A couple weeks ago,
a blogger I enjoy reading named
Miss Mustardseed showed a chalkboard she had done:
and stated that she had tried it because of a woman named
(If you click on Dana's name, you can see some of her amazing work)
Who would of thought one could be so talented on a chalkboard!
Needless to say,
I wanted to try...
to a MUCH smaller extent,
I knew a large project of this type might render me bald by the time I was done,
I had this cow picture I used in my fall decorations,
and decided to use the back of it.
After painting two coats of the chalkboard paint on it...
I borrowed my daughter's school ruler
and began a much harder adventure than I had imagined.
I sketched an image I'd found from the Graphics Fairy,
and experimented with some different lettering ideas.
I have to tell you,
I had to get up and leave it a couple times
and come back another day or two when I was feeling fresh again.
I got some advice
that it needed some color,
so here is my minimal attempt at being an artsy school teacher.
My miniature version was a fun experiment,
and I have a very high regard for chalkboard artists now.
Sometimes it's fun to challenge oneself and take a chance at something new.
I learned that some things are much harder than they seem:
I think I'll stick to paints.
Have you tried anything challenging lately?
To be amazed and see
Dana Tanamachi in action,
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