Wednesday, April 3, 2013

C is for Chalk Art

Happy Wednesday!

Today's inspiration comes from an art form I've been fascinated with for some time: chalk art. One of the most well-known of all pavement artists is Julian Beever. He's renowned for his 3-D illusions. Although I myself can barely draw a stick figure, I find a lot of inspiration in Beever's passion for his craft. You can find out more about him and his work at his Web site, found here.



Also, I'm happy to announce that my haiku for today's edition of the Pulitzer Remix is up. You can find it here. If you have a chance, please check it out. I'm so appreciative of those of you who have been visiting and/or commenting on my poems. Thanks so much!


Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday. ☺

90 comments:

  1. My chalk art looks nothing like that. Maybe I'm using the wrong chalk.

    Yeah, that's it! :D

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  2. Good choice the guy is brilliant.

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    1. He certainly is! I spent more than an hour watching videos of his work last night. ☺

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  3. I've seen so many of these on line...they're incredible!

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  4. this made me so happy feeling--first of all, the song---you should hear my grandsons singing this one---and this guy is a down right genius in my book--thanks for sharing this dana!

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    1. I am, too. I wouldn't even know where to begin!

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  6. Wow Wow Wahhwoe! That is so awesome. And then the rain comes...

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  7. That is incredible. What talent!

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    1. Somehow it doesn't seem fair that I can barely draw a stick figure. ;)

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  8. Chalk art is an awesome talent I'll never have, but I do enjoy sidewalk chalk with the boys. I know it's not the same but it is so much fun! :)

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    1. I know what you mean. I love drawing on the sidewalk with my kids, even though I'm not very good at it.

      Have a great day!

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  9. So I have been following you for a year now...since the last A-Z April...I love chalk art...I have a friend who does some awesome work at street faires. Happy Wednesday!

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    1. How cool that you know someone who does this! I'd love to watch the process "live."

      I'm so glad we met last year! It's been great getting to know you. Have a wonderful day!

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  10. Love this answer- new follower! I myself just got involved in glass art, and I love it. Art's so relaxing, don't you think? ;)

    my blog: morgankatz505.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I love art too, but the only form I practice is writing. It is relaxing, though—most of the time!

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    1. Yes, and the artists who work with it are pretty amazing, too. :)

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  12. My chalk art falls within the realm of sun, flowers, and scrawled ABC's. I've seen pictures of this man's work before and they just amaze me. How can someone picture something like that in their head and then translate it to the pavement? What a gift! Thanks for a good reason to smile. Creativity is inspiring! :-)

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    1. Yes, it really is a gift—and it's definitely inspiring!

      Hope you're having a great day. ☺

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  13. At first glance I couldn't believe that image wasn't three dimensional. That is an amazing talented artist.

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    1. He certainly is. My favorite of all of them is the butterfly. It's just amazing!

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  14. Hi, Dana! Chalk art is incredible. I used to love drawing with sidewalk chalk, but my drawings looked nothing like that!!! I drew flowers and hopscotch, lol.

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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    1. Sounds like the things I used to draw—and still draw with my kids!

      Happy Wednesday. ☺

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  15. I love 3D chalk art - I wish this kind of stuff was around for the chalk scene in Mary Poppins - would have made the entire scene even more trippy :P

    Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom
    www.mithrilwisdom.com

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    1. You're so right! That would have been really great.

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  16. Amazing talent ... and then it can be gone with a few drop of rain. Creative choice for the letter C.

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    1. Thanks, Melissa. It's too bad these creations lack permanence.

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  17. I love chalk art. Very talented bunch.

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  18. That is so cool! I wish I had neat chalk abilities :D

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  19. Wouldn't you love to have him as a HopScotch partner? Think about it! Your're challengers would drop in pits, fall through cracks and be eaten by creatures with pinchers. Bwaaaahaha!!! Todays Haku would make a great piece of sidewalk art....even in stick figures. Good job for the Letter 'C'.
    Sue~CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

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    1. LOL That would be awesome! Great idea!

      Thanks—and thanks, too, for taking a look at my haiku. :)

      Happy Wednesday. ☺

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  20. I've always wanted to do a sidewalk chalk arts festival. We have a really great one here in Salt Lake every year, but I haven't ever applied.

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    1. You should! You're a wonderful artist! I always enjoy the work you post.

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  21. I would love to see one of these. I'm trying to talk the art department at our school into doing one in the hallway at school.

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    1. That would be amazing! Would it be a wall mural?

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  22. What IS it with talented people!?
    My art haiku:

    Sidewalk artists rule
    I can't draw on Etch-A-Sketch
    Godzilla attack!!!!

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    1. Fabulous—especially the last line! Keep 'em coming, Al. ;)

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  23. love this guy! I've seen his work before and am in awe! Have a great day!

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  24. Awesome! I tried doing some 3D art with my son's chalk, but nope. I don't have the talent!

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  25. I can't fathom how he does this. It's completely amazing.

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    1. I've seen some of his "making of" videos. They're fantastic!

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  26. Those chalk artists are amazing, aren't they!

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  27. Yeah, stick figures elude me. That's why I stick to writing. :D

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  28. I am in awe at the chalk art. Wonderful!

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    1. I'm amazed by how creative Beever is!

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  29. I really like your A to Z theme! Chalk art is amazing. I always feel a bit dismayed though because it's never going to last when it's on a pavement like that :)

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    1. Thanks, Trisha! Yes, I get sad about that, too. A picture is good, but after doing all that work, I would think it's probably not quite the same.

      Thanks for dropping by! ☺

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  30. This is so cool! What a talented man! Thanks for sharing!
    until next time...nel

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  31. I messed up a paint by numbers thing today and its still the best piece of art work I've ever created. I am so beyond jealous of his talent but, at the same time, I feel blessed that I even get to witness something that amazing.

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    1. You're right: being able to see his creations really is a blessing.

      Have a happy Thursday!

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  32. I adore that 3D art but isn't it a shame that it's produced in chalk on pavements. It should be in art galleries. Such talent!

    Rosalind Adam is Writing in the Rain

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    1. I agree! It's so sad to see the rain wash away something that took such effort and talent.

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  33. It is amazing! I have seen the pictures but never seen any chalk art on a pavement.

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    1. I've never seen it in person either, but I would love to have the chance someday!

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  34. This is fun! We did chalk art on the weekend when the grandkids visited!

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    1. Fun! My kids and I have a great time with that! It's supposed to warm up a little this weekend, so maybe we can get out there and draw. ☺

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  35. That sidewalk art is amazing. I'm sure if I saw any in real life, I would have to walk around it not only out of respect, but also out of fear it really IS a hole (or whatever abyss).

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    1. LOL I'm quite sure I would do the same thing!

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  36. I want to do a huge chalk doodle

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    1. I think I may actually be doing one of those this weekend. The weather's nice, and the kids want to get outside.

      Have a nice weekend.

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