Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What’s on the menu?

You may remember I recently posted this menu board as one of my resale shop finds.
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Well, with Thanksgiving on the horizon, I started giving some thought as to how to use it for the occasion.  I know the entire menu won’t fit here even if I write small.  In fact, I don’t think I can fit the dessert menu here. (We like our desserts and we especially like a variety.)  I know one of them is going to be pumpkin cheesecake and that’s two lines right there.
So I decided to go for a drawing of a turkey instead.  Now, I’m not a freehand, whip-it-out in two seconds drawer.  In fact, I’m more of a tracer.
First I needed a picture.  My inclination is to search through coloring books or newspaper ads.  I’m giving my age away here.  Thank goodness for suggestions from the younger generation.  My daughter typed in google.com on her laptop.   Hit images and searched for cartoon turkey. 
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A few seconds later I had my drawing.
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I stapled a piece of newspaper to the back and rubbed chalk on the newspaper.
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Then all I had to do was lay it on the chalkboard and trace the lines.  It left a few smudges that wiped away easily with a wet paper towel.
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I have not worked with chalk since grade school so there was a relearning curve that will be helpful the next time I try this.  A couple of things I figured out:  Sometimes white chalk lines are not the best for tracing the drawing.  A more subtle color might cover more easily.  Also, a q-tip works fairly well for smudging the color and removing unwanted smears.
   021                                                         I printed the words out on the computer and traced those too.  I don’t freehand when I can find another way.
There are lessons I learned and things I would change but not this time.  I have a long list of things to accomplish before Nov. 25th.  Stay tuned.  I hope to show you those as I finish them.

     

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