Silver Lining: Chalk the Block

September 19, 2014

Chalk the Block

We've been having a couple of major sick days around here. Being sick with a baby is kind of the worst because they want to get up and play while you just want to sleep, and also because no matter how careful you are, you are positive that you are infecting them. It's also kind of the best though, because they are so cute and smiley when you are feeling distinctly not cute or smile-worthy.

While we're sitting around in our jammies watching movies today, I wanted to share a few pictures from last weekend. We went to Chalk the Block, where local artists "purchase" a parking stall and unleash their creativity on it. There were Disney montages, recreations of famous works of art, and even a few creative ads for local businesses, all done in chalk.

This year my amazingly talented sister-in-law, Ellie, participated. Hers was the darling Frozen montage. It was a total hit, and you could hear little kids everywhere saying "Mom, let's go back to the Frozen one!"
I often wish I was an artist. My creativity came in the form of writing and music. I would love to be naturally creative as a dancer or as a visual artist, but alas. I guess I'll just have to stick to photographing the real artists :)

We ran into my family at Chalk the Block, and it was so fun seeing them. It's starting to sink in that we might not always get to live half an hour away from my family, and that's a very sad realization for me. (Because we live in a world of disclaimers: I realize Claire is not buckled into her stroller here. We had just barely set her in when we took this picture, and we buckled it before we started walking again.)

We look forward to Chalk the Block every year, and it was especially great seeing Ellie's artwork this year! The only bad part of the night was getting a flat tire. We have had the WORST luck with our tires this year. But even so, a ton of people stopped and asked if we needed help, and I was yet again reminded that we live in such a great place.

Did you go to Chalk the Block?
Which ones were your favorites?
And don't they look so cool?


  1. Chalk the Block looks like a fun little event, and great for showcasing artists. Love your sister-in-law's Frozen one, so good, as are the others you featured too.
    Bits & Bobs

    1. It is seriously awesome. See if there's one in your area. I know they have them all over, worldwide. It's fun to go, and kind of inspiring because the medium is so easy - sidewalk chalk.

  2. so neat! why have i never been?

    and as a side note: that last picture of you and claire made me SO SO SO excited to have a baby. can it pleaaaassseee be january already?

    1. I am really excited for you too! As in, sometimes I think about the long and cold winter ahead, and I'm like meh. But then I think Elisabeth is having a baby, so I can see cute pictures! And things get a lot better.

  3. Replies
    1. These pictures don't even do it justice. It's so awesome in real life.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...