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Create an Art Chair for the community

November 7th, 2011 28 comments


A lot of you know that I have been rather distracted for the last couple of months as my husband has been battling cancer, chemotherapy, radiation, and now surgery and complications from the surgery. After a week of practically living in the hospital, I heard about this community project where we could paint chairs which would then be available for use at community events. Another local artist, Fulgencio Lazo was sponsoring the event. Just plain beige folding chairs — ready to be transformed into works of art. It was only a 2 hour commitment and it was right on my way to the hospital! So I was in. My friend Seanna Jordan came too, and the both of us picked almost the same palette but seriously different designs as we did our art on these chairs.

As soon as I can get a photo of the other 20 odd chairs, I will include it because every one of them were delightful.
When I arrived there, early for the event, I realized I was absolutely exhausted, I had a headache and what I really wanted to do was just go home and sleep. But once I had a paint brush in my hand, all my travails were forgotten. If art can be therapy, it was that for me for certain that day. As the other artists staidly painted, sitting on little chairs or carefully bending over their work, I was sprawled upon the floor reaching every angle of my chair and loving it immensely. If you ever get to sit on my chair, let me know!

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