Chalk

April-December

My new painting for this year’s Pasadena Chalk Festival, it will be entered in the auction (and priced to sell!), I really enjoyed painting this and I hope it gets a new home tomorrow. I am a huge fan of the Haunted Mansion, the characters are fun and spark joy in my life.

April – December 12″ x 12″, Acrylic on Canvas. To be auctioned off at the 2019 Pasadena Chalk Festival.

2018 Christmas Chalk Walk

I had an awesome time last weekend at this year’s Christmas Chalk Walk, chalking the Peanuts gang.

And so it begins…my favorite beagle.
A little more progress…
Chalking Charlie Brown.
Finished, after adding a little bit of glitter.
Thanks to my friend Lori, for capturing this picture without the shadow of the tree.

Check out my time-lapse here:

 

 

2018 Twenty Nine Palms Chalk Festival

Last weekend I had the honor of participating in the Annual Twenty Nine Palms Chalk Festival. I decided to chalk up some Fisher Price little people…good choice, I won two awards, 2018 Mayor’s Choice and 2018 Most Colorful.

The beginning of my chalk square.
I am in “the zone”, chalking away.
Making progress towards the end of the day.
Finished!
This is my picture with my two awards, 2018 Mayor’s Choice and 2018 Most Colorful.
Close-up of my awards.

Check out my time lapse here:

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.