I got this handmade stool from another Etsy artist, Mab Graves. The acquisition process inspired a poem:
We brainstormed the design associated with my name.
One did the construction and one added the finishing touches.
This is hand-made, so it's not factory-perfect. It's one of a kind.
You can't tell (because of the paint), but thisis historically-accurate for making retro-inspired.
P.S. I love my collaborator.
(P.P.S. He is my hero.)
How to make a poem? Peer at her emailwhile you caress the pink stool. Makethe "I" the poet and the collaboratorthe reader. Collaborate. Brainstorm.
Don't let the effort showfor there is no sacrifice
when poetry is a gift.
If poetry is a gift ...
So, the above poem took off from the actual email sent by Mab Graves in describing how she and her father made the poem. She had emailed:
This is a new collaborative collection I started recently with my father!
He is a scholar, architect, carpenter and all-around Renaissance Man, and my hero.
We brainstormed the design, he did the construction, and I added the finishing touches.
This is a handmade chair - so it's not factory perfect. It is unique and one of a kind. ^_^
This little chair is made of pine and cherry and the legs are peg set - you can't really tell because of the paint but it is a beautiful, classic and historically accurate way to make retro-inspired furniture!
So much thought into a tiny object. So much thought emanating from a tiny object.
No wonder I got two (haha). I also got the blue version:
[Prov.: "Jack and Jill custom made "Blythe chairs" from Mab Graves on Etsy; Scale: 1:6]