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Didsbury Chalk Art 2018

This past weekend I was up in Didsbury making more chalk art. I initially planned on doing something dinosaur related, but then I thought of a pun… I could not resist. There were a few chuckles and a few groans. This was a 10×10 foot piece. The speech bubbles and lettering took much longer than I had imagined, but I still managed to finish it. This was a two day event for me. I would lay down some colour, and then smudge/press it into the asphalt using bits of an old leather glove. (saved my fingers) The wind slowed us down a bit because it kept blowing the chalk dust away before we could smudge it.

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Wide Skies Music & Art Festival 2018

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The Wide Skies event happened July 31st, and I’ve been meaning to post the pictures since. Eric Dyck and I were the featured chalk artists. They also had musicians and a craft faire around the corner. We prepped the sidewalk in the morning and started chalking about noon. I was pretty lucky, my patch was between two trees, so I had cool shade for most of the day. All around us we had prepped spots for the public to draw their own chalk art. We ran out of room very quickly and had to keep expanding the prepped area. There are some fantastic young artists that joined in.

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I took the pictures at about 7:30. We wound down and packed up around 8:00. There were some grey clouds blowing in, and we felt a drop or two.

Eric went back a couple hours later and it was all gone.

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Graphic Recording – John von Neumann

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Todays graphic recording comes from another episode from Stuff You Missed In History Class. The topic: John von Neumann.

I was 3/4 of the way through the podcast when I realized I was listening at 1.5 speed. I do that when I am trying to catch up on my podcast feed, but I didn’t mean to do it while doing the graphic recording. I was still able to keep up. Probably great for speed practice, but I don’t think I’ll make it a habit.

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Graphic Recording – Frederic Tudor

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More graphic recording practice. Today’s poscast is from Stuff You Missed In History Class with their episode about Frederic Tudor the Ice King.

Due to the fairly straight-forward linear narration of historical recounts I decided to break this one up into panels like a comic page.

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Green-Beard Genes

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I did another podcast graphic recording. This is also from Stuff To Blow Your Mind. (I’m way behind on my podcast feed so the episodes I do are going to be somewhat old until I catch up.) This episode is about “Green-Beard Genes”. If you are intrigued go look up the podcast! I highly recommend them. howstuffworks.com is the mothership of many great podcasts.

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Shared False Memories

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Clipart is going to be on hold for a little bit. For the next few weeks I will be doing “graphic recording” to build up a bit of a portfolio so that when people ask “what is graphic recording” I will have some examples to better explain it.

I will be using podcasts as my source. Today is an episode from “Stuff To Blow Your Mind” called “Shared False Memories and the Mandela Effect”

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Medicine Hat Chalk Art 2017

Medicine Hat Sunshine Chalk Art Festival. image captured by Beveridge Landmark Events

Eric Dyck and I made the trip out to Medicine Hat again this year for the Sunshine Chalk Art Festival. There were a lot of great artists there; not just the featured artists, but the participating public too! I couldn’t resist doing a cute dinosaur theme again. Last year I did a 4×6 ft square, this year I took a full 10×10 ft square. The base colour is a washable paint (tempra I believe) and we started painting Saturday morning around 9:30 when it was dry. I finished the orange and green dinos by noon, but the pink one took me all afternoon because of the heat. I had to keep taking breaks in the shade. Eric and I decided to get started nice and early the next morning so we could get at much done as possible before the sun became too unbearable. I think it was 11:00 when I finished it off the yellow dino. After that I chatted with the people that came by, and I took requests from kids. All-in-all I think everyone had a lot of fun. I know I did!

Beveridge Landmark Events captured this image from the 3rd floor of the building I was working in front of. (IG/Twitter: @thebeveridgemh FB: /beveridgelandmarkevents)

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Talk Like A Pirate 2016

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Happy “International Talk Like A Pirate Day” everyone!

Working chalk on a chalkboard is completely different from working on concrete or pavement. Smudging doesn’t work well at all, it just wipes right off, even if you are verrry gentle.

Did you know that I made two official “Talk Like A Pirate” games? This one was in 2010. It is great if you can get 4 people around a single computer. Also this one from 2011. I kinda want to remake it because¬†I didn’t have time to add everything that I wanted to add.

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Chalkboards!

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So some while back I managed to get my hands on a pair of chalk boards. They were attached to metal stands. I was using one as a giant to-do list and note pad. Thanks to a friend (Dave Heninger of Heninger Woodworks) that helped me build some frames/supports, I now have them both mounted on the wall. I don’t have any drawings to show you yet, but I am itching to use the vibrant conte chalk left over from the Medicine Hat Chalk Art Festival. When I do, I will be sure to take some pictures, with the knowledge in the back of my mind that I will just be erasing it later. (if you can’t handle seeing your artwork disappear then chalk isn’t the medium for you!