I got the bug to do some painting, and since Dick won't let me touch the walls, I settled for the grandkids' toy box. I used to do a lot of wood and tole painting, before I got hooked so deeply in the fiber world. I've also wanted to use chalkboard paint on something - anything - but never had an excuse until now. The sides of the plain-jane box got several coats of red and blue paint and the top became a chalkboard. I added some pre-painted wood cut-outs - a palm tree (which doubles as a chalk holder) and rubber duckie for Addison and a dragonfly for me - Moto-Moto (a name so nice you say it twice) for Rachel - and an alligator for Miles. The grands haven't seen my masterpiece yet. Sure hope they like it!