Urban Sand Castles

I have always marveled at beautiful sand castles that have required alot of creativity and work, yet are soon erased by the tide.

I am reminded of those sand castles when I go to the chalk art show at a local festival.  Last year was the first time I “discovered” this interesting event and I’m so glad I did!  It s fun to get to see people actually creating the art, as well as see the finished product.  But last year, the next day when that street had been reopened and I happened to drive down it, I was amazed at how quickly the art was disappearing as cars drove over it.  I give the artists so much credit for being able to create such lovely art, always knowing that it is only temporary.

























































When I was looking at this one, I happened to notice







… that her sketch that she was referencing was laying near-by.  It was interesting to see what she was working toward.

















I happened to notice after I had downloaded these pictures that this one was done by a young lady whom we have known most of her life.  She is a very talented artist, and even better, a really nice person!




















































































Just a box of inanimate objects until they’re in the hands of an artist.









Because the art itself is temporary, I especially like it that photos, mine and others, keep it from ever being entirely gone.

9 Responses to Urban Sand Castles

  1. gigi says:

    I covet the chalk – such a multitude of colour. I want to sit on the sidewalk and draw/

  2. Sandra says:

    Gigi — It DOES look like fun, but it also looks like verrrry hot work! 🙂

  3. Linda says:

    These are just amazing. Thank you for creating a way for me to enjoy them from the comfort of my air conditioned home. 🙂

  4. Sandra says:

    Happy to oblige, Linda! 🙂

  5. carlahoag says:

    Oh, Sandra, I’m so glad you went to the art show-festival-display! I remember how impressed I was last year with your post about it. Each one I see I think that’s my favorite, then I see the next one and it’s my favorite, and so on.

  6. C. Beth says:

    I love these!! It reminds me of cake decorating. I know it’ll be eaten, but the time spent is worth it because people will enjoy looking at it!

  7. Sandra says:

    Carla — I was a little disappointed that this year I wasn’t able to get nearly as many photos of the art because it was so crowded, but I really do like the ones I did get. I’ll try to visit them at a less popular time next year! So glad you enjoyed them with me. 🙂

    Beth — That is such a perfect comparison. If you lived here, I have no doubt that you could complete with the best of them in this chalk art too. You are truly a multi-talented person whom I’m glad I know.

  8. Hilary says:

    These are wonderful. I remember you posting some photos from last year’s art. I especially love the first two and the second set of parrots. The pinwheel is fun too.

  9. Sandra says:

    Thanks for enjoying them with me, Hilary! 🙂

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