Small fry artwork. #Wordless Wednesday #I’ll finish this after my nap. #Chalkyourwalk

#Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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39 Responses to Small fry artwork. #Wordless Wednesday #I’ll finish this after my nap. #Chalkyourwalk

  1. Ally Bean says:

    I haven’t used chalk to draw on a sidewalk in years. Kind of feel like I’ve lost something by not doing that. Fun photos

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      I can’t say I’ve ever done it Ally. We lived on a gravel road in a fairly new sub, with no sidewalks, up to when we moved here in ’66 when I was ten. And I am not sure chalk artwork on sidewalks was a “thing” after we moved here. My friend Ann Marie, a former elementary school teacher, takes her chalk with her and writes messages on the sidewalks during her morning walk … she is 78. Glad you liked the photos.

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  2. bekitschig says:

    That’s my kind of street art! Lovely

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Glad you liked it Jeanine. The kids here get packages of pastel chalk in their Easter baskets, so, depending on how warm it is on Easter vacation from school, the artwork starts appearing on sidewalks and driveways. It is fun to see.

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  3. Sidewalk chalk! Always fun!

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  4. Love the mermaid!

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  5. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda…………………..I’ll have to get out my chalks for the season and start leaving messages around our pond………………………………..thanks to you ………………………………..I was waiting for warmer weather…………………………….this morning was a brutal NW wind…………………………..

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, do that Ann Marie … it will make someone’s day for sure. You might wait a long time for warmer weather because we are supposed to have a chilly and rainy May (then a very hot and stormy Summer). I hope they are wrong. It sure was a brutal NW wind this morning. With that gray sky and the high winds, it felt like a March day.

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  6. Fun!! We have had lots of chalk art at the park since the beginning of the pandemic.

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  7. Joni says:

    I love the mermaid. I do see the kids down the street with their colored chalk creations in their driveway. They told me the Easter bunny brought the chalk as that’s what he does.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, I liked that mermaid too – they draw better than me. So that must be something all Easter Bunnies do now. I guess it keeps the kids busy. 🙂 I was thinking of you and your mom … I follow the Heritage Park Photo of the Day on Facebook. The guy who is administrator is at Heritage Park everyday taking pictures. Last Saturday was a group of plein air painters. So he went around and took photos of them and their artwork. One guy in particular did a painting of the little red caboose which I often take pictures of. So he is the head of this group and I have followed him to see where he goes (maybe something new to visit). His paintings are spot-on to these venues, many local places where I’ve been. I’m more interested in the parks, but he also does buildings as well. Here is his site if you are on FB sometime:
      https://www.facebook.com/FineArtByJohnVassallo

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      • Joni says:

        Thanks Linda….I’ll check him out when I’m on Facebook next. There are two local guys who paint plein air here and I often wonder how they do it, being outside all the time, with the sun so bright, and they paint in oil too. Trying to get caught up in Reader tonight.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I just started following him after I saw that article on the Heritage Park site and looked back from the last six months or so – he has been to several parks I went to last year. He was trying to paint a building yesterday and get it done before rain set in … did not make it he said and will have to finish the trees in his studio. I’m going to go back earlier to see what else he has done and where he’s been. They have a group on Facebook of plein air artists, but it is a closed group and you have to be a plein air artist from the Downriver area. I saw some of them at Heritage Park a few years ago – you may remember the post. One lady was very accommodating letting me watch her and take pics; the other one not so much, but did let me take a photo at the very end.

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  8. J P says:

    I wonder if there is still some sidewalk chalk out in the garage from when my kids were young.

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Ha ha – well there’s some wishful thinking. There’s a house in a neighborhood I sometimes stray to in my walks and they got a new cement sidewalk, now two decades ago, and their children made handprints … about five sets of handprints that I recall seeing. Recorded forever … until the City does some heavy-duty repairs and unearths everything.

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  9. Laurie says:

    Beautiful sidewalk art, Linda! I love finding sidewalk art when I am on a run. It gives me something to keep my mind off of how many miles I am doing.

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  10. and the rains will wash all away

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  11. There are some artists near you! This is the same thing that happens to my driveway on weekends….lol

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      You have to start taking pictures, then show the grandkids when they are older how creative their etchings were … my mom saved this picture of our dog that I drew back in first grade (first pic in this post): https://lindaschaubblog.net/2018/05/15/yes-i-am-a-bleeding-heart/

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      • Holy cow I have been following you a long time I remember that post! I am one of those mom/grandma’s too. I saved a box of things my kids colored and made and when they left the house I gave them the box. I am doing the same thing with the grandkids. Now they give me the things they work hard making because their mom doesn’t save them and they know I do…lol

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        You know I usually look if I forward a post for that very reason, but this time I didn’t and knew the name of the post as it had that puppy picture in it. It cracks me up every time I see that. Now that is funny that the grandkids hand you all their creations as you save them and their mom doesn’t. Did they make something for Mother’s Day? You’re younger than me, but I remember us one year making some type of pencil cup with macaroni noodles glued on it and I think the teacher spray painted it for us … we took it home, all proud of ourselves.

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  12. Creative kids! This reminds me to find our chalk hiding somewhere in the garage and start drawing. Perfect weather for this kind of activity. 😃🌻

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Yes, I love seeing sidewalk chalk art and usually wait til I have a few to make a post. Sometimes adults do it and i saw some at the Park last year that was pretty amazing.

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      • We see some really good chalk art too! Some are elaborate and colorful and others playful and fun. It’s nice to see colors on sidewalks.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Any chalk art on our sidewalks is gone after today … we had a “gulley washer” … Southern term for an intense rain that doesn’t last long but really pours. We had rain every day this week and two rains today, one with hail. Climate change or Mother Nature … one is making erratic weather!

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  13. Nancy Ruegg says:

    My two youngest granddaughters and I decorated the front sidewalk of our house just last weekend. They stuck with it until every square was decorated from property line to property line. The designs and messages lasted until Thursday when the rain washed it all away. (Why didn’t I take pictures?! 😦 ) Maybe I can talk them into doing it again the next time they come!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      That sounds like fun Nancy. I don’t remember doing chalk art when I was young. You should definitely get another package of chalk and you and your granddaughters can decorate the sidewalk again and then take some photos of it. I like posting chalk art pictures – everyone gets a kick out of them. We still have the painted rock craze going here and at the height of it about four or five years ago, there was a woman who painted tiny and intricate scenes on the flatter rocks. If people found those rocks, they kept them instead of re-hiding them.

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