In my girlfriend’s kitchen is a chalkboard. We made it with paint you can buy at Blick’s. It originally started out as a reminder board, with a basket next to it for mail and school books. The basket never got used so we took it down. The chalkboard then evolved into a place for me to do either chalkboard art or a seasonally themed mural. You’ll see that some are better than others since I got better at it as time went by and the cheapy set of colored chalk was replaced by real artists chalk pastels. Here are some of them from over the years.
A few of the early chalkboards are lost forever due to never having been photographed or unfortunate hard drive crashes.
Christmas 2007. The very first one.
Chalkboard Art Fall 2008
Chalkboard Art Christmas 2008
Chalkboard Art Halloween 2009
Chalkboard Art Christmas 2009, here I started working with a set of pastels.
Chalkboard Art Spring 2010
Chalkboard Art Fall 2010, to commemorate the release of the last Harry Potter movie
Chalkboard Art Christmas 2010, a Chickadee snowglobe
Chalkboard Art January/February 2011, Bald Eagles were in Elgin
Chalkboard Art Christmas 2011, A “Bird Nativity” scene
Accidentally left this next one out…
Spring 2013.. when Winter just wouldn’t let go and it just never seemed to stop snowing
Chalkboard Art Summer 2013, Alison was going to Rome to see The Vatican, and The Sistine Chapel
Chalkboard Art Christmas 2013
Spring 2014 Chalkboard Art
Halloween 2014 Chalkboard Art
February 2016 , Our Tenth Anniversary. This was based on a Superman comic book cover, issue 243, and I modified it for the couple to be in front of a Barnes and Noble where we first met.
Summer 2016, Done to honor AJ Knox who started college at N.I.U.
Fall 2016, Did this one for Alison, who started a doctorate program. She likes Georgia O’Keefe and that’s where I drew inspiration from.
Fall 2016, This one was for Nathan Knox and his girlfriend Abby Rings, who were coming to visit.
Christmas 2016, in the style of Van Gogh and Disney
Spring 2017, this one is still up as we speak