Monday, October 3, 2011

Spring Will Come Again

 I have to give myself a few kudos because I actually remembered to take a before picture. I was given this chair by a friend to do with whatever I wanted for a silent chair auction. I wanted to incorporate some of that natural wood into the design. I almost immediately settled on the idea of a tree and a bird, but because I'm a Michigan girl, I decided to go with Michigan's state bird, the Robin, and state tree, the White Pine.

 I'm usually in love with Fall, but this change of seasons have left me feeling a little melancholy. I don't know if being a mother makes the difference? My son Jack started preschool, so maybe that's left me feeling a little blue.

I've comforted myself with the idea that the Robin, a perennial symbol of spring, will come again. I thought it was a perfect metaphor for Michigan, where winter can literally and figuratively be long. 

I can't help myself. I am a hopeful person. 

I believe that Spring Will Come Again, both literally and figuratively.


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is awesome! i love it! the bird is beautiful- love all the details.

Jen Wescott said...

Wow!!! I love that chair!!!! You really have a great eye for design.

Erin said...

Wow, Rene. That is fabulous! I love seeing your work and keeping up with you here. Wish we lived closer and could craft together. I need the inspiration. :-)

Erin G.