This past weekend I traveled to Raleigh, NC for a close friend's wedding. A few months ago they had asked me if I would be willing to take on the task of designing the chalkboard wall at their venue, The Stockroom at 230. I said I would be happy to do it, not knowing what I really was signing up for.
When my friends told me the dimensions of the wall, I freaked out. I am very comfortable with doing chalkboard signs at 18"x20" where I can easily stencil out the design. This task however was a wall 8' x 10'. A large scale than I have ever tackled.
I did my prep work; came up with the design, got my supplies and gridded out the letters for reference points. And I decided I was just going to tackle this the best I could.
When I arrived on the scene I was very nervous now that I was actually in front of the wall and seeing how large it was. Once I got started, I got more comfortable at working at the large size. It took a few tries for certain letters, and i was pretty uneasy hanging off the side of a ladder but I managed to get it done.