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Smethers, Kristina

Kristina Smethers is a passionate artist and art educator who has loved to play with paints and pencils since she was a small child. From drawing, to metalsmithing, to clay work, from carving pumpkins to decorating 'prancing pachyderms', she loves any art form she can get her hands on and enjoys passing on her passion and skills to her students at Mt. Rainier High School. The students in the art club she advises at MRHS have also created a piece for this year's Chair Affair- keep an eye out for their lovely bench!

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Kristina Smethers is a passionate artist and art educator who has loved to play with paints and pencils since she was a small child. From drawing, to metalsmithing, to clay work, from carving pumpkins to decorating 'prancing pachyderms', she loves any art form she can get her hands on and enjoys passing on her passion and skills to her students at Mt. Rainier High School. The students in the art club she advises at MRHS have also created a piece for this year's Chair Affair- keep an eye out for their lovely bench!

Rock n Roll Piano

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Once Upon a Time Bench

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With the lovely carved accents on the sides and the beautiful stain, worn lovingly over the years (likely by many people of all ages!)- I knew precisely what this old church pew should become when I saw it. The pew reminded me so much of my old fairy tale books from my childhood- worn, but filled with warm and treasured memories. Much of the original stain remains, with marks of wear and use left intentionally to keep the 'feel' of the seat intact. The back support of the bench has been sanded down, and decorated with images inspired by Arthur Rackham's fairy tale illustrations. The images were created using wood burning tools, and enhanced with translucent washes of acrylic paint for a touch of color. This bench is meant to be used and loved by children and adults alike, to read and re-kindle a love for fairy tales and happily ever afters. Included with the bench is a book of fairy tales as well as a book of Arthur Rackham's illustrations. This bench would be a great addition to any home, or donated to your local public library! 

The Fluttering of Butterflies

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The Fluttering of Butterflies is a child’s size wicker chair adorned with its own butterfly garden and butterfly net.  A multitude of butterflies (and other charming insects) flutter around wisteria vines that climb along the arms and back of the chair.  A large flower seat cushion awaits your own little butterfly to land and rest.

Birds of a Feather

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 An Asian style chest of drawers with original iron hardware. The decorations are inspired by sumi-e paintings and Japanese woodblock prints. The branch and bird designs are created using a wood-burning stylus for the outlines and are tinted with thinned acrylics.

Prancing Pachyderm

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This delightful and whimsical rocking horse turned 'prancing pachyderm' will be a wonderful addition to your child's (or grandchild's!) play room. Think of the wondrous adventures of imagination your child will be taken on, on the back of their very own elephant! Take home this precious, prancing pachyderm, and let the play begin!