It's time for Mr. Toast's Creative Tuesday's assignment!
This week's theme is "Art;" I hope it's okay that I waited till today to share the chair I painted in more detail as my creative entry.
I have shared some progress along the way... as there were many many hours dedicated to bringing this to life, but here is the final piece in more detail!
I am a huge fan of including a little surprise in each piece I do. And yes, I am going to start right with the surprise. I named the chair Daydream and found a fun related quote which I have inscribed on the bottom.
"Everything starts as somebody's dream!"
I never fully appreciated the effort required to paint something that is three dimensional.
It was an interesting exercise in contorting and patience as I have designs that align on multiple sides. It's a good thing this was a light chair!
The more I added, the more attached I grew to this chair. To my Daydream.
I love how wild and free it seems to stand there. Taunting anyone to loosen up and let go!
It's almost primal with cave-like and tribal paintings covering several of the ladder rungs.
My artist supervisor was a critical part in assuring quality and completeness!
And like most of my work, she also added a swish here or a dab there as her nose, tail, or paw got involved.
I wouldn't have it any other way!
Really neat to see it against the rocks and trees! It POPS!
A closer look at some of the details. I tried to pull from the patterns in the seat fabrics to tie the wood and fabric together.
I couldn't be happier with how the quilting came out. I haven't put my sewing machine away since.
Tribal bands on the uprights, swirls toward the bottom rung, and there is my lovie-pie.
She was very interested during this mini photo shoot!
So, there you are!
Another exercise in letting go, trusting myself, having a whole lot of fun at the same time!
And won't you check out all my fellow artists here!