Monday, September 27, 2010

I heart faces: Chalk

I love sidewalk chalk.
When we lived in Washington State, we lived on a cul-de-sac,
so the girls would spend hours with their friends creating HUGE chalk murals.
Sometimes it was random, but two of my favorite masterpieces were 
the under the sea themed "fish bowl" culdesac
and the totally play-able monopoly board.

We've moved away, but our friends and fellow artists are still at it 
as witnessed FROM SPACE on google earth!
(Jody, have you seen that?)
I was looking up our old house and sure enough, I could see giant flowers all up and down the street.
We live on a far busier road, so we aren't able to create the same kind of masterpieces anymore.
Even in our own driveway we have to be careful because people like to use my house as a place to turn their cars around.
Some lady nearly ran over my daughter one day!!

However, the sidewalk is still pretty safe... thus the name sidewalk chalk, huh?

This is my beautiful niece, Avery, creating a game of hopscotch on the sidewalk.
Isn't she cute?
  I don't miss summer yet, but I do miss her.

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Alita said...

This is such a sweet shot Colleen. I love the light and the smile you captured. perfect!

I bet you are dying to move back out to Washington, eh? Heck I'd like to move out there, too. :)

Marvett Smith said...

What a sweet smile! Great entry!

P.S.- I'm so jealous that you got to meet The Pioneer Woman. How cool is that!!!

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

I love children playing with sidewalk chalk and making masterpieces. As long as I don't have to do it. It's my fundamental laziness, see?

Jess said...

Beautiful back-lighting. She is adorable!

Leslie said...

well we know already that i am biased since she is mine!!! but this is a really great picture and before long you will be back on your old street making far more art

Grammie/Mom said...

I saw the flowers!! Very artistic children! I'm including Avery too.

Ashley Sisk said...

What a sweet shot!

sls said...

Such a pretty girl! Great photo!
Thanks for stopping by my blah'g (as I call it) & following!

lisaschaos said...

I would love to see the flowered street from space! how cool is that?! The grandkids and I always dig out the chalk too. :)

Karli said...

I miss summer already! *sniff* What a gorgeous shot! The lighting is so beautiful and is TOTALLY summer! Gorgeous! :-)

Jientje said...

What a sweet face, she's lovely. I love the light you captured there, beautiful!