|Downtown Iowa City|
Erin and the granddaughters and I had a “girls’ day” in Iowa City the other day. Iowa City is the home of The University of Iowa and the Iowa Hawkeyes. It’s a college town, and college towns are famous for showcasing our freedoms of personal expression.
One of the things we did was attend an event called Rock The Chalk. Several streets in downtown Iowa City were blocked off for individuals or teams of 2 or 3 to create chalk art right there on the street.
The granddaughters love chalking and we thought they might like seeing some chalk art. We were hoping they would maybe get a chance to chalk for themselves.
This guy drew his company logo. There were several business and non-profit chalk art advertisements.
This young man created a chalk portrait of his nephew. At first it almost looked like a photograph.
And this one was a self portrait. (I have no idea if it really looks like that guy or not! I just liked the colors in it.)
The fish (bass???) and hawk were so cool. Every serious artist had a small grid-drawing of the piece they were creating in chalk.
|Blue Hummingbird Chalk Art|
Above is a Zentangle. The creators were part of a Iowa City park and rec Zentangle Art Club. They were impressed that I knew their creation was a Zentangle. They invited me to join them on Friday mornings!
The People's Choice was this puppy-dog curled up for a nap. His hair looked so realistic!
Of course, these two are my favorite artists. The community art square was a hit with all the kids. Many of the creations by the little kids mimicked what they'd seen. It was cool knowing they were inspired by the art they saw.
We had a great time! Rock the chalk indeed. Thanks Iowa City!
Go ahead. Step out in your community. You never know what you might find!
Until next time,
Be Good to Yourself,