Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Sir!


I was asked to do this wonderful commision by a Twitter friend - she wanted to give it to her teacher husband as a 'happy new job' gift at the start of the new school year.




Part way through I did wonder whether it was going to work and then, as I added the little details (it's always the little details that make a design) it suddenly happened.




I'm so pleased with it and delighted that Alison asked me to do it - it was such a lot of fun!



My plan now is to tweak the design (ever so slightly) and to change the black paint for actual chalkboard paint - this will require some experimenting first tho'. The plan is that it can be customised to resemble the teacher in mind, and a stick of chalk will be sent for the child to write his or her own message 'on the board'. It's a bit different from the usual 'thank you teacher' gifts...what do you think? I'd love to know.

4 comments:

  1. So good to hear from you! Glad you are still enjoying Batikins.

    The painting looks great! I love the idea of using chalkboard paint, so cute and clever xo

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  2. That is fantastic and what a great idea to tweek it that way.

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  3. Thanks you lovely ladies! It was of those creations that gives you little flutterbies of excitement...love it when that happens Sarah x

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