March has been incredibly busy for We Talk Chalk. After only a few months in business we have made great progress. With several weeks of designing and making travel plans, our team was ready to head out to create incredible 3D street paintings back to back throughout the month.
Julie Kirk Purcell first traveled to Las Vegas to install a top secret 3D project we created for our new client. We’ve been sworn to secrecy until we complete the final of 5 more paintings over the next few months. We can’t wait to reveal what we’ve been up to!!
With no time to spare, Julie flew from Vegas to Milwaukee where she created a 3D chalk painting on canvas for the Home and Garden Show at the State Expo. It turned out incredible with spanish tiles, sun dial, and blue birds. Just a few days after returning home from Milwaukee, she was off again to Corpus Christi, Texas where she completed her 3rd 3D street painting of the month. This one with a sloth, raccoon, and a giant tree frog you can ride!
Meanwhile, Remco and I took an international team of artists to Chiang Mai for Thailand’s first ever street painting event. What a trip! The 6 of us created 3 paintings, all with an Environmental Awareness theme. Remco, Tony Cubuliquido (Italy), Lysa Ashley (USA), and myself, created a 15 x 67 foot 3D street painting with waterfalls and decorated Thai elephants that extended from ground to wall. Juandres Vera (Mexico) created a giant mouth emerging from the earth. And Ruben Poncia (The Netherlands) did a beautiful painting of a Mucha inspired Mother Earth and incorporated the background into his image on wall and ground. The Thai community loved the work and got really creative with how they posed with the work.
While in Chiang Mai, we also taught several street painting workshops to local artists. They loved it! Each artist completed a small street painting afterwards. They all did such a great job!!
So to finish of the month, I am currently, in Orlando, Florida, painting an 8 x 40 foot vertical chalk painting at the International NPE 2012 Plastics Show. I have a few more days before I finish which will lead us into April and the new projects we have on the calendar. Stay tuned for new posts over the next few weeks! We have lots to share.