March 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm #1755
I am painting two Adrondak chairs for The American Cancer Society to auction off. (They have 13 of them.) I need a theme for the chairs and I’ve got a complete block. One chair is an underwater scene with tropical fish and sea grass. I’m thinking something like "Sea All the Survivors." The other one is a beach with a big palm tree, flip-flops and a Kindle underneath it. I have no idea for that one…maybe "PAP test—check, mamogram—check, now I can relax." I don’t really like either one of those but that was just to give you some idea of what I’m looking for.
I know there’s a lot of imagination out there and I’d be eternally grateful if someone could come up with something clever for me. I’ve asked my family but they’re as dumb as I am.
TIA!March 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm #2175353tdogsParticipant
and notice! I like it and what a great thing to do Bonbon! Bless you!March 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm #21756
"Relax, if your health checks are done"? Or just "Relax, health checks are finished"?March 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm #21760NoraParticipant
thats awesome Bonbon, could you post pics of the chairs when your finished? we just had a craft fair. my dad made a bunch of stuff for it. he’s a really good woodworker. we had a pretty good turn out. and a nice day for it.March 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm #21764
I’ve already done two others for a different organization. (That’s how I got picked for this one.)March 16, 2011 at 1:44 am #21770annieoParticipant
Are you painting the scenes on the chairs yourself? Freehand? I’m impressed! I will comment that if you actually paint your titles on the chairs, you spelled mammogram incorrectly in your post. I remember when I caned my first chair I was so proud of it until my Mom pointed out that I turned one of the pieces of cane upside down with the dull side up! Everytime I looked at that chair, I saw that one mistake instead of all the rest which looked great.March 16, 2011 at 3:22 am #21772kprstrsParticipant
I agree here. It definitely made me sit up and actually made me THINK about WHEN my last mammogram was done…so I think it works. Some folks may find it a ‘tad’ embarrassing, but if it makes them THINK, then that is what needs to be done!March 16, 2011 at 6:06 am #21773DeeLanParticipant
Test now, Relax later
Survivor Reef Sea of SurvivorsMarch 16, 2011 at 9:31 am #21774
Sounds good BonbonMarch 16, 2011 at 12:06 pm #21778
Thanks.March 16, 2011 at 9:44 pm #2179153tdogsParticipant
at birth month – that way never forget…you know you want to get another year older and these tests save lives! I just wish they would come up with something not so squished (if ya know what I mean), if guys had to get squished every year like that, there would be a new medical technical innovation developed immediately!March 17, 2011 at 9:33 am #21797
for you and then sends you a notice when the new one is and a reminder before it. Guess they don’t want to leave it up to the patient to schedule! lol You can change it if it doesn’t work but they do the big part. They also call if you haven’t had one in a while.March 17, 2011 at 11:49 am #21800
I had one deemed negative and one month later (to the day) had to have a radical mastectomy. I had a lump the size of a walnut and they said it was just fibrocystic. It turned out I had cancer in 13 lymph nodes which statistically gives you approximately a 15% chance of survivial. Thank God I fell within that 15%. And this was because I went four years thinking the lump was only fibrocystic.
Not to say you shouldn’t have one but IF you have any kind of lump, make certain you insist on a biopsy. I also learned to not depend on an Ob/Gyn but to go to a surgeon if you do have a suspicious lump.March 17, 2011 at 11:55 am #21801
Which is not to say I’m any kind of accomplished artist but there are some things I can paint and palm trees and fish are a few of them. But thanks for the nice words. I’ve found that painting (or drawing) isn’t really in the execution of it but in actually "seeing" your subject. You have to scrutinize it carefully and see every tiny little detail including shadows and light. I’ve never been able to paint people though…AT ALL!
No, the theme won’t be painted on the chairs but only the sign in front of them. And thanks for the spelling correction, I’m TERRIBLE at spelling and always have been. And I do two crossword puzzles every day, you’d think I’d get better.
I know what you mean about concentrating on any little flaw in your work. I do that also. But I’ve learned that if I see some small thing I’m not happy with, most times it’s better to leave it than try to correct it. I tend to mess it up even worse when I do that and people don’t see everything you see anyway.March 24, 2011 at 4:49 am #22049PunkyParticipant
You could do one with a night sky. Have a constellation represent self checks, mammos, etc. You could also have a lantern or candles on there to represent survivors like they have at the Relay for Life. You could also put a net catching a firefly and put "catch the spirit of survival" or something similar. Or an owl saying,"Who’s done their self check this month?" That’s just off the top of my head.
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