RR Anderson, DIY Cultural Arts Specialist

Apr. 16, 2010 at 11:00am

Frost Park Chalk Off 03 of 30

Season 3

courtesy of Ms. STOWE

noon - 1 pmfree chalk art community event Frost Park between 9th and Commerce

Do Bobble-heads Dream Spring Metal Sheep?
see you on the sidewalk.

comments [58]  |  posted under chalk, community, contest, folk art, tacoma


by KevinFreitas on 4/16/2010 @ 11:12am
Beautiful day for chalking! Lo, I'll miss out though due to a client meeting in Bremerton. However, I'll throw in an obscure Rainier's baseball Ben B. Cheney bobble-head either as an add-on to 1st place or as a consolation prize.

by Joel 413 on 4/16/2010 @ 11:18am
Just had a flash of brilliance. Hope I can pull it off :)

by Wings_of_Change on 4/16/2010 @ 11:28am
See you down there!!

by NineInchNachos on 4/16/2010 @ 1:01pm
got some great photos. Also picked up a new sponsor for next week: gift card for Ice Cream served out of a bicycle!

by Joel 413 on 4/16/2010 @ 2:30pm
Here are the pieces for this week. Remember to use the word VOTE:

2010-04-16 12.39.40

2010-04-16 12.37.35




Adam the Alien

Mark Monlux

Thorax O'Tool



by Joel 413 on 4/16/2010 @ 2:40pm
As always, I've posted all the pics I took today to The Frost Park Flickr Pool

by Altered Chords on 4/16/2010 @ 2:42pm
Voting has never been this difficult for me.

I vote for Thorax water drip of Tacoma.

There seems to be more of a 3d effect this week or did a mushroom fall into my coffe cup as I walked past 9th & Commerce?

by Earthdaughter on 4/16/2010 @ 2:44pm
Wow! Way to make it hard to pick a favorite, guys! These are terrific! That being said, my vote is going to Thorax this week. Monlux is a close second! And I love those scuttley critters, Andrea.

by NineInchNachos on 4/16/2010 @ 3:03pm
I vote for Monlux!

by NineInchNachos on 4/16/2010 @ 3:04pm
but I might need to vote for Andrea....

by ALT on 4/16/2010 @ 3:52pm
I'll likely make a fool of myself again while I try to recall how to post pics in threads.

Tacoma Crustaceans

The Holistic Thing

Tacoma Blue Crab

Tacoma Ghost Crab

Mecha-Stowe King Crab

U.F.C.'s (not to be confused with Ultimate Fighter Championships)

by MarkMonlux on 4/16/2010 @ 4:08pm
A vote for "Tacoma has Guts" is a vote for Tacoma!

I vote for "Tacoma has Guts"

by ALT on 4/16/2010 @ 4:09pm
Haven't yet decided who to vote for. Right now I'm torn between Monlux's crafty 3-D drawing of Tacoma's guts and Stowe's awesome rendering of Sloth participating in the Daffodil Festival.

How did his spider steed lose an eye anyway?


by thriceallamerican on 4/16/2010 @ 4:16pm
Joel - I realize that the MLS logo is much less recognizable than the MLB one, but "Major League Chalker" would have been better wordplay. IMHO.

Lots of pretty pictures, but I'm an Icelandophile so Eyjafjallajökull by Ariel gets my vote.

by NineInchNachos on 4/16/2010 @ 4:20pm
OK I vote for Andrea's Crabs!

by izenmania on 4/16/2010 @ 4:20pm
@Thrice Joel's plan is to roll through a different (possibly sports-related) logo each week, Frostified, so there's still time for the MLS to make an appearance.

by izenmania on 4/16/2010 @ 4:21pm
I vote crabs.

by MarkMonlux on 4/16/2010 @ 4:22pm
Here are the links to the photos I took today. But I forgot to get RR's Windmills. Oh, and I've posted them to the Flickr group as well.


by Courtney on 4/16/2010 @ 4:25pm
Very tough this week to decide. I'm torn! I vote Mark Monlux though.

by NineInchNachos on 4/16/2010 @ 4:59pm
Has everyone purchased a book from Mark yet?

by kathy on 4/16/2010 @ 5:04pm
I'm going to go with Mark's guts (usually I hate Marks guts, but I really like this...some of you will get that reference...lol)

In part because I saw it in person and DIDN'T GET IT at the time...

Nice work Mr Monlux!

Stowe...if Sloth had a TULIP i might've voted for ya. jk.
Yours is definitely next runner up...

Everyone was GREAT!!
I need to get out on Fridays more often!

by Joel 413 on 4/16/2010 @ 5:09pm
@Thrice - watch last week's video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6dVcHWwEag) at the 2:15 mark I say I'm going to do Frost Park Logos based on other logos... but I was talking about doing only sports logos, but I'm going with what I say in the video. However, your suggestion for an MLS logo got me thinking. It's more detailed than the MLB/NBA logo... and I have an idea for that now :)

Also, last year I did a "Frost Park CC" shield based on the Sounders' logo that got rained out after about 5 minutes, so I think that one needs to make a return :)

If you guys have other logos you'd like to suggest for Frostification let me hear 'em!

Also thinking of it's easier to apologize than ask. I'm looking into MLC logos on t-shirts.

by Joel 413 on 4/16/2010 @ 5:10pm
Oh yeah. I VOTE for Major League Chalk... yes I'm self-serving this week. if the usual voters show up, I need all the help I can get.

It's original, it's awesome, it so belongs on a t-shirt!

by marumaruyopparai on 4/16/2010 @ 5:20pm
Total feast for the eyeballs this week, just incredible stuff.

by MarkMonlux on 4/16/2010 @ 5:26pm
I really like this photo RR took. It shows off the viscousity I was aiming for.

Tacoma has Guts

by marumaruyopparai on 4/16/2010 @ 5:26pm
Maybe a rank choice voting system needs to be implemented here.

by jamesstoweart on 4/16/2010 @ 5:44pm
I like Monlux's guts as well. Nice 3-D effect. I vote for Monlux.

by L.S.Erhardt on 4/16/2010 @ 6:05pm
My vanity demands it

I vote for me

by ALT on 4/16/2010 @ 6:14pm
Tough choices, but I'm casting my VOTE for Stowe. I love The Goonies!

by shannnancy on 4/16/2010 @ 6:16pm
So many pretty chalkings!

I vote for Adam's birthday wishes.

by debivans on 4/16/2010 @ 6:21pm
Decisions, decisions...My vote goes to TOT's drip.

by Dianne on 4/16/2010 @ 6:40pm
I vote for attack Garfield (Jeremy).

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 4/16/2010 @ 6:52pm
Tacoma may have pushed Daniel Blue away but he still lives with us in the crabs he has given us. I vote for Andrea and the Tacoma Crustaceans .

by NineInchNachos on 4/16/2010 @ 7:29pm
I thought it was Gangsta Garfield?

by NineInchNachos on 4/16/2010 @ 8:02pm
Andrea Chalks Crabs

electricity made in the USA
RR's Wind Farm (Made in the USA)

Mark Monlux Autograph's Joel's Book

Mark Monlux

Joel's Hacked Logo Series

Stowe does Goonies

Jeremy the Garfield Kid

by NineInchNachos on 4/16/2010 @ 8:03pm
next week's sponsor...

Jeff's Ice Cream: People Powered Ice Cream Truck


by smalltown on 4/16/2010 @ 9:20pm
I have to VOTE for Stowe. He drew me a flower, how could I not?

by tommyllew on 4/16/2010 @ 9:26pm
Some really lovely work this week, but I gotta go with Mark Monlux. But I do apologize to Stowe for not recognizing the Goonies

by JeremyScott on 4/16/2010 @ 9:30pm
I vote for myself.

by Mandiferous on 4/16/2010 @ 9:55pm
Wow. Just... just wow. So much awesomeness going on. Gonna have to vote for Monlux.

by Erik Hanberg on 4/16/2010 @ 10:08pm
I'm casting mine for MONLUX. Clever and fun.

by ZottePark on 4/16/2010 @ 10:15pm
I vote for Adam The Alien! Excellent stuff! Happy Birthday Jewel!

by crockawaddy on 4/16/2010 @ 10:16pm
Tough choices this week. There is alot to like about each one.

But, I must go with the sentimental one: I vote for Adam the Alien.

by Adam the Alien on 4/16/2010 @ 10:22pm
It really is a tough call. Ordinarily, Andrea's would be tempting, as it's well-rendered and feeds my ego. On the other hand, Stowe combines two pop culture references in an epic, unlikely crossover. I crew up on comics with epic, unlikely crossovers and loved them. And, of course, Thorax's Tacoma drip was very classically surreal. All the pieces were wonderful.

But ultimately, I have a lonely bobblehead - of author John Green - who could really use some, uh..."company" in the form of that Princess Leia bobblehead.

Therefore, I VOTE FOR MYSELF. Hey, I'm not the first one.

by martha_s on 4/16/2010 @ 11:02pm
I vote for Adam The Alien.

by JeremyScott on 4/16/2010 @ 11:12pm
"Attack Garfield's" G stands for gangster Garfield.

by Girl Who <3 JUNK on 4/16/2010 @ 11:30pm
I VOTE Andrea!

by tacomachickadee on 4/16/2010 @ 11:34pm
I vote for Adam the Alien

by NEAL on 4/16/2010 @ 11:35pm
I vote adamthealien.

by Wings_of_Change on 4/16/2010 @ 11:56pm
I love the crabs, and the guts of Tacoma are pretty amazing, but I'm gonna VOTE for myself.

It was a lot of fun seeing everyone today! Cant wait for next week!

by KevinFreitas on 4/16/2010 @ 11:58pm
I vote Stowe! Really wonderful work out there today -- wish I could've been there. Huge fan of all the 3D stuff that seems all the rage with those Avatar-watching kids these days. Great chalking all!

by Erik on 4/16/2010 @ 11:59pm
I vote Lupin Goddess.

by LivingRomanceXo on 4/17/2010 @ 7:52am
I vote for Adam the Alien cuz who can say no to such an awesome birthday gift

by Mandiferous on 4/17/2010 @ 9:21am
By my count, the voting results are:

Stowe 3
Monlux 7
Adam 7
Joel 1
Jeremy 2
Ariel 2
Andrea 5
Thorax 4

However, @tommyllew used the phrase "gotta go with" as opposed to vote for. If the rules are to be enforced, that would drop Mark Monlux's total down to 6 and Adam the Alien is the winner. @LivingRomanceXo voted this morning, which doesn't count. Votes must be in by midnight.

by MarkMonlux on 4/17/2010 @ 9:37am
Adam, I will happily duel off with you next week (or in manly private) with the traditional Frost Park Chalk Challenge Rock-Paper-Scissors tie-breaker for the much coveted Princess Leia Bobble Head.

Unless the 'judges' rull against @tommyflew's vote. In which case I will cry bitter tears of heartbreak.

by Altered Chords on 4/17/2010 @ 10:02am
OK - now that it's over make sure someone puts the concrete slab over the guts. If someone falls in there they'll sue the city.

by ALT on 4/17/2010 @ 2:41pm
Considering all the insanely fantastic entries this week, I never even thought I'd get as many votes as I did. RxR, Izenmania, Crenshaw, DumpsterDivingDiva, Erik - thanks for your votes!

That was way closer than I thought it would be....and I'm still not sure who the winner is.

by NineInchNachos on 4/17/2010 @ 7:16pm
you were robbed Andrea. Robbed i say! your crabs r the best.


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