It’s the middle of summer and Covid-19 still has all outdoor gatherings cancelled! That still doesn’t stop us from making art at home. This year I participated in Chalk Mafia’s first annual Epic Virtual Chalk Fest for the Fourth of July weekend. I challenged myself by creating a flag with lots of folds in it.
Covid-19 did not stop the festival chalkers from chalking at this year’s 2020 Pasadena Chalk Festival. The event was cancelled, but we all chalked at home! This year, my chalk square was about hope. I hope all is well with everyone, and I hope this pandemic ends well for all of us.
Lunar New Year is the most celebrated holiday in Asia with many large festivals and events held around the world. The San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival is a unique festival that consists of a Street Food Fair, Marketplace, Kids Zone, and Chalk Art! The 2020 Lunar New Year is the Year of the Rat, so our squares this year consisted of cute little scoundrels, coincidently, the Old World rat or “true rat” originated in Asia.
I had so much fun chalking in Palo Alto this year. I chalked a still life of a crab boil, because why not? Before heading home, some of us stopped off at the Winchester Mansion in San Jose and then the Farmer’s Market in Gilroy for garlic ice cream.
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.
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.