Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Red Stool

I'm almost afraid to post this because the picture probably won't do the project justice and you won't be as charmed by it as I am. A while back, determined to pull myself out of a funk of not doing anything, I started gluing paper on an old naked wood stool I had brought with me. It was spattered with paint and what-not and was a simple utilitarian stool. I didn't have a vision when I started, or if I did, it's long gone.

Today, I officially called this project finished, and I love looking at this little red stool. Whether it's the actual transformation that I love or the fact that it went from OMG what am I doing to I hate this part of it, or why black bars? (Thank you Sarah), it's now a smiley piece that will go in my living room and serve to remind me that all I need to do is jump in and try. Or as Christine Kane said, "Stop Gathering and Start Making."

I used joss paper and pages from an old book (Westward Ho) for the legs. The top is a collage of things I had saved, with the edges bordered with more joss paper. The cross bars started out as black, but with the addition of the joss, it cried for red and thankfully my daughter immediately saw that and voila!


5 comments:

Cindy said...

Cute, cute, cute. It would look perfect in my kitchen! I may have to try my hand at a project like this.

Diane said...

Connie dear, please lay the stool on its side and take a picture of the top!! I'm dying to see it! BTW, I will be putting a piece in Art All Night in Lawrenceville, will be you be there?

Connie said...

Top now added. Sorry, I didn't get to attend Art All Night.

Diane said...

It's marvelous! Thank you for the photo of the top! As it turned out, I didn't put a piece in the Lawrenceville event. I had to have my cat put to sleep that morning and I just couldn't get going after that. I'm behind on collage a day project too. Have to get moving again, but I'm still sad about Rainbow.

lifeshighway said...

I love love the red stool. It could be easily sold at one of those cute what not shops. The little touch of gold adds a lot to the project.