Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Chalking Up a Storm

(Me, in the green hat, directing chalkers in the park)

This afternoon, watching some children's television (I love PBS!) I saw a feature on a pavement artist. Coming from a bit of a chalking background myself, I started tearing up listening to him explain the joy he feels when he finishes a painting, how he loves to mix the colors with his fingers and feel the sidewalk beneath him. It made me so eager to chalk up a storm - with the kids, natch - that way I can teach them how it's done!

Some eye-popping work to explore and inspire:

Kurt Wenner
Julian Beever
The Chalk Chics

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