the other day the lovely and super talented maureen from maureen cracknell handmade pinned the cutest little print. this one.

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so i used it as inspiration for a chalkboard drawing for that little chalkboard i painted on my cabinet door.

Pre Chalkboard Art


anyway, here’s how it turned out!

Chalkboard Art

pretty cute, right?

Chalkboard Art

now, i know it’s perfect. but i’m kind of tired of perfect. i’m guess i’m learning to appreciate the value of imperfection. the beauty of homemade. the importance of character.

Chalkboard Art - Close-up

with thousands of blogs and places like pinterest, i think the pressure to have everything ‘perfect’ is so high these days. don’t you? you must have perfect photographs,  perfect ideas,  perfect wording. it’s exhausting.

and with a goal of simplifying this year, i’ve kicked perfection to the curb and it’s not longer welcome here!

Chalkboard Art

is anyone else feeling this way too? or am i out on a limb (pun intended) on this one?

at any rate, i hope you like my little tree …. imperfections and all!

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  • Maria at

    Love the chalkboard tree! Fabulous!

  • Monica at

    I love your chalkboard tree! And I love what slip4 said above, “Imperfect leaves room for fun!” Amen!

  • Patti at

    Imperfections are a sign of handmade art! Love your tree = Perfectly imperfect!!

  • Ali Richardson at

    I loooovve it!!!! It’s beautiful! Perfect for that spot!!

  • Holly at

    Looks pretty perfect to me . . . 🙂

  • Maureen Cracknell Handmade at

    Oh, I love it!!! We are SO in sync, it’s scary! Yes, I am with you!! Here’s to being perfectly imperfect, quilts and all!!

    And, thanks for the shout out! 😉

  • Suzie at

    charmingly imperfect!

  • slip4 at

    Your chalkboard tree is wonderful! You are smart to give up on perfection – it’s intimidating to others anyway. Imperfect leaves room for fun 🙂

  • Julie at

    I this it’s pretty great! Perfect is way overrated.

  • Shannon at

    Yay for keeping it real! Your rendering turned out really cute. I’ve yet to erase my giant advent calendar from my chalk wall but I’m on the hunt for something inspiring.

  • Jillian at

    I just ran across your blog through Pinterest. How lovely you run an inn! What a wonderful thing and you really seem to be talented. The rooms and food look gorgeous. Best of luck in all of your ventures!

  • Laurie at

    That is really lovely. You are talented.

  • Anonymous at

    I am with you perfect, should be thrown out, crafts is no place for perfect. Handmade should have a little of the artist who made the creation, in it. If 6 people sat down with the same supplies and same pattern and instructions you would have 6 different looks of the same thing. Just found your site and I really like it! I will be back to see what other wonderfuless is here.

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