It has been a super crazy past few months. I finished my first ever artshow on December 8th. It was one of the best nights of my life that required so much work in the weeks leading up to it. I will be sharing more specifics about the show in the next couple weeks – stay tuned!

During my weeks in the studio I recorded my processes for making all of the pieces that were in my show. Over the course of the next year I will be releasing the videos on my new youtube art channel. I’m excited to be able to share how I specifically make my pieces with the hopes of inspiring and encouraging more to get into the art scene.

As a teaser to my channel, I am giving you this Christmas Edition – How to Chalk a Christmas Chalkboard!

Materials required:

• Chalkboard (any size) – I purchased mine here from Staples for $30.

• Bistro Chalk Markers – You can get a variety of sizes from most art stores or order online

OR

• Sharpie Poster Markers – I used these alternatively

• Chalk template – You can download my template here

Optional

• Spray paint for boarder

I’d love to see your designs. Tweet them to me @elisegoodhoofd or hashtag #artwithelisechristmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!

xo e.

Monday 22 Dec 2014

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Tuesday 18 Nov 2014

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I volunteer my time as Creative Director for The Friends For Life Foundation. Every year we throw an annual gala to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Research and the Oncology Unit at Sick Kids. The event we plan always seems to outdo the previous year’s. The FFL Team is comprised of an amazing group of people who willingly give their time and effort to organize this very worthwhile event.

This year we are celebrating our ninth year with the theme – Joie De Vivre – all things Paris. Be sure to get your tickets before we sell out!

Hours of planning and working on small details make our events as great as they are. Last year we had an amazing turn out for our Masquer-Eight Ball. Below are a few behind the scenes details on how we pulled everything off.

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Monday 18 Aug 2014