Thursday, April 11, 2013

Doodle 254 - Eeep!

OK last Sunday I spotted an ad on the paper for an event in my side of town, I am eager to get to know my new community, so when I learned they were hosting a sidewalk chalk art competition open to anybody, well I was sooo excited I contacted the person in charge right away.

She let me know then that they had ran out of spots, but that the demand was so high this year, that she was trying to figure out a way to fit more entries in. I happily put in an application, thanked her and let her know I would be delighted to participate if any new spots opened.

Today she e-mailed me and let me know she had a spot for me if I wanted it, and well I jumped in at the chance.

I really hadn't done much work with my initial sketch, so today I quickly went and clumsily cleaned up the sketch, this means I scanned it, enlarged it, printed it, took it over to my light table, made changes, inked it fast, re-scanned it, laid it on a grid, printed it yet again, and then started to lay down some colors.

On the mean time I sent Andrei for chalk after his work was done for the day and we got some foam tiles to sit/kneel on while we work outside. It should be hot and it is only the two of us working on this, our friends are either participating at other events or out of town, but we will persevere.

If you live in the area and stop by Spring Fever in The Garden this Saturday you will probably see us there battling the heat and the pavement, so do say hi and don't worry if we seem to be bickering over something like: laying down the grid, choices of colors or the ever so popular: "That's NOT the red I had picked", we do it all the time and so far no injuries have been reported hehehe.

And now a quick sample of what I did today:




8 comments:

Moonlup said...

Chalk artwork always amazes me (ever since Mary Poppins as a kid). I'm excited to see what you can do with the medium!

NatalieG said...

Oh how exciting!! (I'm actually bouncing up and down in my office chair, hehe!) I wish we could come (if only we lived in the Orlando area!). Have fun, good luck, and take lots of pictures to share with us! I love your design and I think it is a perfect match to the theme of the event. Sounds like you'll need plenty of water and sunscreen to go along with the chalk!

Nats said...

So very exciting! Good luck, can't wait to see the pictures.

The Couch Potato said...

Awesome! Good luck!

Laura Lynn said...

Oh, I love it! Please take lots of pictures, and write a blog post about it. Can't wait to see how it looks. :)

MichelleH said...

Wow! Very cool! I wish I could come and see it - looking forward to pictures!

Melissa said...

That is so cool!! Can't wait to see photos of the finished project :D

Jan said...

I am so glad that you get to go! Have a great time!