I’m artsy and my daughter’s artsy. I’m trying to help develop her technique. I admit my formal training is limited in certain disciplines. For example: painting. My painting instruction is limited to the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. Before you laugh, I know I can’t be the only one making happy trees.
Messy work but came out pretty decent for a first try.
As the only girl in my generation in my family, it wasn’t often I could get my brother or cousins to play hopscotch with me. It was more likely I would play skully or one of a million games of freeze tag, hide ‘n’ seek, or hot peas and butter with them. So I spent most of my moments with that hopscotch piece of chalk drawing masterpieces on black pavement. It was WAY better than drawing on my small chalkboard at home. Outside, my pictures could stretch forever and be admired by anyone who happened to walk by.
Now I share that with my little artist daughter every summer. We take our bucket of sidewalk chalk and draw hearts and flowers in front of our house. Sometimes my nephews (even the 12 year old one) will join us as we do out part to beautify the world.
City-Bowery by Art by Iris
Decorative Swirl Tee by Kimmchi
P.S. You can learn more about sidewalk games at Streetplay.com.