Now that it’s November already, I’ve been trying to finish up the fall decorations well before Thanksgiving. There isn’t a whole lot to do; mainly, I just need to fill in some gaps where the Halloween decorations used to be. I also had a flower picture that was bugging me because I just didn’t like it, but it filled up an empty space on the wall. Originally, I had painted some fall flowers on a wooden board, but because it wasn’t that great of a painting, I felt it needed to be changed. After covering up the flowers with several coats of black craft paint, I was ready to start over.
I really wanted to do something for Thanksgiving, and when I started thinking about different verses, I decided to keep it super simple. The kids and I have always liked the Veggie Tales movie when Madame Blueberry learns about the dangers of overspending, and the little asparagus girl sings the song about being thankful. So, yes, I was inspired by some animated veggies!
Anyway, I thought it would be easy enough to write the words: A Thankful Heart is a Happy Heart. I was using a white paint pen, and the effect looked a lot like chalkboard art. I looked online for inspiration on creating chalkboard letters and signs, but it still took a long time to get it right! The beauty of painting is that you can paint over your work again and again and again.
I liked the original designs I made but not the letters. Finally, I decided to make the designs stand out and keep the letters simple. I just wrote the phrase and filled in the blank areas with chalkboard-type designs. I used a stencil from my stash to create the top and bottom curvy designs. After all of this, here we have the final result!
|A Thankful Heart is a Happy Heart|
Here is how it looks on the wall.
I say it’s the final result, but I’ve been thinking that it might look nice with some leaves along the sides. My little diva liked it, so I should probably just let it go and be done with it! Sometimes, creating your own works of art means that you always think they can be improved upon in some way. Does anyone else ever do this? Anyway, it looks better than the flowers, and it was free because I had everything I needed–I’m thankful for that!!
I’m also thankful for my visitors, and I am so glad that you stopped by to view my attempt at chalkboard art!