June 2012 Chalkboard Drawing

June 15, 2012

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After a month of traveling, Chris and I are happy to be home, but more importantly, happy to be together as a family again.  When I was almost 18, my parents moved from Pittsburgh, PA, where I spent my entire life, to Idaho.  Since that move at 18, I have spent time in Idaho, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois and Utah–and while Pittsburgh will always be considered my hometown (I think), I have learned that my home is now wherever Chris and Greta are.  That’s where I want to be.  That is where is sweetest.  This month’s chalkboard drawing is a reflection of that timeless adage refreshed in a modern and simplistic way.
It was my first drawing done in my new studio and i am digging photographing the white walls against the (not so) crisp black board–may be time for a new coat of chalkboard paint, eh?
Where is home for you?  Is it a place or with someone?  Wherever it is, I hope this weekend you find yourself in that sweetest of sweet place.

As usual, there is a limited number of 11×14 prints of this month’s chalkboard drawing available in our Etsy shop.  Click here to purchase yours.

Happy (belated) June, friends.

What do you think?

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  3. meaganbriggs3 says:

    So sweet. You’ve seen that adorable video of a little girl singing that song with herdad right?? I must find that link again,

  4. love your custom typography on this one!

  5. Janecmetcalf says:

    really really love a lot tons

  6. So sweet! My husband is traveling for work right now, so this definitely hit home for me (no pun intended lol). Things just aren’t right when he’s not there too.

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