I had a great time at last weekend’s Art & Street Painting Festival in Ventura. This year I chalked a mermaid square.
The ground here is really rough, but it adds character to the chalk.
Another angle of my square.
A Dole Pineapple Whip float from Coastal Cone is always in order at this event!
After a day of chalking, the beach is always my happy place, and it’s right across the street.
Check out my timelapse here:
To see everyone’s else’s chalk squares, click on my
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to chalk a square at the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts. This was my first time here, it was an amazing art festival. I chalked up some donuts for this event.
A photo that was taken of me from above by another chalk artist.
I think these were my biggest fans today. 🙂
My finished chalk square.
Palo Alto timelapse.
I had a great time exhibiting at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego.
Wakanda Forever! These costumes were awesome.
My table partner this year was Cartoon Flophouse’s Michael Aushenker. We are kind of goofing off in this picture.
With our visitor, Frederick Luis Aldama who is a Professor of English and Distinguished Scholar at The Ohio State University. He teaches courses on Latinx & Latin American culture including literature, film, TV, music, sports, video games, and comic books. He is the author and editor of thirty-four books, including the Eisner Award-winning “Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics.” Of course, this photo was taken approximately 8 or so hours before winning his Eisner Award at the 2018 Comic-Con! Congratulations Profe, we are so proud of you!
The Korean ice cream that I picked up at SomiSomi, San Diego. It’s black sesame & taro swirl with happy toppings. The waffle cone is shaped like a goldfish!
The Grady twins were one of my favorite costumes.
Just for fun, the Tightrope Girl from Disney’s Haunted Mansion.
Black Heroes Matter, the Pink Panther!
The highlight of the convention for me was meeting Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer. (Eric Singer though!)
Before leaving San Diego, I had to stop at the Boba Bar for a fruit “puffle” made with a delicious waffle, pineapple ice cream, fresh fruit and drizzled with honey. The perfect ending to the perfect day.
I had a great time participating in the Simi Valley Chalk Fest over the weekend. I created a “Fiesta Mermaid” and made a timelapse with my new GoPro.
My “Fiesta Mermaid”, 10′ x 10′ square.
Detail of my mermaid square.
This is the time-lapse I made with my new GoPro camera.
To see everyone’s else’s squares, check out my chalk
Over the weekend I attended Sorensen Library’s “Attack of the Comic Books” event for Free Comic Book Day. I was tasked with participating in a “Diversity” community chalk project with the kids. We chalked on paper and it got kind of messy!
I started the project by introducing the color wheel and color theory concepts to the kids.
Then I invited them up to help chalk a “diverse” superhero universe while enjoying the nice air-conditioned room.
At the end of the color theory lesson, we took the project outside and finished it up.
This is a timelapse that I took with my new Hero GoPro camera.
This was my square at this year’s Autism Hwy Chalk Festival, organized by Kelly Green to bring art and awareness of the autism spectrum. The message “It’s Ok to Be Different” is inspired by a t-shirt that I saw online.
Every year she brings in Scooter’s Italian Ice truck and it has become a tradition for the chalk artists to enjoy an ice cold treat after chalking.
Check out a timelapse that I did on my square.
2018 Autism Hwy Chalk Festival from Grasiela Rodriguez on Vimeo.
This was my square at this year’s Christmas Chalk Walk in Aliso Viejo.
It’s a gingerbread man with hot chocolate and a candy cane!
2017 Christmas Chalk Walk from Grasiela Rodriguez on Vimeo.