No matter how busy I am, I have a hard time saying no to charity events. If some one contacts me asking for a donation of a painting, I almost always say yes. So, when I received my donor form in the mail for the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s biggest event of the year, I called and asked if I could make a chair for the event. You see the event is CHAIRish the Children because tons of funky, unique chairs decorated by local artists are auctioned off. Get it? CHAIRish.
The theme this year is there’s no place like home; the museum is going to be transformed into a New Orleansififed Oz. I decided I wanted to go with a green eyed gator theme because it’s a fun way to advertise for the shop and because I love a good gator. I did three scenes where the GEG is having fun around New Orleans. On the back of the chair he’s heading into Audubon Zoo, on the seat he’s taking in St. Louis Cathedral at night, and on the tray he’s enjoying a lucky dog. I did my signature striping in shades of green and the back says “The Green Eyed Gator knows there’s NO place like NOLA!” I did some paint splatter for some added texture, varnished it and called it a day. I dropped it off yesterday and I’m SO looking forward to the event next month.
Pretty stinkin’ cute, eh? I wouldn’t stick an actual baby in it at feeding time but I think it would be great in a nursery for a little girl to feed her baby doll in and the tray could be hung on the wall! Speaking of cute, I know I’m biased, but I’m pretty sure I have the cutest dogs in the world. God, I love these two.