22 April 2013
Sidewalk Chalk Art - Round 2!
Saturday I did my second stint as the Sidewalk Chalk Artist for the city of Decatur's Sidewalk Saturdays program. This time there were Flamenco dancers, musicians, and a giant Chinese dragon scattered around town. I was between Mingei World Arts, The Seen Gallery and the Yogurt Tap.
Like last time, I quickly drew some ears for people to pose with in pictures.
In addition to these there was an alien helmet and a crown... worn by Dylan.
Then I started in on my "fine art piece" - ha! (I never really get to finish these - the kids show up and then it gets crazy.)
Sometimes I draw things for the kids to color in... Like Poseidon's Trident and Zeus' lightning bolt for two Rick Riordan fans:
And this zombie monster for a six-year-old boy. I have no idea why he was so into zombies, but I think this was my fave:
And sometimes they branch out on their own and get creative.
Even the grown-ups get into it. One of the managers of The Seen Gallery couldn't resist drawing a rose (even though she was trying to prepare for an opening that evening). You can also see the dragon in this photo.
The dragon had it out with a laser blaster.
The laser blaster was art directed by Dylan, the same boy in the crown. Love it!
Once again, I had a gaggle of kids getting into the coloring with me and we had a FANTASTIC time! Who knew? A box of cheap pastels (okay, five) and a sidewalk. Wowsa.
Parents, if you have photos of your kids joining in - please email them to me at elizabeth at dulemba dot com and I'll add them to this post!