Some new painted chairs

gail1055August 27, 2007

Hi everyone,

I've been very busy getting ready for my craft show in Sept. (Just 3 weeks to go) Here's a sample of what I've been doing. So far I have 7 planter chairs and 6 regular chairs plus 3 left over from last year. I'm hoping to start on some signs the end of the week. Gail

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luvstocraft

Gail, you are just amazing! You are just painting up a storm, I can't believe how many chairs you get painted so quickly. They are all just beautiful, but I have to say that bear one is amazing. There's a member over on the garden junk forum who collects bear items--I'm going to have to tell him to come look at your chair. I know he will love it too. Luvs

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 12:23PM
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gail1055

Thanks Luvs,

I'll have to admit the bear chair is my favorite too. I just finished it yesterday. I've also painted some little step ladders. I did one up for the bear collector. Check it out.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 12:48PM
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kirkus

Gail, I'm the guy over from the Garden Junk forum, and I love your bear chair! The bear on the seat looks realistic! And I love the pinecones on the back! Made my day to see your beautiful creations!!!! Thanks Luvs for sharing! Bear Hugs! Kirk

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 2:28PM
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anjabee

Ok, I'll add my name to the list on the bear chair. It's so great! I could just imagine a whole set of those around a table in a cabin themed room. Or that fish chair you did before. You are amazing how you just whip those out so quickly and they are all just perfect. That little steppy stool is adorable. I like how you incorporate the one-stroke flowers in with other designs. Great job, once again! ~Anj

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 3:23PM
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luvstocraft

Gail, the little step stool is just adorable too. I love it!

So glad Kirk got to see your bear chair. He has some really neat bear items, some given to him by his students.

Anj, that is what Gail is doing! I recognized some of her painting as looking like the One Stroke, but not everything. That certainly is clever to combine both. Way to go Gail. ;o)

Luvs

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 5:42PM
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Bright199

Totally fantastic all of them!!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 6:06PM
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nonacook

Gail, you have done it again! Wonderful!!!

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 12:34AM
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gail1055

Thanks everyone, IÂm glad you like my chairs. It should be fun at the show to watch peopleÂs reactions. ItÂs true I donÂt do one stroke exclusively. In fact thereÂs a lot of it I donÂt care for, but it was easy to teach myself to paint that way. There are lots of things I just canÂt figure out how to paint in that style. So I sort of just do my own thing. I still have 3 items IÂm finishing up this week. One of them is the bear bench that I posted a picture of early this summer. I havenÂt been able to paint the seat on it because my cat has become very attached to it. She likes to play on it but her fun will soon be over. Gail


    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 9:22AM
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luvstocraft

Oh, how cute that is! Maybe you should find your kitty another one before you sell this one. How fun that she likes to play on it. Luvs

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 11:04AM
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anjabee

She's a cutie Gail. Does she follow you around all day tripping you up? My Siamese-Tabby sure does. He is always underfoot. You'd think after 3 years I'd remember to look out for him, but I step on him or roll over his poor tail with my desk chair at least once a week. But you'd think after 3 years he'd know to get out of my way. ha You may end up with a few kitty prints instead of bear prints on that bench. ha ~Anj

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 11:50AM
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gail1055

I don't trip over her but she has to try out each chair before I paint it. She also likes to sit and watch the movements of the end of my brush as I paint. She can't understand why she can't play with it. Gail

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 1:26PM
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alisande

What beautiful work!! You really are a talent. Clearly your cat agrees. Great shot of her peeking through the heart on the bear bench!

Susan

    Bookmark   August 29, 2007 at 11:24PM
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anjabee

bump

    Bookmark   December 28, 2007 at 2:48PM
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brutuses

Gail, your little cat is too precious peaking through that heart!!

    Bookmark   January 5, 2008 at 11:35PM
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oceanna

That top kitty photo is so darling you should enter it in a photo contest! Your closeup is great to see, too. The expression in the bear's face and the deatil in the pinecones -- it's all so darned good.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2008 at 1:05AM
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gail1055

My little cat is named Pebbles. I got her from the shelter a couple of years ago. She loves to sit on all my chairs before I paint them but she really took a liking to the bench. She just loved to play on it and peek through the heart. I had to wait to finish it a couple weeks before the show just so she could play on it. The bench didn't sell at my craft show so it's at the quilt lady's store. I gave the quilt lady a call the other day because when I went to the mailbox there was another check from her. All my little step stools, one chair and a fan blade have sold so far this winter. She told me business has been very, very bad. So I'm glad to have sold anything. She also told me she's seriously thinking of buying the bench for herself. Then she told me how terrible the weather has been. So glad to be here in sunny Florida ;~) Gail

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 7:27PM
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luvstocraft

Gail, that is just great that your items are selling while you are away in sunny Florida. ;o)

Did you get that really cold spell? Bet you were thinking that the cold winter weather was following you, huh?

Luvs

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 10:16PM
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gail1055

Luvs, Yeah it was cold for a couple of days. We had to turn the heat on...lol. But there's still plenty of sunshine. The weather has been very strange this winter. My hometown in Wisconsin had a tornado on Monday! They rarely get that kind of weather in the summer let alone in the winter.

Gail

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 10:35PM
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luvstocraft

I think all of us are saying "the weather is strange this year", we can be running around in shorts one week, and bundled up in coats the next. We have finally gotten some rain here so very thankful for that.

Last year we actually had a freeze, so I am trying to keep an eye on the weather so I can cover some of my plants this year. Especially the ones in pots on my patio like my ficus tree. That had never happened before so caught all of us by surprise. LOL

At least by going to Florida, you miss out on having to scoop snow and worry about the slick roads! And Wisconsin is so green and pretty in the Spring, so you get the best of both states!

Can't wait to see your next projects. I'll catch you later.

Luvs

    Bookmark   January 10, 2008 at 11:01AM
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