Thursday, May 26, 2011
Chalk it up
While waiting at my local cafe this week, the owner saw me staring at his row of pretty cakes in a glass cabinet. Or so he thought. What I was actually looking at was the handwritten descriptions and prices on the glass. He constantly has new cakes and the writing changes daily so it must be easy to remove.
Realising he wasn't going to get a sale beyond my latte, he pulled out his pens to reveal a collection of liquid chalk markers that can be used on non-porous surfaces - glass is perfect - and are easily wiped off with a cloth.
I'm not a great drawer so I'm experimenting with shopping lists and birds on windows in the kitchen but have plans for the Child (who is handy with a pencil) to have a go at something at the bottom of a glass door Banksy-style, rather than the less-inspiring offerings mother-style.
See what others are doing in their creative spaces today here.