Saturday, August 27, 2011

Chalking in Dalkey

While chalking at the Chalk Festival in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland last weekend, I was approached by a woman who wanted to know if I could chalk a board for a restaurant in nearby Dalkey.  I said sure, that we had two days after the festival, and we were planning on going to Dalkey anyway.  We found the restaurant, the Dalkey Dispensary, which is a very nice tapas and wine restaurant, with 2 floors and lots of black walls.  They wanted us to chalk a large table upstairs, and three areas on the walls.  We quickly made some sketches and Mercedes and I got to work.  Craig took the train back to the hotel to get the rest of our chalks, since I had only brought enough for a small board. 

It took about 5 hours for the two of us to complete the table and walls.  Chalking in the dark was a bit of a challenge.  At one point, the restaurant was so busy, that we had a couple of tables of patrons eating nearby (Dinner and a Show!).  They are going to try spray coat it and we took pictures, but short of putting a glass top over it, it will probably be only temporary.  Jackie, the manager, wanted to use it on their website, but also wanted to use it as a table.  We also sampled some of their great tapas and wine while working.  Everything was great!

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