8/12/13

Chalkboard Wall and Don't Cry Over Spilt Gasoline


My Latest Project
I have wanted a chalkboard wall for a long time.  What better place than in my studio/classroom! It was as easy as painting any wall, and that's never really as easy as you think it's going to be.  Just painting this one wall displaced so much STUFF.  I had to wait awhile before I could second-coat it, and then I had to wait three days before "conditioning" it (rub it all over with the side of the chalk and then erase it).  I haven't finished hanging all the paintings or putting everything back on the shelves (to the right  -  out of the picture), but I have managed to sort a lot of things.

I'm not finished with my summer classes and workshops, but I seem to be getting a head start on my fall nesting.

I go about my uneventful little life, and then WHAM, something  ridiculous happens.  I stopped for gas, filled my tank, and THE GAS WOULD NOT SHUT OFF!  What do you do with a nozzle pumping out gasoline when you already have a full tank??????  So the girl inside at the counter says, "Would you settle for $25.50?"  YES!  Just let me the heck out of here!  Here's my $25.50. I won't be back.

6 comments:

Margie said...

Fun! Not the overflowing gas tank though. Jeez.

Catherine said...

Margie -
Yes - the chalkboard is fun!

As for the gasoline - I always say, if you're not willing to have a little adventure, ya better stay home.

Ann Shaver said...

This might get posted twice - great chalkboard wall! Looks very designer-ish!

Catherine said...

Ann - thanks! Designer-ish. I like that!

BJR said...

I love this wall!! What a great way to add inspiring quotes amongst your art...and maybe even sketch with your chaulk! ;)I would love one of these in my studio room! Enjoy!

Catherine said...

BJR - I love it too :) It is easy to do - just a couple of coats of paint.