Pasadena Chalk Festival

Norman Rockwell Chalk Collaboration

On June 19 & 20, I got to chalk at the Paseo Colorado Mall in Pasadena, CA. It was a 12-artist chalk collaboration of Norman Rockwell’s “Golden Rule”, a gathering of men, women, and children of different races, religions, and ethnicities. It was a precursor of the socially conscious subjects that he would soon illustrate. “Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You” was a simple but universal phrase that reflected the artist’s personal philosophy.

Paseo Colorado Sign
These are the signs that were printed by the mall.
The Beginning of the Project
And so it begins, the beginning of a 2-day chalk collaboration.
End of Day 1
My contribution to the square is this female figure in the lower center of the square. I took this picture a few hours into it.
Progress! This is at the beginning of day 2.
Halfway Point
This is the hallway point of the whole square, which measures 24′ wide by 22′ high.
Almost Done
Almost done! We are preparing to pull the blue tape off of the sides.
Drone Shot
A drone shot of our chalk square.


Check out our time-lapse here:

2020 Pasadena Chalk Festival-Chalk At Home!

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.

Inspire Hope by Grasiela Rodriguez
And the 2020 Pasadena Chalk Festival starts now… Chalk where you’re quarantined!
Inspire Hope by Grasiela Rodriguez
Almost done!
Inspire Hope by Grasiela Rodriguez
Inspire Hope it’s all in the details.
Inspire Hope by Grasiela Rodriguez

Check out my time-lapse here:

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!