something to "chalk" about...

Last night I forced Trevor away from his books to go on a date to see the Chalk the Block that was going on here in Provo. Trevor had never been to anything like this before, so I assured him he would be impressed.

Way back in the day I auditioned by entering in some of my own artwork to be a part of a team from my school to go chalk at my local arts center. I was picked for the team and the experience was so much fun! So I knew just how much fun and cool going to see them would be. Trevor wasn't convinced at first but finally admitted it was cooler then he thought it would be :)

This one was Trevor's favorite. People were going and standing on the bridge. I kept telling him to go stand on it for a picture but he refused haha. 
Growing up Trevor loved Calvin and Hobbs, so of course this pictures was needed :)
The Girl with the Pearl Earring is one of my favorite paintings and books. So I was so excited to see this! It tied with my top favorite of the night :) I mean look at that?! Beautiful.
This was by far the most impressive of the night. I wish the pictures would do it justice. The asfault made it look like it was on the walls of some old church in Europe. It seriously brought me back to Europe looking at it. Trevor and I couldn't stop staring at it. It was breathtaking!
 I made Trevor stand by the guitar for a picture :) haha
Trevor wanted me to get in the water with the little kids.
Trying to take a picture with a big DSLR can get awkward haha
Walking around in perfect fall weather, surrounded by good food, twinkle lights, live music & art... 
it all came together to make a great little date night :)


61 comments

  1. i LOVED this personal post. It looks like a wonderful night.

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  2. i like the Disney Princesses one haha. But they all look awesome!

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  3. Trevor's favourite drawing is my fav too! Amazing art!

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  4. That's pretty cool. Ive always been interested in seeing the street art.

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  5. looks like so much fun!! love all the lights! and love your cute outfit!

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  6. My husband and I moved to Boise about 2 months ago. We are going down to American Fork today for a visit. I'm sad we couldn't come a few days earlier and see this!!

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  7. Wow, that's some amazing chalk art! I love how 3-D that one with the bridge looks. It's almost like you could jump right into it.

    I love all those white lights strung above you... how pretty!

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  8. I love it! This make me miss Utah so much I love that area.

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  9. Looks amazing!

    xoxo

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  10. I've ALWAYS wanted to go to one of those!!

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  11. Those are pretty cool - have you seen the 3D ones people make?http://www.impactlab.net/2006/03/09/amazing-3d-sidewalk-art-photos/

    Some people are so talented it makes me sick.... haha

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  12. Wow these are gorgeous!! I am amazed at how real they look in pictures- I bet in person they were breath taking!

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  13. What amazing chalk art! It's a bummer that won't stay there forever!

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  14. This looks like such a fun event! I love all the chalk art work! Wow!

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  15. PERFECT date night idea! little events such as these make me appreciate the arts so much :) thank you for sharing!

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  16. ah, thank you for documenting this!

    i was going to participate, but ended up not being able to due to my schedule. a bunch of my friends ended up doing it, though, and my friend kristina did the girl with the pearl earring. i didn't even get to go, so i'm seriously grateful for your photos.

    so glad you enjoyed it!

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  17. wow! really good paintings...love the pics, looks like a great time

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  18. looks like such a great night!

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  19. This looks so cool, love the chalk drawings. Seems like a good time. :)

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  20. Hahhaa, seems like a perfect date! Of course then I AM a nerd. But seriously, why don't we have this where I live? I would love to go to something like this! Sierra
    Keep growing beautiful!

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  21. Those chalk art pieces are amazing ! Love the tee your wearing !
    My Blog - A Pretty Nest

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  22. wow!!! that is so cool!! provo has some amazing events!!

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  23. That Art is amazing!!! There is some serious talent there. Looks like you guys had a great date night!! : )

    -Lindsay

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  24. That looks like so much fun! Do they have that every year?
    -Meagan

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  25. I've been dying to go to one of those! I think they are absolutely amazing! Looks like a fun date night. Glad you convinced him to go :)

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  26. Wow! Amazing photos and what an amazing night! Chalk blocks are way cool through your eyes!

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  27. This is chalk?! That's amazing, these artists are so talented! That last picture of you two is gorgeous (especially considering how hard it is to take pictures of yourself with a DSLR!)

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  28. this is so awesome.....there are some seriously talented people in this world!

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  29. That is amazing! I am always impressed with what people can do with chalk. I think my favorite is the T-Rex. :-) And the lights are gorgeous! <3

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  30. Those are so impressive!! :D I love chalk art like that. I love the one with the bridge and the "Jack and the Beanstalk" looking one and that last one was *stunning*! :o I love it. <3
    Sounds like a lovely date. ^_^ <3
    xx

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  31. wow super jealous, i wish baltimore had something like that... those drawings are amazing!

    xo Jessica
    www.newlyloved.com

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  32. These are seriously amazing! Your posts make me want to move back to Utah!

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  33. Ummm. The "14xmommy" comment was me... Sorry bout that! I thought I was signed into my account! :-/

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  34. That sounds like so much fun, and that artwork is amazing! I can't believe it was all done in chalk!! Wish we had something like that around where I live.

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  35. it would be awesome to see some of your artwork! *hint hint* ;)

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  36. How cool!! Is he at BYU Law then? That's a great school! I'm so mad my husband didn't even apply there. He got his undergrad there and didn't wanna go to the same school for law school. It's better ranked and cheaper than Pepperdine though! Haha!

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  37. OMG this is like the stuff you see in email forwards...it is unreal! So cool!! And random, I saw the sign for Kneaders and Jon and I just vacationed in SLC/PC and ate their...I still dream about that french toast!

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  38. You got to see them when they were all done! My husband and I went while they were still in process... It was fun to watch the artists create their masterpieces! We spent our Saturday there and had a blast!

    xoxo
    Liesl

    woodsy-soiree.blogspot.com

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  39. they are amazing! i had no idea you could do that with chalk. the people who did them must be crazy talented.

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  40. Oh my gosh. These are incredible. Blown away that they are chalk!

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  41. As I was going through these I realized that the Girl with the Pearl Earing was the one that my Step Sisters drew! Small World. I haven't been down to see it....just pictures of them as they were finishing it up. Finished product turned out great.

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  42. Looks like such a fun night. I'm sure the weather was amazing and those twinkling light?! So romantic! I love how you have to make him go stand by something for a picture! I have to do the same thing and Bryce will stand there and pout! haha

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  43. There are so many cool things that happen in your area! I don't think I ever realized before just how cool Provo is =). Looks like a fantastic time!

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  44. What a FUN date night! I love it, wish we had something like that where I live!

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  45. The drawings are amazing. Very very beautiful :)

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  46. We went to this on Friday night and had some delicious dinner at Bajio. I wanted to go back on Saturday since a lot of the artists were just starting when we were there on Friday night. However I am glad you took good pictures because now i can see a lot of them finished. I was amazing by their talent. I don't posses that kind of talent. ha

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  47. Wow..that is so neat. What an original idea:) Looks like you had a great night and I totally concur about snapping yourself in a photo with a huge slr...Hard indeed..haha

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  48. How great is that? Seriously such a cool post! Do you ever want to guest blog over at my blog (fridaywereinlove)? I'd love to have you! If so please email me at fridaywereinlove.blogspot.com!

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  49. Haha, I agree about trying to take self portraits with the dslr. Those strands of light are just so pretty, and what a fun thing to get to go to a chalk drawing party! wonderful

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  50. Those chalk pictures are gorgeous! So detailed!!

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  51. I love the bridge one too. It looks so realistic. Looks like you guys had so much fun :)

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  52. I didn't know Provo did this -- it must be new! And yes, that art deco one was awesome! (Not that the others weren't ... )

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  53. Wow! How romantic and how beautiful. Those chalk drawings are AMAZING!!!
    x

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  54. What an absolutely amazing looking event!

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  55. I'm so sad that we missed this awesome art. What a fun date night.

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  56. Those chalk drawings are absolutely amazing! You guys are so cute!!

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  57. Chalk the Block was sooo cool, I went too! My roommate is in the illustration program at BYU so we went to see her drawing. The chalk drawings were amazing! There are seriously way too many talented people out there. :) Glad you had fun!

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