Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The best laid plans...

You know how the saying goes. I started the year with such enthusiasm about keeping up with my online classes. I was determined not to fall behind this time.  And as often is the case, life got in the way. I’ve been struggling to “right my ship” these past few weeks. I am slowly carving out a new normal which includes getting back to some of the classes I have neglected.

Kim Klassen gave us three challenges in her Beyond Beyond class for this week. I completed the chalkboard challenge. I am hoping to tackle the other two, but no promises.

Here is my version of a chalkboard:

I used some of the techniques she shared in the classroom combined with techniques from this site and I added a few of my own ideas. Boy, this challenge really made me think but I enjoyed the process. There are a number of realistic chalk fonts available for download in case you aren’t interested in making your own. (but I say give it a go)

So have you joined the new “chalkboard” craze? Just check out Pinterest and you’ll see what I mean.   


  1. This board wins the prize. Love it and the words. They go together so well.

  2. colorpoems, thank you so much. I appreciate your kind words.

  3. Cindy! You aced it!!! Marvelous work. (Why do I have the feeling that you are a veteran of writing that sentence? JJJ)