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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!

2 comments :

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, that looks like fun. Those drawings are amazing.

Unknown said...

Thanks for posting this. It's great! That zombie would look great on a tee shirt.

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