Park It Here
And this title has NOTHING
to do with actually
It's all about where you
I have always
been a crafter of some sort
since I was a teen.
I tried to involve my
oldest grandson in things
I did since he was living with
me. So one day when I decided
to paint his mom's old rock'n
chair I left him help.
We were basically just playing around.
We just went wild with the
paint, doing different colors, shapes
Caleb had his own rock'n chair that
was solid wood where this was not
so I did not think I needed to hand it
down to him. But what to do with this
Working with Phil, a young
photographer in Photo Services for
the state of TN., he got me into a fund
He saw a pic of this chair and
asked me what I was going to do
with it and then suggested that I
donate it to
Kids on the Block
(no, not New Kids on the Block)!
Kids on the Block
Take a look at the link and
read about how it got started.
But I will tell you it is about
puppets that are used to teach
children about life.
Anyway...I am happy to report that the
chair brought in $80 the night
of the event.
I was so excited about doing something
like this that I continued for
Kids have one big fund raiser a year
and it is centered around chairs,
that event is called Chair..ish
(chairs, stools....places you park it)
The next year I did a stool.
Jack and the Beanstalk.
No clue what this brought in.
The next yr. was a painting I called
The next year was Chair...ish
the Memories on
I painted from a pic
I saw somewhere..
but if reminded me of the
times I spent on my grandmas
porch sitting in chairs like this.
The next year I did photography and to
show that I will need to go
through my files to locate those
pics. Maybe a post of that
later. Thanks for
introducing me to Kids,
Next....not in works with
Kids but just cause
I liked and wanted to paint...
Hanging in my mom's den.
Mom has a rock'n chair like this.
This was going to be a project for
Kids but I never got it entered.
At the time I was doing this I
started dealing with the fibro and
life was going wild.
Kitchen chair that my daughter
was getting rid of and sat
of the side of the road...
which I picked up of course!
First step...prime it...
paint it black....
and then off I went.
But once it was painted and the
Kids event was over what shall
I do with this.
It sat for yrs in my craftroom
and my daughter recently ended
up with it in her apartment.
Not sure I told her where that
chair actually came from...
think I shall share that.
I got this chair at a yard sale I think
for about $3, but no more then $5.
Isn't it crazy how much chairs cost new?
I used it in my photography of
senior pics for a long time just like
It gave the pics the natural
type look I guess...you know
not fresh and clean looking.
This pic below is my nieces
senior pics. She is using the
chair also but I will give
you a hint....
this pic is what caused me to
do the photograph pic for
the kids fund raiser that one
Anyway....After awhile I decided to
But I wanted a pop of color.
I think my mom gave me this
material so I decided to use it.
I also had a stool I used in these
photo shoots, using it in the natural
color....but decided to also paint
Another pop of color.
Both pieces are stored in my shed,
have not been shooting photo ops the
last few years.
Thanks for stopping in,