oh i have a thing for chairs too, but my son has more of a thing for chairs and so i always find them and give them to him... these are grand, such a story element.
jude and kellie ~chairs as story element? well,i was taking a shower and thought"what IS? my thing about all thesechairs? why would anyone who never asksanyone over have so many chairs?Chairs....hmmmm and suddenly:remembering playing musical chairsi guess at school? sunday school?but the horrible knowledge thatsomeone would not have a chair. not necessarily me, just anyone.i was always overly sensitive i guess.so, plenty of chairs, just in case.and the music that accompaniedthis "revelation" in my mind, wasPop Goes the Weasel.well well well. maybe for theBeasts, it will be a couple of those chairs, a monkey and aweasel?amazing what an idle mind can comeup with.
my brother did a while photo series of people in chairs, i need to find some of those. i used to draw them a lot. i need to find some of those too. maybe pin them up on the wall and make it seem like there are more chairs here.
well there are themes that people in general come back to again and again. chairs, doors, windows, birds, cats, hands. d and i both have a thing for walls in varying states of decay. so you started the new class today... i am excited to see what you will do and also looking forward to when i can take a class myself.
nance...yes. i just watched thefirst video.themes. life themes/the chairsgeneral themes/windows for meout/inwhy out? why in? how close cani cut the line between in/out?as in, what if out is also in?i am waiting too for you to experience the cloth to cloth. what will it become for you?
grace, your chairs all have such personality and you can tell...stories to be told. they are all charming. OMG!pop goes the weasel and musical chairs...i too was a pretty sensitive kid and that game gave me such anxiety, it all came back in a flash:-)isn't that amazing? oh what visuals your words are creating, i can hardly contain myself. by the way, i was looking on michele's blog and OMG! the piece you made for her is stun---ning!!!!it is powerful.i'm going head back and stare at your chairs some more and then look to jude's lesson:-)
remember the jack in the box too? turning that crank on those colorful metal boxes...was it a weasel that popped out? yes, do a weasel for a beast.
Chairs, mismatched, it makes mefeel at home to see those.I photographed all the doors I'velived behind in the past 20 yearsNote to self-find them. Grace, youare such a creative soul.
jude, that would be so interesting to observe people in the chairs.grace, you and your chairs have captivated my thoughts,even when i wake up @3:30am...i have always stitched or drawn one single chair,sometimes a comfy over stuffed chair and sometimes a chair like a dining room chair. but there was always just one image, and it always signified "waiting" to me, but it could be sitting to a meal, and, what if ...i added one, or like you grace,8 or 9?...grace you have got a party going on there :-) grace, what if you bring all of those chairs together, would you and take a picture?...this is making me laugh, they are all such strong personalities. each one speaks to me, but before i went to bed lastnight, the one with it's back to the window and hiding in the grasses, spoke to me.
patti...yes, doors. that wouldbe a great photo essay......
kellie...yep. that jack in thebox....eek.i couldn't move the chairs...theyare quite permanent where theyare, most of them and they aremost of them fragile to one degree or another. slowly deconstructingin place.i want to do a goat for Beasts.maybe someday weasel. i likethem a lot. but for now, want tocontinue working on some of thecloths i started already....
the chairs are cool - the shots of your garden could almost be from an Australian outback - I was going to use the word backyard but that is too restricting of the never ending spacethe wood rustic chairs look like they have always been there and there is no where else they should be-perhaps not so much the manufactured chair - but then that might be the only that can be used as a chair!Liz ( Spirit clothworkshop)
that 3rd chair brings back memories... sitting in a red one in my great aunt's yard on summer vacations... in southern nm by the way :)musical chairs created a lot of anxiety! i always boycotted the game on grounds of cruelty... hahahahahha
liz..yes...the metal chair is theone that gets dragged here and there when some real sitting needs to happen...i do sit once in a while in the others, but alwayshave a feeling like i'm notsupposed to. and yes...am finding that really interesting, the similarity of this land with australia?..i'dnever thought that before, but i think it is so. i like learning more and more as time goes on in this blog world.
twhich...i will think of you being in this chair now when i am working outside.
when i need a little quiet time, i will imagine myself sitting there :)
twhich eye..Bueno ~
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