Time to finish our long summer journey (from 2022) and make it home to Florida!
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Since we've got everyone together, let's do a taste test!
Sunday, June 25, 2023
Jumping back a bit in time, last October we were working our way back to Florida in the RV. Stopping in Mississippi we got to visit with family, including my Aunt Kim and Uncle Mark!
Saturday, June 24, 2023
I love to get videos of the "work in progress" to show how a mural comes together.
The first is the Splash Mountain mural by Ruston and I. I'm using a cheap YiLite camera that I picked up on Amazon. I love the camera, but they haven't updated their app in years. I have had to keep an old cracked iPhone 6 still running a very old version of the IOS around in order to connect to it. This phone must never be updated!
Seeing as how there's now 2 teams participating, of course I had to have a second camera running to pick up Theresa, Ian, and Alli as they drew the National Park Service emblem. Despite being plugged into a battery pack, the GoPro decided to quit after an hour, so most of this video is from the wide angle shot of the YiLite camera.
And since it's a wide angle shot, I also happened to get a time lapse of my chalk neighbor KDaze Karla Navarro. Not the best video, but still fun to watch.
Friday, June 23, 2023
Fair warning, the Pasadena Chalk Festival has previously made the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest chalk festival in the world. By my count, this year there were 170+ artists drawing, so this page is going to be really really long. I won't be commenting much.
The day after the chalk festival, Monday morning, the sky was overcast and the crowds were gone. I got up early to visit the festival grounds before everything is cleaned up. With no weird shadows and no crowds, I was able to meander through all the murals, taking pictures as I went. I think I got them all, and where possible I included the artist's name.
Thursday, June 22, 2023
We're having a blast at the Pasadena Chalk Festival! We've been so busy though getting our own murals completed that we haven't had much time to go around and see everyone else's chalk art!
Monday, June 19, 2023
It's late at night, but I wanted to get a post up about the Pasadena Chalk Festival and our awesome time there. This year we have two murals! Ruston and I are doing the poster for Splash Mountain, and Theresa and the kids are promoting the National Park Service by drawing their emblem!
There's plenty of other amazing chalk artists at the festival, but this post is mostly about us. I'll be covering everyone else in a separate write-up.
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Today is the first day of the Pasadena Chalk Festival, and like I said before, we've got a few new artists joining us! You must be at least 16 years old to sign up, but... if the lead artist is over 16 anyone can help them! I was trying to think of a good mural for them to do and when I mentioned doing the National Park Emblem Theresa was all for it! The kids were excited too! They'd get to wear their Junior Ranger vests and tell everyone about the National Parks they've visited and encourage people to get outside and explore.
Friday, June 16, 2023
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
It's Wednesday. Isn't it a little early to be drawing for the Pasadena Chalk Festival? Yes, yes it is.
BUT! A couple weeks ago, I got a phone call asking if I'd like to help promote the chalk festival by drawing a mural in front of ABC7 Studios in Los Angeles and show it on Live TV! Definitely!
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
For those who are in the Los Angeles area, or want to watch online, ABC7 LA will be doing a story on the Pasadena Chalk Festival on Wednesday morning (June 14th), Ruston and I, plus many other artists will be drawing murals outside their studio! Tune in 6am-8am where they'll cut away from the news periodically and watch our progress!
For all my friends in the Los Angeles area, the Pasadena Chalk Festival is coming up this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 17th and 18th! Ruston and I will be participating for our eighth year! Come out and see us!
Sunday, June 11, 2023
It's time to hit the road and continue our trek back to Florida. On the way though, we're hitting a few highlights, including getting to visit some family in Mississippi!
Saturday, June 3, 2023
On the road back to Florida there are many paths that we could have taken. There's a special reason though why we picked coming through Arkansas. We had such a good time hunting for crystals at the Wegner Crystal Mine that we just had to come back and do it again!
Friday, June 2, 2023
Theresa has really gotten into working out and lifting weights. To build muscles, protein is essential. Theresa has tried multiple kinds of protein drinks and has never found one she likes. That is, until now!
Theresa - Fairlife has an amazing amount of protein and just tastes like flavored milk! This 150 calorie drink has 30 grams of protein, which is super high.
All the other drinks have that "whey" flavor, but Fairlife is literally just milk. They've separated milk into its components then mixed it back together with more protein and calcium and less sugar and lactose. It's even lactose free, so even more people can drink it! They are also shelf stable and will last for 1 year!
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Another new type of Mountain Dew! Yes! And it's a Baja flavor too! Today we are all trying Baja Mango Gem Mtn Dew!