Soon after the chicken coop was finished I decided to create a simple blog about our chickens that we could share with family and friends. Somehow this simple gesture-of-a-blog morphed into our blog/shop and the making of the Artist Series. I have been an art educator for over 25 years and currently spend my days teaching energetic, aspiring artists at a public middle school. I am intrigued by art history, especially 20th century art. One day this past summer, I got the hair-brained idea to create a chicken series taking the inspiration from master artists. I recruited my brother, Curt Oxford, a graphic designer from Sebastian, Florida to help me.