Saturday, April 16, 2016

Does this make me a Crazy Chicken Lady?

I am absolutely blown away by the number of people who have decided to follow my social media site in just a matter of months. Since October the ChickinBoots community has grown from 5,000 followers to over 30,000.  WOW!  Never did I imagine myself in this position when my husband encouraged me to start blogging about backyard chickens.


Many of you are new to ChickinBoots and may be wondering...who is this ChickinBoots?  I am a wife and mother of two energetic daughters in a suburb of Portland, Oregon.


A couple of years ago I started blogging about my backyard chickens and took daily photos of my daughters with their beloved chicken, Nelly, and posted them on social media.  My followers loved these photos and repeatedly told me that I should write a children's book.  After some thought and lots of research I decided why not?  I now have two published children's books that are not only available in English, but are also available in several bilingual versions





Both these books are based on a true story about my daughters and their beloved chicken named Nelly. The central theme is friendship and are sure to please all young children, even if they don't have a pet chicken!  They are available for purchase on Amazon or pick up a signed copy from my Etsy shop.



I loved illustrating my books so much that I started creating daily chicken themed memes for my social media sites and as you know, each meme features the now infamous chicken in boots or ChickinBoots!  

  


Much to my surprise these memes became quite popular with the chicken community.  People began requesting ChickinBoots memes on mugs, t-shirts, greeting cards and other merchandise so I set up a Zazzle Shop.  And I now get requests to do custom illustrations of people's chickens and pets!  If you are interested in a custom contact me at sarahbarrera@gmail.com

The chicken/pet community is full of amazing people and I am so happy to be a part of it.  Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your day.


Cheers!

Sarah

4 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah,
    I too look forward to your darling little memes every day! And I was thrilled with the 2 custom illistrations you did of my little herd of dwarf Minis, The Biscuits, and my special needs lamb, Lily!
    The children in my DIL'S preschool classes LOVED your books!☺
    Thank you!
    Janell & Lily

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    1. Thank you so much, Janell and Lily!:) I really enjoyed doing the customs of your sweet little animals.
      Happy to hear the children enjoyed the books!
      Cheers,
      Sarah

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  2. Hi Sarah,
    I too look forward to your darling little memes every day! And I was thrilled with the 2 custom illistrations you did of my little herd of dwarf Minis, The Biscuits, and my special needs lamb, Lily!
    The children in my DIL'S preschool classes LOVED your books!☺
    Thank you!
    Janell & Lily

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  3. I am new to Instagram and came across your post and was automatically addicted. I now look for your post everyday.

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