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Budding Chalk Artist


This is a series of impressions from our annual Farm Day in Michigan on August 9th.

The sky is the limit when your canvas is the driveway.



Budding Chalk Artist


This is a series of impressions from our annual Farm Day in Michigan on August 9th.

The sky is the limit when your canvas is the driveway.



comments (37)

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 9 Sep 2008, 00:46
Perfect title and description. Yes - these are definitely the markings of a budding artist. Love the subtle processing.
Ginnie Hart: Don't we just love to see children play! It's such an important part of their maturation!
  • Hamilton
  • United States
  • 9 Sep 2008, 00:59
Somehow I always think of rain every time I see chalk art on driveways... Let it rain, let it rain, wash away, wash away!!! wink
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Hamilton! And that's when I realize how much their work is a work of love, more so, perhaps, than any other kind of art form!
  • Ada
  • a very dark room
  • 9 Sep 2008, 01:00
smile...That is so cute. This artist is definitely going places. Feels like I can reach out and grap a chalk..Yes Ginnie, it's that sharp.
Ginnie Hart: Grab any chalk you want, Ada, and start drawing. I think little Audrey would be delighted! smile
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 9 Sep 2008, 01:27
A star is born
Ginnie Hart: AUDREY: Chalk Artist. Yes, you're right, Vintage. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 9 Sep 2008, 03:11
I love this and your sentiments. Let's draw!
Ginnie Hart: I just had a vision of all us SCers having a sidewalk chalk party. Can you imagine what we'd come up with, Kathryn?! smile
  • Rian
  • Alabama
  • 9 Sep 2008, 03:12
in the pavement's cool, the walls.. not so cool.. grin my compliments to the artist.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Right! I think she knows the rules by now. grin Thanks, Rian.
Oh good his photograph of Ginnie. My imagination flew to childhood, previously I liked drew in the wall of the house. In implement Indonesian wrote available in this photograph, named the "KAPUR". Regards From Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: So you were one of those who drew on the wall?! Uh-oh! Oh well. At least you have happy memories! Thanks, Bram.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Sep 2008, 03:38
Banished for ever from the polite environment of the classroom, Chalk has found a new place to express itself...

Great post today, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Ray. This was one of the first "tools" we bought for grandson Nicholas as he was "budding" into boyhood. G'ma loved it, too. grin
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Sep 2008, 05:37
Stoepkrijt......this picture took me back to my childhood, no driveway at my house, not even a car, but fun for 10 with a precious little piece of stoepkrijt (side-walk-chalk) in the middle of the street, I see you have a little Rembrandt in your family, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rembrandt
Thanks lieve Ginnie voor deze mooie herinnering, you master these 'simple' stunning pictures as the best, while writing these words I still have the pictures in my head seeing my friends and me draw on the street, little cars in that time, so we never were run over, we even played hide and seek with the stoepkrijt, just putting arrows on the sidewalks.
Ginnie Hart: I love that something so simple as this image can bring back happy memories for almost all of us. Oh, to be Children again! Something to strive for, I guess! Ontzettend bedankt!
I like the freedom of expression aspect of this clear interesting image, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: If our kids don't learn this freedom of expression, who ever will, Michael! Thanks.
ah! la marelle, superbe!
tu as une qualité dans tes couleurs que j'envie!
Ginnie Hart: You are always so complimentary, O-P. Merci.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Sep 2008, 06:53
Oh yes, I remember, remember..., mostly as children we have drawn a kind of little jump play on the driveway: Hinkelkästchen/Himmel und Hölle ("Heaven and sky" was the name of the jump-play). Andreas can already write his name!Fine! I would be interested to see the whole figure with a star drawn by him!
Ginnie Hart: We called that hop-scotch, Philine, and played that often as kids. But I don't remember drawing like this? This kind of chalk was one of the first things we bought for grandson Nicholas after he was born 8 years ago. He still loves to draw on the driveway to this day! Here's a photo of the full image:
http://picasaweb.google.com/ginnie.hart/FarmDay2008TheTribe#5239640588495263922
Nice composition, Ginnie. I like the idea.
Ginnie Hart: Kids can be so fun, Chad. smile Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Sep 2008, 07:29
Wow Ginnie those legs look just like mine....Never endinggringrin
Simple but effective and bringing memories of all kinds to all us on SC.
Lovely mijn vriendsmile
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Tracy. You had me on the floor! Actually, when you look at the full drawing, you'll see the legs are actually pretty short. grin
http://picasaweb.google.com/ginnie.hart/FarmDay2008TheTribe#5239640588495263922
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 9 Sep 2008, 07:55
This reminds me of when the kids were younger. They had so much fun with chalk out in the driveway.
Well capture Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Frida. I have a feeling we're all remembering! smile Thanks.
Delightful. You never grow out of chalk!
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Bill. May we always be Childlike!
Interesting capture smile
Ginnie Hart: Uh-oh. There he goes again! smile
Lovely picture, leaves one to imagine the fun time children have playing with simple things. Beautiful composition, leaves a nice feeling.
Ginnie Hart: I guess we all need to be reminded of what it is to be Childlike, John! Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Sep 2008, 14:43
Oh, Ginnie, thank you very much for the full image of Nicholas- wonderful with the lovely curls and so many other details! With which ideas such a head of such a child may be obsessed! Heerlijk! Sometimes I would like to be a child again (ein Kind möchte man sein)! I would be curious what for a name "Audr..." Nicholas has written! Perhaps has he een kleine vriendrin and has drawn her?
Ginnie Hart: Oh, I didn't mean to confuse you, Philine. Audrey is the artist, not Nicholas. She is Nicholas' cousin who is a couple of years younger and she drew this at Farm Day in Michigan. But what I meant to say is that after Nicholas was born, we bought chalk for him like this as one of our first gifts to him. He continues to draw with chalk on our driveway here in Atlanta, even at age 8.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 9 Sep 2008, 15:00
Hi Ginnie, you have a heart vor kids ;-) Like the lines and hue
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Klaus, you are right. Truth be known, I am trying to find the childhood I never had growing up. I'm finding it through my grandson and his cousins! Thank you!
well done gin grin

simple never looked so good
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, DrAW! It makes me realize how Childlike I long to be!
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 9 Sep 2008, 16:46
I like your description with this. A child's world. Seemingly so uncomplicated and yet not...

Wonderful capture.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Sherri. I'm really trying to become Childlike again...or maybe for the first time. I never really had a childhood! Did you???
I like this one. good story telling shot. Art by kids will always hv so much imagination... grt to discus to them abt their drawing.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Sarthak. So right! smile
Memories from the old days...
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Wim. For sure. smile
  • xavi
  • Spain
  • 9 Sep 2008, 19:59
wonderful
Ginnie Hart: smile Thanks, Xavi.
  • Ilger.nl
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Sep 2008, 20:55
Don't know why but like this photo very much, not only because of the sentiment but I think it's the perspective and the simplicity.
Ginnie Hart: Oh to be Childlike again, Ilger! That's what calls to me from this "simplicity."
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 9 Sep 2008, 22:15
You and the kids made a beautiful work.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, I like being grouped with the kids, Carsten. smile
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 9 Sep 2008, 23:13
I couldn't have said it better myself, Ginnie. Your family is lucky to have you in their life.
Ginnie Hart: You have deeply humbled me, Larry, and have made my day. Thank you.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 9 Sep 2008, 23:14
Pictures and our hopscotch plan. Boy! I havn't thought about that for years.
Thanks for the memories and thanks to the digital ages you can beautifully capture these memories for the budding artist
Ginnie Hart: I love it, Aussie. These kids will grow up with all their memories digitalized. What a treat!
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 10 Sep 2008, 11:24
freedom!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Arash! smile
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 10 Sep 2008, 12:37
'Audrey' is so sweet.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ruth, she is! smile
  • Cliff
  • Germany
  • 10 Sep 2008, 12:57
Nice shot. I like the composition and the decent colours.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cliff, for stopping by and commenting!
  • P.J.
  • United States
  • 10 Sep 2008, 18:56
'Tis a shame that these pieces of art eventually get washed away though, eh?
Ginnie Hart: That's true for all chalk artists, PJ, which possibly makes their art the most pure??
  • claire
  • Canada
  • 10 Sep 2008, 22:51
great find Ginnie! i used to do that when i was a kid. ahhh, the memories. smile
Ginnie Hart: I think it does us all good to remember such special childhood memories, Claire. Thanks for sharing.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 11 Sep 2008, 10:25
Give my congrats to Andrea, that special Artist who can turn ugly driveways into beautiful canvas smile
Ginnie Hart: Andrea is actually Audrey, Lina, but she would be delighted with your comment nonetheless! Thank you.
Childhood remember - I love -once again- the old colourtones !
Ginnie Hart: Oh, to be children again! (Well, maybe sometimes!)
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Sep 2008, 13:40
this is cool, love the imterence of a child at work here. Lovely shot Ginnie. mal
Ginnie Hart: It reminds me of how I need to get out the chalk and crayons from time to time, Mal! Thanks.

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