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

Spring is finally here and Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are around the corner!

We’re already taking orders for custom family chalkart boards for Mother’s Day (5/11) and Father’s Day (6/15).

Give your parents a unique and timeless gift this year. Get the whole family to pitch in and see tears of joy at your thoughtfulness. See examples below of family chalkart boards we’ve created in black & white or coloured chalk for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Wedding Gifts, and Housewarming Gifts.

Inquire for pricing, artwork creation, and timing – first come, first served!

1. Mother’s Day

Perfect for the kitchen, living room or bedroom.

Sample Questions: Family member’s names, birth dates, anniversary dates, favourite foods, favourite places, inspirational quotes, pets, etc…

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2. Father’s Day

Perfect for the study, living room, den or garage.

Sample Questions: Family member’s names, birth dates, favourite munchie foods, favourite buddies, beer logos, nicknames, funny quirks, pets, family inside jokes, etc…

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Additional gift ideas

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Monday 7 Apr 2014

A collection of timelapse footage from Fall & Winter 2013.

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Monday 6 Jan 2014

We had the opportunity to work on a wedding project with the loveliest couple. Jill and Greg had the best story; they met overseas, fell in love and got engaged. The problem? They lived in Canada (Jill) and the US (Greg). The solution? Get married twice. First – to make it official for the government so they could be married anywhere. Second – to make it official for their friends and family.

Creative-e was involved from the initial invitation design concepts to the chalkboard signage at their Toronto reception. Below are a few pictures of Jill & Greg’s beautiful wedding. Enjoy!

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day (the second one!).

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Wednesday 18 Dec 2013