Ten years ago, my dear friend Dawn Anderson asked if I would be interested in participating as a survivor artist in the first Rare Chair Affair. I gladly accepted and have never regretted doing so because I’ve gained more than I have given throughout these past 10 years. Whether participating as a survivor artist, committee member or co-chairing the event, it has afforded me the opportunity to express myself artistically and also to work with my friends and family and meet other dedicated people who also are working towards the eradication of this insidious disease. This year I’m especially appreciative and proud because of the addition to our committee of my daughter Katie Corcoran, who was only 11 years old when I was diagnosed 16 1/2 years ago and my daughter-in-law Erin Calfa Weide. These two young women along with Colleen Booth have worked so diligently to breathe a “breath of fresh air” into the event and it’s quite apparent that they have succeeded.
Linda’s Chair: SET YOUR BUTT ON KING TUT
I decided on an ancient Egyptian theme when I found the wrapping paper I used as a mosaic on the chair’s seat. I attempted to replicate the designs and colors that were actually used on Tut’s sarcophagus.