Saturday, February 1, 2014

Chalkboard, Corkboard and Resolution Board All in One

It's February 1st and it's a blizzard outside today….a good day to stay indoors and refresh.  A month into the new year, and how many of you have already forgotten what your new years resolutions were?  The first couple of weeks of the new year are filled with regular reminders of improvement, but let's be honest, after that things start to dwindle.  Well, I've found a great way to remember my intentions for the new year.

I had this old cork board hanging in my studio cluttered with inspirations that started to blur into the background.  You can see it behind my old computer:

With some leftover wall paint, I decided to paint the cork board dark gray to mimic chalkboard and touched up the plain frame with some sliver paint.

This year I actually chose words for the year rather than actual resolutions.  Though they may be more vague, they open the doors to so many possibilities of how these words can shape my 2014.  Here's my list:

-Get Outside
-Stay in Motion
-Create a Path

With some chalk, a ruler and a little layout I plugged into Illustrator to get some cool fonts, I made up my own chalkboard/cork board resolution board.

Throughout the year I anticipate covering these words with other inspirations and starting again fresh for 2015.

What are some of your words for 2014?  Oh, and what do you think of the new studio color?!!


  1. Loreen, I love the chalkboard idea! I am in the process of recreating my office area and I am adding your plan to my idea board! Nice!

  2. Oooo, send me pics when you complete it!