Now, I've done a lot of projects around the house over the years, painting, sewing and woodworking. My husband likes to say that in our family I'm the one with the tool belt! I purchased a few larger planks and reconstructed the back with some real space to work with. Next came drawing the design and using a scroll saw to carve our some of the shapes.
Here is the finished product.
When I think of gardens from art history, I think of the Impressionists. So I painted with acrylic in an Impressionist style. The butterfly is a copper attachment done in repousse', meaning the drawing is inscribed into the metal with a wooden stylist for a relief effect.
I deliver the chair tomorrow morning and sometime in May all the chairs will be displayed around Chestnut Hill, PA and the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia. There will be a judging for prizes and the chairs will be titled and for sale.