It took a while, but I found some tacks, and I finally got Guy’s dad’s chair finished. (purchased at an estate sale back in the 70s.) I think it turned out quite nice compared to the orange leather it had on it. I can see a few things I’d do differently already, and where I can improve, but it is/was a practice piece that will get some occasional use, and it is what it is. Much of what I’m fighting isn’t just developing my skill, but a degrading of the piece itself, but I suppose working around that is a skill in itself.
Next project is the monstrosity of color that Guy and I picked up this summer at the antique fair. It looks far worse in person. I’m guessing that this was done in the 7os. I won’t be taking this on down to the bare bones since once I got the fabric off, the padding looked fairly new. This is something I intend to use every day, so I’m going a lot slower.
On the work front, I got through another chapter yesterday and am pushing forward on rough draft. I got the pages back from the HOLLOWS INSIDER, so I’ll be working on that sometime this week. I can’t wait to get back into it. I should have some interesting news about content before too long. I have some blank pictures I might need some help filling . . .