I was trying to catch up on reading the blogs I follow this morning when I came across this paean to chalkboards :
It reminded me of a picture I had taken in Washington, DC, when overcome with admiration for chalkboard art in the local coffee shop. [ I am really very happy to have a purpose for this photo which has been an odd duck in my photo collection. Only one family member was humiliated by the taking of this picture. ] For general ambience I show the larger picture:
I have also noticed very fine chalkboard ad/art at Trader Joe’s grocery stores. At first I assumed that there was an in house art student bagging groceries by day and doing chalkboards by night, but then I went to a different Trader Joe’s and saw the same chalk artist’s work. So is there a central clearing house for chalkboard artists, I wonder? And how do they keep up with the daily and weekly ad changes? Do they work on site? Is there a union of chalkers? These questions puzzle me.
Unfortunately, I have no pictures of the vibrant chalk artistry at Trader Joe’s, but next time I go for groceries I’ll take my camera.
To see the blog which prompted my musings, see: