Nothing like starting a new job! Since I found out last week that I’d be in a new role soon, my mind has been clearing out the cobwebs. I worked on my Mother’s Day gifts last weekend and finished my giveaway item for SmArt Art and Supplies. I also took a child-size wooden chair to my parents’ house; unlike some of my pieces, the destination finally provided the inspiration.
I found this plain little chair at Southern Thrift for about $7.00 at least a year ago, and it found a home holding shoes and coats by the kitchen door. I just couldn’t decide what to do with it, beat up and square and without any graining that interested me.
Then, I found a new position, and all of a sudden the freezer needed to be full and the house needed to be empty. My parents are going to need a couple more chairs for their kids’ table eventually, so I decided that the small catfish pond in their field needed to be memorialized.
The kids love to throw rocks into the pond, and the fish swim very close to the bank to snag food, so it’s a murky swirl when they get to the edge. I took a few liberties in drawing the catfish. They are homely fish. I didn’t bother sanding before I began. This little chair will be a workhorse, and I liked that it already had some flecks of blue paint from its previous life.
It was a hit- my littlest already tipped it over while sitting in it! But no one and nothing needed to be glued back together, which is the hallmark of a successful weekend.
I doubt I’ll have much time to cook tomorrow, but I’m craving sushi now, anyway! This is by far the best-looking fish.