I was involved in a regular event for this age group last year, and when things were starting up again this year given our family move & new addition I decided it wasn't the time to keep it up. However, I was asked to design a sign for their events. The design brief was a "chalkboard sign that was you would find in 'hipster' cafe"...hmmm. I'd never done anything like this before, but I did happen to have a half used can of chalkboard paint on hand. So with a warning that this was new territory for me as a designer, it was all on!
I wasn't sure how to seal it given it would be positioned outdoors (thank you instagram friends for your suggestions). I still don't know what the best solution is, but I learned that water based sealers are not friendly with chalk (duh!) I had to go over the washed out letters. But even with that last minute devestating hiccup, I was really pleased.
I know it's nothing like this girls amazing work, but I was pretty happy with the final outcome. It's given me a little hand-lettering bug, and now I want to chalk everything!