdest and somehow cutest things I’ve ever seen 🙂
I know – I think the anniversary couple is my absolute favorite. The hands get me.
Funny faces. I wish that I had these nice family.
All yours for the taking!
Too bad they didn’t do school portraits like that.
These are so much better looking than any of mine.
Hey that cat has even less fur than me!!! At least I have a hairy mohawk & a fluffy tail & feet.
Yes, the sphinx cats are fur-challenged. My sister had one and as much as we liked Isa, I could never quite get past the lack of hair. Although my husband is bald and I LOVE him. Must be a selective thing.
Reminds me of an episode of ‘It’s Always Sunny’ where Sweet Dee turns into an ostrich…
Yeah they’re always calling her a bird. Skinny + tall??
What a sweet, refreshing, enjoyable post. The first photos does resembles like you in grace, cheerfulness, the hope in your smile and the kind heart seen in the depths of your eyes. Beautiful portrait…
Me, I think I’m more of the blue macaw on my sad days, red one when my heart is passionate and green, when truly happy …Take care. Best wishes to you and your family.
Oooh I love blue macaws! So beautiful and smart. We used to have a severe macaw. Unfortunately, she was just.. severe.
I wonder this the second I open my eyes in the morning… I always hope I don’t look like a bald eagle.
omgosh this is fantastic!