If YOU were a chair, what chair might you be?

Some time ago I happened across this designer, Kelee Katilac (you would think Kelly Cadillac, but no) (http://www.keleekatillac.com/).
I read an article about her and how she got into her business. I was interested because I heard about her first book, House of Beliefs. It sounded interesting, and when I heard this story of hers, I knew she was a like minded individual.
She said that she was going through a time in her life when she wasn’t sure what to do and she didn’t have a lot in the way of resources…was out walking, and happened upon this old broken down chair. She said that she felt just like that chair, tossed to the side of the road…so she took the chair home and decided to fix it up…she poured her heart and soul into that chair, and when she was done, well she felt much better.
This just made sense to me…
Actually, I seem to recall the day that I read it was a hard, tired sort of day and her story made me cry. I think we all have a moment or two where we feel like a broken chair left on the roadside.
The idea of the power and joy that comes from the creative process and just pouring yourself into fixing and making beauty…I like that.
The other day I was clearing clutter in my office and I spied my grandma’s chair that she made from a tin can. She made many of these I think…she made so many different things…but this chair, I think this chair is Grandma…the beauty of her spirit and the nature of her hopes and dreams shining through.
Now, Grandma had an even dozen in her crew…I can’t imagine fancy furniture like this would have lasted long or been practical in any way. I love to think of her making them though…steady hands turning this way and snipping and tucking just so.
While I am very creative, I’m not certain I was meant to make furniture.
I like the idea of what chair might be me though…
I started to think it through here, and it began to sound like I was speaking in code, so I’ll let that go, but I wonder…if YOU were a chair…what chair would YOU be?

About attraversiamodarmaz

Midwestern girl who loves big city shopping (note - do not love high heels of any kind) * hate to say that first because I fancy myself a yoga chic too who is into feng shui and a minimalist life but it's just not all true!* I do forget to recycle* LOVE reading and music and most things crafty (the idea of them - very fickle and creative urges come and go faster than light or sound)* Grand chef and baker in my own mind and kitchen - love to mix and match recipes for a glorious new concoction* Gardening would be very successful - I have a flair but short attention span can cause casualties* True bliss is my home filled with three beautiful children (four on the weekends - an amazing Goddaughter)* did forget to feed the beautiful children lunch once when they were too small to remind me* can't find socks for all on some crazy mornings* I'm a learner who just can't help it...a writer in my head, and a college instructor for a half dozen classes a year* can't help my right brain optimism* been a foster mom* am a very grateful mom of adopted children* worst life moment: leaving the E.R. with an empty baby carrier* this is me...pretty much
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