So I wrote a book!! YES, I have written a couple of books actually!! Painted Chairs was my first book and I have a total obsession with painting them!!
I had been painting chairs for a while and actually did a segment on the Carol Duvall Show with one of my chairs (this is how the book idea started). Everyone is assigned to a producer when you are a guest on the show and my producer suggested that I write a book on my chairs. Honestly, I had never thought to write a book at this point and I’m not sure I would have thought to write a book on painted chairs ever! LOL!
But the idea had been planted and the lead to a publisher had been provided! Now, to somehow land the “book deal” meant really getting their attention and what better way than to send them a chair!! I’m sure no one had ever sent them a painted chair before and how could they ignore me if I did that. Well, it worked!! I got their attention and landed my first book deal!
You talk about exciting!! WOW!! I landed a book deal!!
But, now it was time to start painting and writing and painting and writing. I really do love the painting more than the writing, but once you get in the grove, the words seem to flow better.
Painting the chairs was so much fun and they really started to take on a personality of their own. I loved figuring out the design and color palette and putting them all together. This book really shows a variety of style, colors and patterns!!!
Painted Chairs is no longer in print, but you can pick up a copy on Amazon! It may be used but still a great book full of inspiration!
I have also inspired many others to paint chairs! I have hosted several classes at my studio for creatives to make & paint their own chairs.
Go find yourself a chair or two and have some fun!!