last week i had the distinct pleasure to get my hands covered in chalk. a dear friend of mine called and said that a client of hers was in need of a calligrapher to cover the walls of the bristol in bucktown with chalk renderings of gilt city chicago‘s mission statement, menu for the evening and various other embellishments for their vendor appreciation event. of course i jumped up and down and twirled around and said yes yes yes.
it took all of 5 1/2 hours to complete the restaurant’s transformation, during which time i cranked adele and pearl and the beard and vampire weekend over the bar’s loudspeaker system. it was so much fun. and instead of taking mediocre pictures myself, i enlisted the help of a very talented photographer friend of mine, lauryn krause, to capture the end result.
i would love to do more events like this – i could seriously not have been happier with how the whole day turned out. and the next; on thursday i went back, erased the gilt city mission statement, and rewrote the bar’s menu on the chalkboard walls… all the while wishing i could order a moscow mule to drink while i worked.