Today we released this brand new print on lilyandval.com, and I thought I would share a little behind-the-scenes peek into the process and the inspiration behind it!

Lily & Val Chalk Art Behind The Scenes Bless This homeI’ve always been a bit of a homebody (which is why I created this), but it is especially true during the winter months. Snow days curled at home are one of my favorite things. To continue with my “cozy” theme, I wanted to create a new home-y design with a vintage feel, but still modern and pretty.

I began by developing the lettering and adding a dimensional shadow on the word “bless.” Below is a quick time-lapse video of this word in process!

The lettering is the focal point, but I left room for swirls, laurels, and embellishments to fill the design. The banner at the bottom was a last minute addition, but I loved the sentiment of “always.”

Chalk Lettering By Valerie McKeehan - Work in ProcessHere is the finished piece to scale on my large, classroom-size chalkboard! After this stage, I photographed the board and prepared the image for color to be added digitally.

Bless This Home Chalkboard Art by Valerie McKeehan of Lily & ValFor the first time, we decided to offer two different color options so that the print can fit into a wider range of home decor! There is a cooler option with blues and blue/green leaves as well as a warmer option with mint green, sage, and soft purples. I would love to hear which one is your favorite!

Bless This Home Chalk Art Print in two colors Bless This Home Chalk Art Print Hand-drawn by Valerie McKeehanVintage Home Decor- Bless this home Chalk Art PrintView & purchase the print in the shop!