Animals & Wildlife Magazine

Lesson 947 – The Beauty of Pattern

By Wendythomas @wendyenthomas

Jan Brett was at the Northeastern Poultry Congress this weekend. She was showing her birds and in her spare time, she gave an art lesson and signed copies of her new book “Cinders.”


I caught up with her at her stand (she was selling some of her award-winning flock) and talked to her about the illustrations in her book of which I had just written an article. At the time she was holding a Silver Phoenix and even though I had complimented her on her lifelike chicken drawings (and begged her to do another one – Rhode Island Red Riding Hood?), she modestly said that he drawings didn’t do the chickens justice. She pointed to the feathers of the bird she was holding and asked, how anyone could draw such intricate beauty?

I know what she means.








Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at [email protected]

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