Lizards in the Leaves

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Feb 3, 2006

Illustration Friday - Chair


Synchronicity...pathology as art.... I saw Dr. Phil the other day and it was a show about packrat/hoarders and while I'm not quite as far gone as his guests, I'm pretty bad. I certainly saw what might lie ahead for me if I do not deal with my clutter. I thought about sharing my struggle here....and then Illo Friday's subject this week led me right back to that thought.
This picture, of a chair in my living room, is absolutely emblematic of My Problem.

17 Comments:

At 2/3/06, 11:08 AM, Blogger Caroline said...

What problem - looks like a normal chair to me ;-)

 
At 2/3/06, 12:20 PM, Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

Wonderful 'sculpture". :-) Solution: the book "organizing for the creative person"

 
At 2/3/06, 2:20 PM, Anonymous Margot said...

Dr. Phil is ... really weird. Watching him could be harmful to your health. ;)

The current emphasis on clean and neat reminds me of the fifties: so do other political parallels.

After WWII there was a massive media campaign to get women out of the workforce and back into the home. We currently have the worst job market since the end of WWII... So, what comes next? Girdles and white gloves and hats?

Your chair looks like you need to deal with your clutter, not that you are a pathological hoarder. Maybe a nice bright retro print on that beautiful chair would be nice too. ;)

 
At 2/3/06, 5:12 PM, Blogger Teri C said...

Oh my gosh, you are right! I recognize this chair closet...have a few in my house!

 
At 2/4/06, 12:29 AM, Blogger ValGalArt said...

I was wondering who would think of this? Everybody has done this at some point! Perfect for the theme and just clean it and start all over again...

 
At 2/4/06, 2:10 AM, Blogger The Unknown said...

Well at least it all looks organized.
love

 
At 2/4/06, 2:11 AM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

Very cooool idea!! Like an installation arts!

 
At 2/4/06, 10:20 AM, Blogger Mathius Wilder said...

jajajaj,
es verdad!!!!
(it's true!!!)

I like your illo, mucho!

 
At 2/5/06, 2:00 AM, Blogger Aravis said...

Now this looks like a chair from my house! *G* Great illustration. :0)

 
At 2/5/06, 3:51 AM, Blogger cristosova said...

That speaks a lot to me since my own chairs are always defunctioned, too. Mostly they are my closet. But the truth is, I find things back on there much easier than those in my closet! Great idea!

 
At 2/5/06, 9:55 AM, Blogger jackie said...

All the floors in my closets start at the 3 foot mark. The top of my fridge is a catch all for anything small enough to go in a small mouth. There are 10 hands in my house that are constantly rearanging things most incoviently. Toys in the kitchen, dishes in the rest of the house , and don't get me started on the paper products. And we won't even enter the 250 square foot backshed that has one lone path from door to door.

 
At 2/5/06, 6:29 PM, Blogger Don said...

Chairs are great at collecting stuff. I find that anything with less than a 15 degree slope is good for casting stuff upon. If you are good enough, the piles can get quite deep. :-)

 
At 2/5/06, 11:24 PM, Blogger M. Spalding said...

OMG how did you get into my office with a camera!?

 
At 2/6/06, 11:53 AM, Blogger Luscious Gracious said...

The most prized piece of real estate in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area (where housing prices have doubled and tripled in just a year's time)? A flat surface in our house. Also known as - the most valuable thing in an artist's environment. And the most elusive!
kikiluscious
ps- as an anthropologist, I must say that Margot's comment really struck a chord...thanks to you both for something to think about today.

 
At 2/7/06, 5:10 PM, Blogger Alex¬™ said...

Well done

 
At 2/7/06, 11:57 PM, Blogger scribblesk said...

Very functional use of a chair. I applaud it.

 
At 2/10/06, 7:43 PM, Anonymous spirit1song said...

As 'zann's lil sis, I must applaude her. Though her chair most certainly cannot be sat upon by a human behind, as a chair is supposed to be for functionally, her chair certainly does look organized! I am thinking, as I think that she might be thinking,(sigh) that we are probably the offspring of one of those (possibly pathological) "hoarder" people who appeared on that Dr. Phil show. =:O (which I did not see, as I only have 2 channels via rabbit ears)I join 'zann in trying to raise my own consciousness regarding the tendency to clutter/fret about my own nest these days, as she attempts to help our own dear mother to become more organized and less clutter-prone in her new home.

 

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