Thursday, September 11, 2008
I finally finished this project . . .
This is a 4x6 piece of masonite that I turned into a chalkboard with magnetic metal tiles. It's hanging in the craft room. Someday I dream of my craft room becoming my home office, where I'll write charming books for children and adults. (I'd have to use the room as my office because my books would sell so many copies that I'd need a home office as a tax write-off. I'm dreaming big here.)
In fact, this board could be used as a writing device. I could post photos or magazine scraps of people who are stand-ins for the characters in the book I'm working on. On the chalkboard I could draw a map or houseplan or barnplan to help me stay grounded in the locale of my latest writing endeavor.
Until my dreams of fiction writing take off, this board will be where I stick up fabric scraps and sketch designs for bags and totes that I make from old levis. Or I could let the kids play hangman. Or post funny quotes. Or just doodle for fun.
What would you use a chalkboard for?
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