Spring has Sprung! Well, almost... The warmer weather is a sure indication that it's just around the corner!
I promised our daughter a chalkboard months ago and Dean was finally able to work in the garage without sub-freezing temperature. He put this together for her yesterday using an old dresser mirror frame and plywood. I painted the board with a couple of coats of chalkboard paint, then doodled with the chalk to bring this bunny to life. OK...I am not a great artist, and I will admit that I found one similar on-line that provided inspiration, but this is all freehand. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself. :)
The frame is pretty tattered and I'm looking for an applique to put back up at the top. Our daughter is very much like her father and prefers wood. Luckily, this is a beautiful piece of oak, so I actually agree....on this one.
I used Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil to bring the wood back to life. It made a huge difference!
On the drawing, I focused on the face and made the body a mere shadow in the background. Kind of like he's putting his nose up to a camera.
I probably could do a little better on the shading, but the more I messed with it, the more I had to re-do - so I just stopped. It will get erased eventually, anyway.....
This should add a little whimsy to their home for a little while!
'til next time!