Pasadena Chalk Festival

2022 Pasadena Chalk Festival

One of the most iconic and beautiful work of art is the old Panther Lady painting that once hung inside Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. Sometime between 2003-2004, the painting was removed and replaced. I miss the Panther Lady! Inspired by this spectral masterpiece, I embarked to recreate my own version of the Panther Lady in chalk at this year’s Pasadena Chalk Festival.


Panther Lady
Sketching the outline, ensuring every stroke conveys the spirit of the original painting.


Panther Lady
Layer by layer, I’ll start applying chalk and aim to capture the beauty of the original masterpiece.


Panther Lady
My Panther Lady is gradually emerging from the pavement!


Panther Lady
Recreating the Panther Lady is a heartfelt tribute to the timeless allure of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion and an opportunity to honor the artistry that has captivated generations, ensuring that the spirit and charm lives on.


Panther Lady
May the Panther Lady’s haunting presence forever linger in the memories of those who gazed upon her, continuing to enchant and inspire for years to come!


Check out my time-lapse here:

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!