June 15, 2020 | kasarak
Art is a line around your thoughts. --Gustav Klimt
The crazy nature of life can sometimes make it difficult to harness how we're thinking and feeling. Art can be a cathartic way of trying to make sense of what feels hard in life. But art and expressing oneself needn't be fussy. Grab that bucket of sidewalk chalk, take a deep breath of the fresh air, and let the driveway and sidewalk be your canvas.
Need some inspiration? Take a peek below.
Similar to the mosaics created by the Romans, use painter's tape to create a mosaic of your own.
Chalk doesn't just come in stick form anymore: check out Spray Chalk paint! Make various stencils out of sturdy cardboard to spray and decorate your outside surfaces.
It turns out that cornstarch makes a remarkable sidewalk chalk paint. Who knew! Find the recipe here and grab a brush!
Working with an abundance of energy? Maybe it's time for an obstacle course.
A treasure trove of lettering styles and decorative elements, this handy reference offers an abundance of eye-catching alphabets, numerals, ribbons, borders, flowers, banners, and other easy-to-trace embellishments. With this guide, it's easy to add a personal touch--humorous, dramatic, or romantic--to any handwritten message or meditative journal.
Hundreds of ornaments, all of them hand-drawn by the author, include dozens of alphabets and numerals. You'll also find frames, flourishes, and corner designs that provide pages with a stylish finishing touch. Decorative motifs range from arrows, hearts, and stars to leaves, blossoms, and wreaths. A wealth of fanciful graphics for special occasions includes designs for birthdays, weddings, holidays, and all four seasons. Calligraphers, crafters, and illustrators as well as anyone who wants to add a bit of pizzazz to their writing will prize this imaginative source of inspiration.
Prepare for the cutest world tour ever with Kawaii Doodle Cuties! YouTube celebrity artist Pic Candle will show you how to draw kawaii characters from every stop on the map! The Japanese word kawaii translates to "cute," and this how-to book is chock-full of super-adorable images from your favorite spots around the globe. From animals and nature to fashion and food, you will learn to draw cute artwork from countries all over the world! Learn how to draw a cute Eiffel Tower and kawaii macarons from Paris. Master how to draw natural beauty like Holland's stunning tulips and monuments like the Taj Mahal in India. Or sketch fashion fun with a cute K-pop skirt from South Korea or a kimono from Japan. The simple, step-by-step illustrations and instructions make drawing these characters perfect for beginner artists or anyone who wants to add a heaping spoonful of cute to their art.
Amelia Bedelia's mother is feeling blue, so she decides to head to town for lunch and a little shopping. Amelia Bedelia is having a playdate of her own, and she decides to make her mom feel better. How? By covering the driveway, house, and garage with colorful chalk pictures. Amelia Bedelia and her friends draw everything her mom loves best, including flowers, shops, and a happy portrait. The result? Well, chalk one up for Amelia Bedelia! Those beautiful chalk pictures are a gift Amelia Bedelia's mother will never, ever forget. Amelia Bedelia discovers that a little kindness can go a long way in this funny and easy-to-read book that is just right for beginning readers.
Letter matching, mini golf, target practice, even the long jump--here are 101 sidewalk chalk ideas to keep you from running out of inspiration.
Many are choosing to spend more time outside, so leaving a string of inspirational messages and encouragement on the sidewalk can be great way to fill someone's heart. Check out the hashtag #chalkyourwalk for ideas.
Head back to the 62 Days of Summer home page for more ways to participate in the summer program!