The Best of Foolish Fire Readers’ Chalkboards

In past chalkboard-related posts I’ve put it out there that I’d love to see what chalkboard background buyers/downloaders are making with these files. On occasion I hear back… So thanks, Marilyn Curtright. Great job, and I’m glad the backgrounds came in handy. With the popularity of chalkboards still on the rise there are more and more free fonts and resources for chalkboard artists who want to create a chalkboard effect […]

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Chalkboards in Spaaaaaaace

One really nice perk of doing this blog is meeting really nice people like Dawn-Marie Dugan of Maison Rouge Creative, if only virtually. Her 1-year old Leo had his first birthday party back in March and she used one of Foolish Fire’s hi-res backgrounds as a base for the invitation design you see below. The typography is a combination of hand lettering and “chalkboard font” and the artwork is

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HiRes Chalkboard Background Files in PSD format

Bigger, more customizable chalkboard backgrounds for designers Challenge: Lately I’ve had several requests for backgrounds that have particular features, like more “chalk” blur, or fewer scratches and specks, etc. I’ve also been asked to provide backgrounds at larger sizes for posters and signs, especially for weddings, menus, etc. So… Solution: Rather than reinventing the wheel and creating multiple versions of the chalkboard background files, you get to do all

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Working for a Local Institution

Baseball Mary is the ultimate San Francisco Giants fan and somewhat of a force of nature. She’s also famous for her annual invitation-only fundraising party which targets a worthy non-profit or a family or individual in need (one year it was Bryan Stow, the unfortunate SF Giants fan who was beaten within an inch of his life in 2011 at a Giants-Dodgers game in L.A.) This year it’s La

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1rst of 3 quotes about courage. “Better to be be slapped by the truth than kissed by a lie.” — Russian proverb

Courage has been on my mind and under my pencil lately, so I thought I’d dig around and letter up what some greater minds have had to say about the concept. This quote popped up on Facebook recently and stood out so I decided to pencil it out during a recent 0-0 Manchester United vs. Chelsea match. This old proverb talks about courage peripherally, which is why I like

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High Resolution Chalkboard Backgrounds

NEW! Now get the original .PSD files in high-res In response to multiple inquiries about a customized version of the background, I’m making the original .PSD files used to create the files available in 8.5×11 and 16×20 sizes, both high res. A little more pricey but still a lot less than on stock sites. Check ’em out here. Who knew that a Saturday afternoon inspiration would translate into over

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