So … you know … I got that free cane chair on Gumtree. For the Art4All chair auction. And I have been thinking about what to do with it as it has sat awkwardly in our lounge room for about a month now.
But … at the same time I have had this little idea in the back of my mind … That has completely nothing at all to do with my cane chair.
You know that traditionally the chair auction is about painting a chair. But I have never gone there because truthfully I haven’t been at all confident that I have the skills. Because I haven’t really done any painting before. So I have reupholstered chairs … and made chairs out of books … and avoided painting a chair.
But my idea has been brewing and growing and so … this year I am taking the bull by the horns. Hello MANGA CHAIR.
On Wednesday afternoon I went past the paint shop so I could implement my idea.
First a I painted my face (sans nose). I was very happy with the eye.
So …Friday morning … And this is where I am up to at the moment. I think I need to do a bit more work on the roses and a lot more work on the leaves. And then if I can ever let go and say enough is enough I will give it a good couple of coats of sealer. And then … keep my fingers crossed that someone wants to buy it at the Art4All gala evening chair auction. Surely everyone has been secretly dreaming of a ‘manga girl with blue roses’ chair.
Fun, fun, fun! What did you do at 5am Thursday morning?