Friday, November 4, 2011

Flourish Friday - CHAIRish the Children

The Affirmation Chair by Jane Farr
I painted this chair for The Villages "CHAIRish the Children" fundraising auction.
The Villages is a child and family services agency here in Indianapolis. You can read about the good work they are doing by clicking here.

I had never worked on a piece of furniture. The chair arrived unfinished and needing sanding.

I applied 2 coats of white, acrylic paint. 

I wanted to create a sunny, vibrant, and happy chair. :)

©Jane Farr Calligraphy & Design LLC
We're familiar with the "Time Out" chair. (At least my kids are!) Instead of a Time Out Chair to correct negative behavior, I wanted to create an Affirmation Chair to correct negative thoughts. How many of us beat ourselves up with negative thoughts? 

©Jane Farr Calligraphy & Design LLC
 I want the chair's occupant to know and Believe the truth...
they are loved
they are talented
they are creative
they are brilliant...
May this knowledge help them Shine! :)
©Jane Farr Calligraphy & Design LLC
To see all the wonderful chairs in the auction or to place a bid, click here.
The online auction ends on November 10, 2011 at 8pm Eastern Time and will be followed by a live auction at the Indianapolis Artsgarden on Friday, November 11 at 6pm. The closing bids online will be the starting bids at the event Friday evening.  There will be proxys who will bid for those who cannot attend the event but would like to continue bidding. 
For ticket information to the live auction at the Artsgarden, click here.

Happy weekend everyone.
Go forth and flourish!


  1. Beyond fabulous, Jane!!!! You did a great job!! The others chairs are pretty cool too but I like yours the best.

  2. oh my goodness, jane......your chair is spec-tac-u-lar!!!! it's happy, colorful, and definitely uplifting! this would make any child (of all ages!) feel loved and special! xoxo

    p.s. i did a little catching up on past posts......can i just tell you how absolutely gorgeous the "out of the box" award you did for barb is?! you are amazing, jane!! xo

  3. WOW! Not only gorgeous but it radiates positive energy. This is so beautiful!

  4. That's really lovely, Jane. Sometimes I could really do with an Affirmation Chair :) Can I ask - how did you do the the lettering? Did you draw it on and paint it in? Or just go for it with a broad-edged brush? I think anyone sitting in that chair would feel truly special.

  5. Hi, Jane, the chair is truly beautiful! I love the positive thoughts on it and a chance to incorporate your beautiful lettering. It is so important to give those positive thoughts to children. I love it! Fabulous job.

  6. Well, now it's official: there's nothing you can't calligraph, Jane. What a wonderful project for a wonderful cause. Just beautiful!

  7. Fab-u-lous! What a great, creative chair! How wonderful to use your gift to help others! Wonderful!

  8. What a fabulous idea! I love it. Who would not feel loved and positive sitting in that fun chair? I know you must be the best Mom, as well as the Queen of Creativity!

  9. Beautiful Jane!!!!!!!! The Chair is an absolute delight!!!


  10. Absolutely magnificent Jane! I want one!

  11. So much positive energy in this chair Jane - and so beautifully created and finished. I'm sure the good cause is also grateful for your contribution, congratulations.

  12. Wow... this is beautiful! So colorful and such a sweet meaning. What a great cause too! :)

  13. I love this! I can think of all kinds of uses for it, like maybe each member of the family gets to sit in the chair and hear about something good they did that week? So cute.

  14. Oh my, Jane! I am so delighted to see this wonderful chair! You did SUCH a beautiful job on it!!! I hope it raised lots and lots of cashola for the charity organization, and I'm sure the recipient was just delighted!


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