Ester's Feathers

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Artist with a day job
Location Seattle, Washington
Introduction In the summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with lymphoma. A week before surgery, while walking my dog, we saw her. A little brown hen, crossing the street. I asked around and apparently she'd been wandering around for several days. I went home and came back with sunflower seeds and a cat carrier and got her and took her home with the intent of posting some fliers looking for her owner. But that night she perched on my arm and fell asleep and I fell in love. I named her Ester. The following week I scarcely thought about my operation. Now my time was filled with chicken logistics. The cancer turned out to be no big thing and several weeks later I got Beulah, a big old Australorp. Having chickens: I'd wanted them for many years, but I've often wanted a lot of things and when I got them, well, eh. But chickens - I feel like I'm discovering some wonderful truth. Now that it's summer, Ester is over her terrible molt that nearly killed her and the two of them preen, nap and take dirt baths while I languish and read in the hammock. In this way, I am finding my own personal God and it came in the form of a little brown hen.
Interests Painting, writing, music, performing, chickens, and a continual quest for a cottage industry whereby I can quit my damnable day job
Favorite Movies Black Narcissus, Bell Book & Candle, Harold & Maude, Tropic Thunder, Coraline, To Kill a Mockingbird, Three Lives of Thomasina, Parent Trap, The Passion of Joan of Arc, The Manchurian Candidate (original), Vertigo, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, Deadwood, Carnivale, The Wire, Supernatural
Favorite Music The Fall, Massive Attack, Roxy, Bowie, Kurt Weill, Bernard Herrmann
Favorite Books CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Little Friend, Lord of the Flies, to name a few