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CHALKIE: Alphabetical

What can I say? I’m a total geek over that label!

An homage, at best.

Vin extra-ordinaire!


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You know what they say: if you want something done right, do it yourself! Our first CHALKIE, Savor was awesome, but after it languished on the wall for more than 3 months, I was ready for something new. Since no other artists had been commissioned by my partner in this project (*cough*JohnHawthorne*cough*), I decided to take another turn.

Behold: Pig. If you know us at all, there’s not much explanation required. You’re talking to a girl who routinely slips bacon fat into cookies, so you know we’re big on the pig ’round here.

Weeee! Weeee! Weeee!


I'm loving the look of the canvas now that it has some old chalk washed across it, and that you can still see the ghost of Savor underneath.


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My tease of a few weeks ago about the blank black thing over the tv either didn’t pique your interest at all, or else drove you so wild with wondering that you couldn’t even talk about it. I’m going to go with the latter.

So, behold: CHALKIE, the new rotating art exhibit in our living room. I painted a huge artists canvas with chalkboard paint, and we plan to change it out 1x/month or so to always have a fresh piece of art to admire.

We’ll take turns every other month — though the official CHALKIE Rules state that John is allowed to subcontract his work to an artist of his choosing. Who knows, maybe I will too sometimes! Regardless, new art every month.

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The first in the series is called Savor, by Liz Hawthorne. It is, of course, a nod to our love of food, but also a reminder to both of us to appreciate every moment of our time here. We got so bogged down there for a while with the whole loss of job, car, house, sense of security, circle of friends, and familiar surroudings … I just wanted to keep a subliminal reminder to relax and appreciate!

Savor (v.): to enjoy or appreciate something completely, especially by dwelling on it.

And it might sound crazy, but I think that it’s working.

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