It seems that every design blog has done a post on chalkboard paint and how to use it in your home. Ideas have ranged from the obvious walls to your refrigerator, placemats, and even eggs. I am a huge fan of Cy Twombly and his calligraphic art. His work is a favorite of mine and I love seeing it at the National Gallery of Art every time I am there. I even did a huge canvas for my living room that is my version of a Cy Twombly that has been featured on a couple blogs using a gold paint pen on a white canvas. I especially love this Twombly piece above. It occurred to me how fun it would be to buy a large canvas, paint it with chalkboard paint, and try my own Twombly with chalk. Why not try your own? You can change it or redo it anytime you want. People have asked me this before, but these need not be quotes or real words-just random free form scribbled letters strung together-don't over think it-just let your hand and the chalk go. Twombly's calligraphic works are primarily pencil or crayon scribbled on paper or canvas. The Art Institute of Chicago has an exhibition of Twombly, one of our greatest living American artists, in its new Modern Wing, now through September 13th.