Sunday, 4 May 2008

Chair Gothic Arch


The theme this week for our Gothic Arches Challenge is chair, which did not immediately fill me with inspiration, but a dogged search through the remains of my fabric/paper collage remnants came up trumps with an image of a chair (originally part of a Greek napkin which I bought on Ebay). What to add to it??


I did not want anything too sweet this week and by necessity the chair had ended up at the top of the arch as I had such a small amount of the collage left. Did I have any other chair images?

Again a frantic search which turned up an image from the Animals in School collage sheet from Alphastamps. This required a lot of cutting but looks quite jolly at the bottom of the arch. But there was still little connection with the unoccupied chair at the top. Next I found one of my trusty quotation books and looked under chair. I found the following quotation:

We shall meet, but we shall miss him,
There will be one vacant chair

That was more like it, the reading donkey could be reciting this and it explained the empty chair spendidly.

I added the C (from Alphastamps ABC Books#3 fabric collage sheet) as in C is for Chair, mounted the arch on watercolour paper, finished the edge with satin stitch in a variegated thread and finally mounted a hat charm (Party Hat from Alphastamps) on top of the class dunce!

And I ended up being really quite delighted with my Chair Gothic Arch

22 comments:

Ang C said...

WOW!!!! - I love it

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow stunning arch. Absolutely unbelievable.

Femmy said...

love it!!! great image!

herminesplace said...

Ziet er weer geweldig uit.

ilonka said...

this is really stunning!

carylsrealm said...

Fabulous arch Frieda!

sija said...

Prachtige arch!

Kris Dickinson said...

Wonderful arch!

Kelly said...

great arch!

Kersten said...

Such depth, Frieda - the arch tells many stories! :)

Faye said...

How very clever you are! Thanks for the vignette about the producing of your art. The arch is super. I am not familiar with the donkey stories - probably after my time. Good work!

truutske said...

Whow...this is so brilliant..oh I love it!!!

Dawne said...

gorgeous xxx

vintage wil said...

beautiful arch !!!

Karen Owen said...

Your arch came together beautifully! Love the donkey reading to the little ones. Great idea!

Judy said...

What an interesting arch, such fun, Frieda, beautiful as always!
JudyNZ

Théalie said...

J'adore ton interprétation du thème !

Mary-Beth said...

Brilliant Frieda!!!! Absolutely gorgeous.

Willy said...

Dit is geweldig, Frieda!

~*~Patty said...

Brilliant arch Frieda!!!

Debby said...

Frieda, this is perfect in every way! WOW!!!!
Debby

filetta said...

Oh ! I love this arch ! so very different ! great really !

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