Monday, September 19, 2011

A lesson relearned at the Cleveland Museum of Art.....

Remember back in ‘09 when I had a random Batman riding a motorcycle sighting and I said it taught me to take a camera with me wherever I went? Well, I relearned that lesson yesterday. I went  with a friend to the 2011 Chalk Festival at the Cleveland Museum of Art and we had a wonderful time; but I wish I’d lugged a real camera with me.
[I only had the camera on my phone]

Highlights of the day…. (1)Swing dancing in the grass with a college kid named Gerry to Cats on Holiday [great local band I love] (2) Even though there were HUNDREDS of people there, we randomly ran in to one of my best friends and his girlfriend (3) Talking a policeman into posing for me in a really funny way [not publishing that one] and (4) Standing around speculating whether or not we were [as innocent gawking bystanders] adding power to the demon summoning circle that was obviously going to call up something nasty from the underworld as soon as the moon came up …. [see the second photo]
Cleveland Museum of Art Chalk Festival 2011
Cleveland Museum of Art Chalk Festival 2011
Cleveland Museum of Art Chalk Festival 2011
Rachael Resnick was gracious enough to model her chalky hand
Cleveland Museum of Art Chalk Festival 2011
Cleveland Museum of Art Chalk Festival 2011
...woke up to rain today and was sad that all that beauty was so fleeting....but kinda glad about the demons........

15 comments:

Johanna Harness said...

Gorgeous! I'm a fool for chalk art and sand sculptures. Art thumbing its nose at permanence: what could be better?

Karen from Mentor said...

I know Johanna. Really enjoyed all the people -artists and amateurs - taking time to pour out a little piece of their soul onto the ground for people to enjoy ....knowing all the while that it was going to be washed away. love the idea, loved the event.

AstonWest said...

I saw the title to this in my blogroll, and thought for sure you'd done something to the David statue you weren't supposed to...

Glad it was tamer...though try to keep the demons away a little more.

Karen from Mentor said...

I have been to the CMA with people who have leaned in too far and set off an alarm. But personally I've never been kicked out.

[but they didn't see a group of us sliding down the banisters that led to the bathroom yesterday....]

shhhhhhhhhhh

Karen from Mentor said...

Oh and Aston, just fyi --demons are Laura's job.

[she has an outfit and everything]

KjM said...

I'm with Johanna...well not really "with" as such...you know what I mean...with the whole "impermanence" thing.

And the demons.

It all looks like you had fun. Never a bad thing.

AstonWest said...

Well, an outfit is important in that line of work...showmanship and all that.

Karen from Mentor said...

true, true.... and you can write a pair of kick ass boots a month off on your taxes.
Pretty sure wear and tear on leather is filed under Demons:Banishing of [section 2] on the IRS long form

Karen from Mentor said...

We had a blast kevin. I even behaved myself for the most part. My friend didn't have to tell me even once to climb down off of any of the outdoor statues. Although I did hug a really big willow tree over by the pond and she had to pretend she didn't know me for a little while....

estrella05azul said...

Those are so pretty, glad you had such a great time, honey! *wishes for chalk festivals held here as well*

Karen from Mentor said...

You could start a trend Estrella!

I've sat down outside and started drawing with sidewalk chalk and never had any trouble coaxing people to join me. Kids and adults. Always had fun. And some great conversations can take place around the subject of "do I want my unicorn to be pink or purple..."

Sidewalk chalk in the summer is the equivalent to building a snowman in the winter for me. Usually draws an audience, and sometimes they play too.

win/win

*hugs you*

Brian Miller said...

oh wow these are really cool....we used to have a chalk day when i was in school and some amazing artist out there...i like the walrus...and that iguana is tight...

Karen from Mentor said...

The bearded dragon stopped me in my tracks. He looks just like the one my daughter had until just recently. AND ohmygosh who doesn't love a walrus in a hat?

Thanks for stopping in Brian.
:0)

Laura Eno said...

Gorgeous pictures! Too bad the rain took them out. All that work, washed down the drains to the Underworld for THEM to enjoy...

Karen from Mentor said...

THEM.... yes.

Fun thing about the demon summoning photo, I'm doing a guest spot for #amwriting in October and Johanna requires art for the story. Gonna use the second one.... my story is tentatively titled "I double demon dare you...."

hee hee hee

*smooches laura, gives her a cookie*