"A (wo)man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of (her)his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of beautiful God has implanted in the human soul."- Goethe

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Chalk the Block

Despite the autumnal rains, the annual Chalk the Block event still took place last month. We took the little kidlets to watch the art in action:

I'm fascinated with artists who select temporary art forms, like chalk or ice sculpting. What an interesting documentary that would make: delving into the psyche of leaving your mark, but only for a little while. I think naturally most artists want their art to last beyond their own years, so I'd love to figure out what's behind the desire to create just for the experience and not the end product. Because it was so rainy, there were a lot of artworks that were damaged by the nightly thunderstorms. It was interesting to see the artists who were frustrated by the setbacks and those who embraced the art media and consequent challenges.
We're seriously considering doing this next year, and already have a few ideas of what we're going to draw. We saw lots of Disney shenanigans, and some pretty serious portraiture, but only a few pieces that were entirely original. So, obviously some people catered to their audience while others just wanted to show off their mad skillz. If you went next year, what would you enjoy seeing?


  1. I totally want to see your mad skillz on some sidewalk.

  2. I would like to see you do an imitation of C. M. Coolidge's portrait titled: "Dogs playing poker."

    1. That sounds like it would take forever. Maybe if we had a big team to work with we could pull it off.