Saturday, September 19, 2015

Will Chalkboard for Cheese

Up until now, I have not done any commercial chalkboards. All the ones I have done were for friends and family, and were done as favors or presents.

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine who was in the process of opening up a cheese store/cafe contacted me and wanted to know if I would do a chalkboard for her store. She had painted a huge wall with chalkboard paint, and was going to use it for her menu. I said yes, albeit with some fear and trepidation at the size and scale of the project. But after plenty of sketches, a few false starts, and determination/stubbornness, I finished the project. And here's the result!

I was contracted to do only the headings; my friend is planning to change her menu every couple of weeks, so the rest of the board is writing she will supply.

And here's some close-ups, after the rest of the board was filled out:

Since this was my first commercial project (but still for a good friend), I didn't know what to charge. So my friend paid me in cheese. Literally. And it was DELICIOUS!