Capturing a Memory

When we moved into our home, one of my first goals was to create a cozy, familiar space. I wanted each family member to feel comfortable and settled and to feel that this home was really ours. It was meant for us.

So with a tiny paintbrush in hand and some watered-down white paint, I recaptured the day we moved in. I say recaptured because the moment was already captured on camera: the four of us smiling, standing in front of our home. I simply projected that image onto a vintage, thrift-store chalkboard and followed, with paint, the basic lines that made up the projected picture.

When friends and family come to visit, that memory captured on chalkboard is often a topic of conversation as well as how it was made and who made it.

That chalkboard memory is part of the normal, everyday scene in our house now and I’m glad. I hope It sends the message that it feels good to share an exciting moment with the people you love and that it feels good to take time to celebrate that moment.