Thursday, July 18, 2013
Breast Cancer Action Kingston furniture revival art auction
A few weeks ago I met a volunteer and cancer survivor, Mary, who asked if I would consider working on a donated piece of furniture for a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Action Kingston. They would supply the furniture item...Well....it's easy to say yes ...my own mother passed away from a recurred breast cancer in 1992. I was in!
Last weekend my friend Sherry Pringle invited us to her beautiful cottage in the Thousand Islands, and while there I was thinking about this project, and wondering what to paint...it was obvious from my surroundings, that a cottage theme set in the Thousand Islands would make a great subject for the theme of the piece...I mean who cant use a funky little folk art handpainted chair for their cottage? After all ...the whole idea is to make it appealing so folks might bid on it; hence raising the desired funds for the cause.
Yesterday I painted the main part on the seat. I plan to collage a map of the islands on part of the back, and the rest will be finished in a pale blue paint with some funky coloured bits on the spindles. I'll post again when its fully finished. Quite a pleasure doing this:)