Decisions, decisions!

I’m getting a real kick from the new siding on the studio.  It’s silly, but it does make me happy to see it so clean and fresh and know I did it myself.  I feel very strong and tough and “woman hear me roar-ish”.  So this evening I wasted some time taking a few photos now that the flowers are really blooming and everything is looking so gorgeous.

Summer is just around the corner!

Summer is just around the corner!

When I was done with that, I lined up three chairs and brought out the new wings.  You see, unlike Winged Chair #1, I did not start out with a particular chair in mind.  I had one, but I never tried out this new pattern on it, or on any other chair.  I wasn’t sure how or where they were going to be attached and since I hadn’t worked that out first, my feather pattern wasn’t affected by the shape of the chair back.  And now, as I clamped them on the chair I had been considering, I realized why that may not have been the best idea.

They just didn’t fit right in the back… and in the front, well, that didn’t seem right either.

Hmmm, not sure this is the way to go.

Hmmm, not sure this is the way to go.

I liked how the first chair’s back seemed to integrate into the wings.  I don’t want people actually leaning up against the wings if they sit in the chair.  And I did intend for people to use the chair… so I did some rearranging.  But the wings behind the chair back looks odd too.  I moved them back in front, but thought maybe if they went a different way?  Well, not so much.

I call this look, The Vulture.

I call this look, The Vulture.

I got out two more chairs and began to experiment a bit.

WINGS 005

Interesting!!

Yes, interesting.  But the chair seems to be overpowered, even though I like what is happening with the negative space between the wings.

Hank likes the ladderback chair.  It's fussy turned rungs seem to go well with the embroidered brocade.

Hank likes the ladderback chair. It’s fussy turned uprights seem to go well with the embroidered brocade.

I like the openness of this chair… the lathe turned uprights also seem to work.  The rattan seat, not so much.  I may have to cover that in fabric and paint some of the cross bars to match but I think I have the chair that will fit.  I really like the curve of the back, they echo the curve of the wings.  I’m hauling it all into the studio today so next post will be the finished product. Stay tuned!

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