Chalk

2018 Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival

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.
Finished!
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 blogspot here.

 

2018 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts

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.

2018 Pasadena Chalk Festival

I had a blast chalking at this year’s Pasadena Chalk Festival. The weather was overcast this year, which was perfect. I couldn’t have asked for a nicer weekend.

This year I chalked the Tightrope Girl from Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, which is my favorite ride.
Detail of her face, from Saturday (Day One).
Is this haunted room really stretching? My finished square.
Close-up of my square.
I even spun the Otter Pop wheel and won this awesome shirt and one of the new Otter Pops!

Look at my time-lapse here!

Attack of the Comic Books at Sorensen Library

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.

2018 Austism Hwy Chalk Festival

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.

2016 Pomona Chalk Festival

Last Saturday I participated in this year’s Pomona Chalk Festival. The them was “My Favorite Book”. I recently received this wonderful book titled “Latinx Comic Book Storytelling” in the mail from the author Frederick Luis Aldama and it has the cover art of one of my favorite cartoonist of all time, Jaime Hernandez so I decided to chalk it!

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“Latinx Comic Book Storytelling” cover art by Jaime Hernandez.
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Making progress on my chalk square…
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My finished square, I hope I did Jaime Hernandez justice, Love and Rockets Forever!

2016 San Fernando Day of the Dead Chalk

This was my first time participating in the San Fernando Day of the Dead Chalk event and it was a lot of fun. The event is quaint and in its 3rd or 4th year. I loved it and can’t wait to do it again next year.

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This was one of my favorite altares. There were so many beautiful ones. I love how colorful it was.
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The theme of this year’s chalk event was “Rock and Roll Heaven” so naturally I chose to pay tribute to the legendary Lemmy Kilmister who passed less than a year ago. He was great.
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With my finished square. I made a little offering to him of a jack-and-coke and a cigarette.
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After leaving the chalk event, me and my friend Michelle stopped by Forest Lawn Cemetery and left our offering at his burial site. We light the candle, drank some jack and coke and put one marigold next to the cigarette.
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His urn was placed in the “Columbarium of Sacred Trust” section, under a beautiful statue. He is directly across the green belt from another legend, Ronnie James Dio.
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We couldn’t be in this cemetery without stopping by and placing flowers on Dio’s sarcophagus.
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Peace be with them.

To see the squares of the other chalkers, look on my chalk blog here: girlwithchalk blogspot.

2016 Gesso Italiano Chalk Festival in San Diego

This year I attempted to chalk the Roman Colosseum. I had a great time chalking.

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And so it begins…
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Break time, enjoyed the “Chile-Mango-Limeade” from the Little Italy Farmer’s Market. Honestly, I cannot wait until I come back to the Farmer’s Market to get another one of these.
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This is a pic of me working on the square. Photo by San Diego Photographer Steven Anderson. He always takes great photos!
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Finito!

Check out the squares from the other chalkers on my chalk blog here: GirlWithChalk Blogspot.