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Week 14: All Chalked Up


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It's true, the pattern you see on the wall is more about chalk than paint, but A. the black background is chalkboard paint, so technically I did paint this week. And B. I didn't think you wanted to see more painted jars (see previous post), so really this is for your benefit. ;-)

Anyway, here's the story:

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I painted a giant panel of chalkboard paint in my office...

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Because I love Dana Tanamachi's work.

Nagging Doubt Pinot Noir from Dana Tanamachi on Vimeo.

And history shows that I like writing in my work too.
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I wanted to do something really elaborate and cool... but then I remembered this image I've been saving for a year or so. Everything about this picture inspires me: the colors, mix of styles, shapes... (I don't know anything about this image. If you know who designed this wallpaper, please let me know!)

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So I grabbed this acanthus inspired stencil I designed (about 13 years ago!) and added the curly yellow petals, almost looks like the blossoms are bursting open just in time for spring.
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I drew a simple frame and started tracing the stencil with chalk.

And when all was said and done, I had a nice little vignette that I'm enjoying right now as I type this post. Love when that happens; when a bunch of the ideas that have been noodling around in your brain, not only finally see the light, but a bunch of bits and pieces get thrown together in a way you couldn't have planned until that moment.

black wall, black wallpaper, black wall paper, painted chairs, chairs painted black, painted upholstery, fortune cookie, good fortune, chalk art, floral chalk, chalk flower, yellow flower, yellow floral pattern, large flower pattern

black wall, black wallpaper, black wall paper, painted chairs, chairs painted black, painted upholstery, fortune cookie, good fortune, chalk art, floral chalk, chalk flower, yellow flower, yellow floral pattern, large flower pattern


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