|Project by Zipsss||posted 06-03-2008 06:36 PM||1842 views||3 times favorited||18 comments|
This rocking chair is dedicated to my first born: Tami.
When I started this project, I felt a bit overwhelmed by the amount of different challenges that I foresaw, and imagining the ones that I did not. I already knew that it was meant for my oldest daughter. The memories of her early days as a baby and later, growing up to this day and to this great person that she is now, and the questions that we had as parents, if we are doing this right or wrong, or the uncertainties of the future(I guess this is what parents go through with the first born) kept me going day by day and helped me to build this rocking chair by surmounting some of the problems or by bypassing some others.
I had some great idea moments and some defeats( the arms where tossed to the fire pile and replaced with new ones), but overall it was a great journey. Besides Tami, we had two more kids, and I believe that we learn from our mistakes and improve on their lives. I feel the same way about the next rocker, and I am eager for the next trip…
This chair is inspired by Del Cover, build with cherry and finished with a wipe on poly.
For a play by play go to: http://picasaweb.google.com/zipi1zipi/CherryRockingChair?authkey=celtUOE6R74