Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Purple Man and His Fish

Yesterday morning, I decided at the last minute to sign up for the First Annual Chalk-A-Walk competition downtown. Some fellow artists organized the event as a fundraiser for a gallery they are planning on opening.
Thankfully my sister and a friend agreed to be my teammates on short notice. Since we had a late start, we spent a few minutes trying to make some sort of plan for our square but eventually just decided to start drawing. This is what we came up with.

By the end of the day, we had a few other people help out with the fish so I was able to spend most of my time on the man's face. I had so much fun spending all day outside coloring and being a part of our small town community. And my fingertips are only a little bit purple today.


  1. You must have had some very thin chalk to draw so precisely. Did you have to sharpen it?

  2. And, didn't you win? I know you also got a lot of publicity from it as well as to how awesome of an artist you are from facebook and other stuff. I went around and tagged you compulsively and adding things like "the artist is Jodi Olthouse" who is awesome.

  3. I had fat chalk and I brought some skinny pastels for the details.
    And I did win! Sort of... I tied with a couple high school girls, but the whole judging thing was weird. It's a long story.

  4. This is beautiful. Of course by beauty I mean the thing you get when the good and the true combine. Aww... look at all the little fishies!

  5. Jodi, I absolutely love this. Love, love, love. Bravo.