Happy Thanksgiving to all my Friends and Family!
To be very, very honest. I really haven't done a lot of seasonal decorating since we moved back to America. I still have boxes that need to be unpack and furniture arrangements that require more tweaking. So, holiday decorating is on the back burner. But, I recently made a chalk board/backpack station for my kids using an old, discarded dresser mirror frame.
This is the first time I've actually tried to draw on it.
I have to say, drawing with chalk is harder than it looks. I drew this freehand without any real plan and getting good lines and shading was nearly impossible. I don't know how those chalk artists do it. Just goes to show that just because your competent in one medium does not make you a master in another :)
I think my chalk board's surface is a bit too rough for any really good chalk art, and if I want to do this again, I might need to sand it smooth and put another coat of chalkboard paint on with a sponge roller.
For a first try, I'm happy with how this turned out. I really only did it for my little girl who guilted me into drawing a turkey for her since I've been promising to decorate the chalk board for two months now :)
Again, Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Have a great day with friends, family, and food!