Saturday, November 19, 2016

Chalk the Block 2016

Chalk is such a beautiful medium. My only beef is that it is fleeting. I don't even mind the dust that covers children and their clothing. (I would much rather have that than mud or sand.)

Chalk the Block is an amazing event that goes on every September in a city near us. This year I put it in the calendar months in advance so we wouldn't miss it. And yet...we still did. Sometimes that is how it goes when the weekend fills up with busyness. Also, it rained. A lot. Right during the beginning of the chalking and right through until the afternoon before it ended. Part of me wondered if anyone was able to draw.

Turns out a little lot of rain doesn't stop true artists. People had set up tents, awnings and tarps to keep the weather at bay. Some work was destroyed and then redone. It certainly wasn't the ideal setting, but there are stalwarts out there.

By the time the weather cleared up, the girls and I were headed to Women's Conference. I told Tyler and Pearl to go check it out and enjoy since we wouldn't be able to. Tyler took pictures of course, so we still benefit a little. He did say that because of weather, many many spots were vacant. I believe people pay in advance, so the event probably still served its purpose even if the art was minimal.

Here are some of the ones Tyler took pictures of. Tell me which one you liked? (Pearl had come from a birthday party which is why she had face paint. I had to go back and look at the calendar because for the life of me, I couldn't decide where it came from.)

Pretty cool huh? There are some truly talented people in the world.

*My favorite was the Storm Trooper Selfie. Such a funny idea.

1 comment:

meganmushrat said...

Wow - I had no idea that such complex pictures could be done with chalk. What a pity that they wash away. Thank goodness for cameras to catch the images for posterity. I liked the aliens with the books.