Tacoma Urbanist

Apr. 10, 2009 at 12:24am


Inspirational Chalking (NON) Message From RR Anderson

Dear Tacoma,

Your chalk sermon this week has been pulled for its inappropriate nature.

Thank you for reading Exit133,

~ Whitney


Friday, April 10
12 noon - 1 pm
Larry Frost Memorial Park
Downtown Tacoma, WA 98402

1 hour. free chalk. community art challenge. win prize(s)!

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Voting For Winner

Please vote for your favorite chalk art entry in the comment section below. 
Explaining why you voted for a particular entry may add more meaning.

Each person/avatar gets one vote.  Votes will be accepted until midnight on Friday after which the winner will be declared.  Votes will be accepted starting at 1:00 p.m.

For more information see:

Tacoma Chalk Off Cumulative Scorecard in Season I

comments [41]  |  posted under Tacoma


by Erik on 4/10/2009 @ 12:33am
If that was not enough. RR has sent this addendum for this week's episode:


to any persons CLAD in these MAGICAL


nonTRADITIONAL HAT = +2 vote

TAGRO HAT = +1 vote

TAGRO NECKTIE = +50 votes



FALSE MUSTACHE = +70 votes

NUDE ANKLES = +10 votes


FLIP FLOPS = +8 votes




MOONBOOTS = +3 votes



MINISKIRT = +10 votes

BIKINI = +40 votes



that is all.

by izenmania on 4/10/2009 @ 8:27am
I should have waxed up my mustache to see what I could get for "mustache so awesome it just LOOKS fake"

by Altered Chords on 4/10/2009 @ 9:47am
It's raining. RR - you were in charge of the weather while Eric B. is gone. What happened?

by Adam the Alien on 4/10/2009 @ 10:05am
He was distracted from his weather diligence when someone walked by his window wearing ALL of those magical chalking apparel items.

Nobody's had the heart to tell him that he was hallucinating from all the chalk dust he'd just snorted.

by Altered Chords on 4/10/2009 @ 10:58am
You can get high from chalk dust? I'll be there today then.

by NineInchNachos on 4/10/2009 @ 11:46am
rain report: looks like the rain has stopped. sidewalks should be nice and clean. overcast though.

by Altered Chords on 4/10/2009 @ 2:06pm
Great turnout. Chalk artist - I salute thee!

by izenmania on 4/10/2009 @ 2:12pm
I have never seen such a furious conglomeration of melons in all my life. And I hope I never do again.

by Mark Monlux on 4/10/2009 @ 2:25pm
I took a bunch of photos but don't know the techie stuff to get them from being on Flickr to over here. Someone help me out with this? Here is the set www.flickr.com/photos/29437837@N08/sets/...

by Mandiferous on 4/10/2009 @ 2:27pm
I vote for RR's sunflower. Absolutely stunning.

by NineInchNachos on 4/10/2009 @ 2:28pm
your pics turned out great mark wow

by droid116 on 4/10/2009 @ 2:37pm
Love the melons, love the concept of the easter egg hunt, lots of great entries.

Gotta go with the Sunflower this week.

by izenmania on 4/10/2009 @ 2:46pm
I did some (VERY) quickie zombies rising from the soil in honor of the resurrection

by Altered Chords on 4/10/2009 @ 2:48pm
miss "call with name" is Nancy - Great 1st effort!

I'm w/ Monlux in that I am unable to easily post photos from flickr to feed tacoma.

This is an opportunity for a tutorial session. We can hold it at my house and I will serve a martine, manhattan, wine or beer to the teacher.

by Mark Monlux on 4/10/2009 @ 2:50pm
And very lovely zombies they were too, Isenmania.

Hey! were is the banner art I submitted a couple of day ago? Jeeze.

And is Nancy the daughter or mother? Because both mother and daughter did a drawing

by Dave_L on 4/10/2009 @ 3:13pm
Curses. I missed the chalk-off melons. Furious conglomeration of.

by NineInchNachos on 4/10/2009 @ 4:07pm
post photos on flickr: click 'all sizes' icon on your flickr photo page. scroll to bottom of page: you'll see copy/paste link text that if you click will select the whole ting automaticly. paste into feed comment box and hit post. !

by Elle on 4/10/2009 @ 4:29pm
Wow, I'm simultaneously sad and happy I couldn't make it (yet again) this week. Serious competition and yet I missed the excitement of it all.

Being married to an anthropologist my heart goes out to anything evolutionary related. Andrea's return with the melon mania is very impressive. And I love the easter egg hunt Stowe put forth. His creativity is honorable.

I have to cast my vote for RR this week. It's nice to see his softer side with a floral motif. And well... I'm a sucker for pretty flowers.

Well done all. Assuming it's not pouring next week I too shall make my return.

by NineInchNachos on 4/10/2009 @ 4:59pm
we used to grow sunflowers in Juneau. I've started growing mammoth sunflowers now in Tacoma. Yesterday I planted sprouts from last year's harvested seeds in holes dug out of my front lawn. I am in the mood for sunflowers. Once I read that Mennonites (or maybe Quakers?) believe that the sunflower is a symbol of devotion because of the nature of the sunflower to track the sun across the sky.

I like sunflowers because they are huge, have fuzzy kiwi fur and attract lots of bees... and their stalks are bulbous & veiny... wicked like trees from Bernstein bears... and the whole van gogh angle.

by Adam the Alien on 4/10/2009 @ 5:26pm
A tough choice. Stowe brought out his conceptual mind again, turning the entire park into his entry. Similar to what he did with the spirits of Frost Park, last year, but 100 fricking eggs? 100?! Hidden so well that he couldn't even find them all afterward?

I saw some of the clever places he hid them, and wow. Very epic.

Dave laid down an incredible amount of color...I swear, that chunk of sidewalk must glow from blocks away.

RR's entry is clearly some kind of mutant, using some kind of crazy eugenics to crossbreed RR's artistic style with flowers and swirls stolen from past works by Elle (which is clearly why she voted that way...her artistic style has a genetic stake in the advancement of this new species).

Joe's zombies were just plain fun. I think every week should have zombies.

Mark's piece made me laugh. Absolutely wonderful.

Nancy's first effort is a lot better than a lot of first efforts (especially mine). In fact, it only lacks the heavy amounts of black that tend to draw my votes.

Andrea returned, of course, with a wonderful reference to our fruity friends over at The Melon.

However, my vote this week goes to Ariel. Her entry, this week, looked more like a painting than a chalk drawing - something I'd expect to find in a museum. A beautiful scene, and a stylized TacomaDome within it that fascinates me. Besides which, she's dealing with the additional challenge of chalking for two.

by Lance Kagey on 4/10/2009 @ 5:27pm
RR, good thing I didn't come out today because I wouldn't want to have to show you what for. You definitely deserve the win. I vote RR

by NineInchNachos on 4/10/2009 @ 5:31pm
RR's Starry Night SunflowerRR's Sunflower

Andrea's Melon Man

Ariel's Pastoral Scene

Adam the Alien's Face Hugger Hatchling

Big Dog

Monlux's Bunny Evolution

David Boe's Dream Stadium

Rabbit Hole

by NineInchNachos on 4/10/2009 @ 5:37pm
thanks elle!
thanks Lance!
Thanks Droid!
Thanks Mandiferous!

thanks tagro hat! (+1 vote)

by ALT on 4/10/2009 @ 6:12pm
Bulbous melons?!
Yeah, I suppose they are. :P Here's a snapshot of the finished creature:

My tribute to Electric Elliot and his mutant forest critters of last week.

Great entries by all, but I most cast my vote for RxR's refulgent, ground breaking (pun intended), and slightly diabolical Sunflower of Hope.

by tacomachickadee on 4/10/2009 @ 6:32pm
I vote for RR's sunflower!

by jcbetty on 4/10/2009 @ 7:15pm
gah. tough call. I dig on the sunflowers, as well, and my heart sings at the stadium, and Ariel's piece was lovely, the Melons of Andrea were indeed deliciously bulbous, but after a day of creating bunny mischief on behalf of a certain seasonal hopper, I have to vote Stowe. And I'll see y'all when the school year ends...

by Mark Monlux on 4/10/2009 @ 7:29pm
I'm going to vote for RR's sunflower because my wife liked it the best.

by ElectricElliot on 4/10/2009 @ 7:35pm
Some fantastic pieces this week. Wish I could have been there. From the looks of the pictures innovation and beauty everywhere.

Kudos, Andrea, for the rockin' tribute. Maybe a new mascot for The Melon?

A hilarious Monlux piece.

RxR puts together another ridiculous exposition of fantasy.

I'd vote, but I can't justify voting for what I did not witness.

by NineInchNachos on 4/10/2009 @ 7:47pm
as painful as it is to see Andrea draw tributes to people other than myself, I'm going to have to vote for Andrea this time. I will support the Melon if nobody else is going to.


by Joel 413 on 4/10/2009 @ 9:02pm
Alas, I was unable to work from our fair city this week, and getting to Frost Park and back to the U-district in Seattle over the 1-hour lunch break was not going to happen. but I am planning on a return to Frost Park for Episode 2.3.

It's amazing to see everyone continue to grow and do new things and branch out. I did drive past the park on my way home and the color laid down this week atop the phantoms of last week was simply amazing. I was very happt to see the ALT signature make its reappearance, and the egg hunt should provide entertainment all weekend long.

It's hard to decide, but I am going to VOTE for RR and his sunflower this week. He won't need the Tagro Hat bonus, which I was sad not to take advantage of this week.

Nice work Team!

by tacomachickadee on 4/10/2009 @ 9:13pm
Anyone want a Tagro bumper sticker? :)

by tacomachickadee on 4/10/2009 @ 9:53pm
Am also hoping to make it to FP Episode 2.3. I can't believe I missed the first two frolics of the season. :(

by AngelaJossy on 4/10/2009 @ 11:45pm
I really like Stowe's egg hunt idea. Very innovative! The sunflower is stunning. The melon monster is phenomenal.

But I vote for the Big Dog. So cute!

by Joel 413 on 4/11/2009 @ 8:28am
I guess Im the first one up this morning. Here's what I came up with for a final vote count:

RR 8
Ariel 1
Stowe 1
Andrea 1
Li'l Nancy 1

Please check my work.

by Mofo from the Hood on 4/11/2009 @ 12:11pm
A vine of life rising from a stone tomb...

A most excellent use of art which transcends the limitations of words to communicate an idea.

Happy Easter to you and yours Mr. Anderson.

by Altered Chords on 4/11/2009 @ 12:16pm
It has been pointed out to me that the "dog" drawn by Nancy was actually a floppy eared rabbit!

Cute nevertheless.

by AngelaJossy on 4/11/2009 @ 3:47pm
Oops! Sorry about that. I blame the angle of the photo. :)

Can we have more straight on shots next week? I found it a little difficult to see the entries this week. (I realize that if I had actually gone down there in person this wouldn't be an issue but I still like to participate even when that's not possible. I'll try to do better with showing up once I move downtown I promise!)

by Erik on 4/11/2009 @ 10:31pm
Nice entried. Dang. I missed two Frost Parks in a row. I won't miss the next one though.

by Altered Chords on 4/12/2009 @ 4:32pm
We need a photography committee.

by NineInchNachos on 4/12/2009 @ 9:16pm
hurray I win! I win the 1998 Mercury Sharkmouth Tracer prize!

by Joel 413 on 4/14/2009 @ 8:22am
I might post this again when this week's thread goes up, but is there any interest in creating a Frost Park Blog specifically so that we can have a direct URL that always easy to find (i.e. i.feedtacoma.com/FrostPark)

Sometime as the week wears on, or when you try and direct people to the site, sending them to feedtacoma.com is not always the most direct place to go.