January 2012 Chalkboard Drawing

January 2, 2012  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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While visiting my parents over the holiday, my mom gave me some chalk that she had stored away for decades.  It is vibrant and smooth and made this month’s drawing even more enjoyable.  
Why fish?  I felt like it, I guess.  I don’t remember ever drawing fish before and boy, was it fun to break out almost every color chalk I had.  Also I didn’t want you to get too used to season/month specific drawings.  Here are the goods:

Happy January, friends.

What do you think?

  1. bonnie says:

    Love it Julia! Great job!

  2. Elizabeth says:


  3. I love it! Your new blog header looks fabulous, too. I am excited to see your chalkboard artwork all in one place. I want to see more artwork, period. You’re so talented :)

  4. I wish I had 1/2 your talent! Amazing!

  5. meaganbriggs3 says:

    SO neat! I love these art projects!!

  6. Love the fish – they’re so cool looking!

  7. Lauren2028 says:

    I love seeing your chalkboard drawings. If I could draw like that…I’d definitely put a chalkboard canvas in my home. So cool!

  8. We’re workin’ on it. :D

  9. Victoria Bradley says:

    This is your BEST one yet! Where do I buy a print?

  10. Thanks so much, Jane! Each drawing takes about 2.5 hours and I just work right in the laundry room in the evening after Greta goes to bed. :)

  11. Jane says:

    I can’t even come up with words to tell you how cool I think these are. Every month you blow me away. How long does it take you to complete? Do you take the chalkboard down and work on it? Or do you sit in the room and do it there? Beautiful fish and I love the changing art.

  12. Kristine says:

    your art skills blow my mind! this is beautiful! i too love the vibrant colors. what a fun new art piece for the month!

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