Chalk

October 5, 2011

Mia Nolting Draws Letters makes me smile. For one dollar, Mia will write your name in chalk and email you a print-quality photo of it before it disappears. She hopes to write enough names to pay off her “outrageous” art school student loan balance.

Her other projects are also very sweet, from her vibrant patterns to her thoughtful lists. My favorite list is titled What I Want More Of, with only two items written: romance and breakfasts.

More romance and breakfasts? I’m in!

Another chalk project that makes me smile. Have you met Dana Tanamachi? I’m floored by her talent, but also by the incredible impermanence of her art, aren’t you?

P.S. — In Denver, we went to a chalk festival.

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1 Damaris October 5, 2011 at 5:41 am

I love Dana Tanamachi, I think her works is just fabulous.

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2 Amanda October 5, 2011 at 6:44 am

oh my word! I love her lists! They are so real, and so beautiful.

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3 Natasha October 5, 2011 at 7:18 am

these chalk drawings are awesome. As soon as the new little one arrives I am going to get one for the nursery with her (soon to be decided name) and her big brother’s name.

Thanks for the idea!

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4 caroline October 5, 2011 at 9:00 am

Love, love, love… Even the music is so cool ! :)

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5 Juan October 5, 2011 at 9:08 am

That is really cute! Chalk can be so transitory and yet so real and corporeal.

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6 invitation consultants October 5, 2011 at 11:01 am

breakfast and romance? totally agree!

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7 Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! October 5, 2011 at 11:41 am

Wow these are fabulous! I love chalk- my parents used to let my sister and I COVER our patio and surrounding pavements in it when we were little!

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8 Melissa October 5, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Love the names in chalk, what a great idea!

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9 Laurie October 5, 2011 at 3:05 pm

So sweet. I’ll give her a dollar. :)

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10 bdaiss October 6, 2011 at 11:55 am

For a dollar?!? Seriously? So doing this for my anniversary next week! Thanks for sending it my way!

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11 Marion October 7, 2011 at 12:39 am

There was a man here in Sydney (Australia) early last century who used to write the word “Eternity” in chalk in the most beautiful copperplate handwriting all over the city streets. He is a bit of a local legend. http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/now_showing/eternity/stories_from_the_emotional_heart_of_australia/
This post reminded me of him straight away. So beautiful.

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12 Ruth October 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I received mine this morning-love it! I can’t wait to get it printed and put in the nursery.

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