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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.

2016 Ventura Street Painting Festival

Had the greatest time chalking at Ventura Harbor Village last week-end. It was a gorgeous day, lovely weather and wonderful people!

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Close up of my square at Harbor Village, shout out to my sponsor Police Chief Mike Tracy! ūüôā
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My finished square. I love Ventura and can’t wait to come back next year.
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Harbor Village’s Dole Pineapple Whip Float available at Coastal Cone, just like the one at Disneyland.
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Got to chalk next to good friend and artist Marcella Swett this year. She made the lovely portrait on the left.
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The best part about the festival is that it is located right across the street from the beach! Took a short break in the water to cool off and enjoy the soothing waves of the ocean.
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These are some of the chalkers who chalked at Harbor Village, all proceeds benefit Food Share.

To see the rest of the chalk squares visit my chalk blog here: GirlWithChalk Blogspot.

24th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival

This week.end I will be participating in the 24th Annuall Pasadena Chalk Festival. This year I have channeled my inner Van Gogh and painted his portrait for the art auction, if you would like to purchase this painting, it will be for sale at the chalk festival and priced to sell. Hope to see you all there. For more information about the chalk festival, click on the flyer below.

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Van Gogh, Acrylic on canvas 12″ x 12″. Available for purchase at the chalk festival, all proceeds benefit The Light Bringer Project.

 

24th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival
For more information click on the image to visit the website.

Chalk Demo At Martin Luther King High School

Last week I had the privilege to create a chalk demo at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA for their annual Chalk Day. Basically every year the kids can sign up and the lucky ones who get accepted to participate can spend the day out of their normal class schedule and create  a chalk square all day. This is one of the best ways for a High School to incorporate art into their curriculumn and inspire students to become future artists. I had so much fun, I created a chocolate donut.

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This is my demo for the kids at Chalk Day, a chocolate donut!

 

Chalk Donut by Grasiela Rodriguez
Progress on the chocolate.

 

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Starting the demo, you can see the kids in the background starting their own chalk squares.

Autism Hwy Chalk Festival

Join me Saturday, April 16th at Southern California’s HOTTEST Autism Acceptance Event!

The Autism Hwy Chalk Festival runs from 9 am – 5 pm at:

Heritage Plaza

400 N. Citrus Ave.

Covina, CA 91723

See you there! For more information, click on the image below.

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San Gabriel Lunar New Year Chalk Art Contest

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My “Year of the Monkey” chalk drawing for the San Gabriel Valley Lunar New Year Chalk Art Festival.
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San Gabriel Valley Lunar New Year Chalk Festival.

To see the rest of the chalk squares visit my chalk blog here: Girl With Chalk

Look at my video time lapse below!

2016 San Gabriel Lunar New Year from Grasiela Rodriguez on Vimeo.