Kasey's chalkboard that I love to play on is no longer in her dining room, but she hasn't had time to update it from a dining room motif. (You can see its new home--in their new house--in the first photo.)
One of her best friends had a birthday today (a big one), so while Kasey was away from home at the party, I thought I'd surprise her by sneaking over and putting up some new chalk art for the new house. I was inspired by the work of dirtsastudio in her Etsy shop...I first saw it on Pinterest.
This was definitely the most challenging chalk art I have attempted as I was doing it freehand while looking at the inspiration piece...and the audience (Beau) kept adding their two cents.
I like it with just the white chalk, but since I had ordered fancy colored chalk from Amazon, I added a little just for interest...the choice of states colored in has absolutely no significance other than I was totally copying the inspiration piece.
I added the heart in our part of Texas, and the 'Home is where the heart is' caption at the bottom. I think I may go back and add a simple border around the edges.
I added a message in the corner at the last for Beau and anyone else who may think it's funny to point out its imperfection. :)
Kasey called me after she got home to say that she really liked her surprise.
I can mark another Pinterest project done on my 2014 goals list. Now I need to put some chalk art on that section of wall I painted with chalkboard paint in my own house.