Monday, June 6, 2022

May Family Fun Day

May Family Fun Day in Washington Township

May 14, 2021

I was asked to do some chalk art for the Family Fun Day at the Washington Township Rec Plex. Since I'm now an employee I had to clock in at the beginning of the day and clock out at the end of the day. I decided that the simplest thing to do was the logo for the event. The other thing is that I had to have them purchase all my supplies for me. I couldn't bring anything of my own.
I thought I should paint part of it to make it a little more permanent. I'm not sure that it was necessary. I started by painting the outlines and then filling in with chalk. I was able to finish my chalk art in the morning, particularly since I had another staff member helping me. After this all I had to do was sit and watch for the rest of the day!
We had a chalking area for everyone around my chalk design. My plan was to have cut outs of the figures at the bottom of the logo for people to trace and fill in. Most people decided to do their own designs. But that was OK and made for a lot of nice chalk art in the parking lot around me.
Unfortunately the event wasn't well attended, but those who did attend had a great time! 
It did rain later that evening and by the next day all that was left was the painted portion of the design. This part stayed there for weeks and weeks afterward.



Friday, November 5, 2021

Halloween 2021

 Halloween 2021

My final chalk art design for the year is usually Halloween. This year it rained right up to the day of Trick or Treat. I knew I wouldn't have very much time to complete my design, so I decided to do something simple. I was going to just do the words "Trick or Treat" up the side of the drive way. I was finished with this in about 15 minutes, so I decided to do more. I thought about a pumpkin, but I didn't want to do the same thing as last year. I thought about a black cat. I settled on a haunted house. This is one of the few times that I've done a design off the top of my head, with no design ahead of time. I sketched it out in white chalk first and then dug in. It took me about an hour to complete, or maybe a little more after adding all the details. I was so limited on time that I forgot to take process pictures this time. I didn't do a background which saved some time too. It came out pretty good if I don't say so myself. I think that it was popular with the neighborhood kids and with my grand kids too.

It was difficult to get a picture of both of the chalk designs.

My grandson is telling us about the colors

My Grand kids all ready for Trick or Treat!