After months of wishing I could get a chance to try chalk art in a public space like some of my friends do, the universe granted my wish and I got a phone call from Savannah at Go Savvy inviting me to join a small battle at Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark in Houston. So after getting all the details from her, I decided yes I'd do it. Despite being about 27 weeks pregnant at the time!!! So here's my first ever public chart project and I survived the battle pretty well!!
I'm so glad I went for it. We had two hours to do an original chalk art based on a theme of superheros that inspire us. I was caught between wanting to do Wonder Woman or Sailor Moon, and decided to side step some of the WW hype and do Sailor Moon in a WW crossover outfit. The fandom was contagious! I had a lot of people come talk to me about being Sailor Moon fans - many of them from their teens in the 90s and 2000s when the dubbed original came on after school every day. :) A lot of little kids loved it too and would come sit on the ground and talk to me. We were drawing in a big skate pit so it was semi-upright which was a little awkward for balancing my pregnancy weight but I managed it. I came in second on the chalk art to Armando Castelan and was able to go on to round two where we painted skateboard decks to raffle off. Zachary Miles Alva was also in round 2. I did not win the grand prize from the decks round as I came in second again on the decks, but Armando is so great I'm not even mad!!
I had a lot of people asking if I drew anime a lot, but I really don't outside of helping my students who are manga enthusiasts learn to draw faces. To be honest a couple have been able to help ME which is rad. :) It was my jam in high school though.
They let us keep leftover chalk so I think I will see if I can get permission at work to use it for Open House and take my art students out to draw our school logo and a welcome message on the walkway coming from the parking lot for their parents to see.
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