It's Twisty's Turn

May. 23, 2008 at 1:00pm

Liveblogging from Frost Park

I normally can't make it to these things because I usually work in downtown Seattle.  Today, my boss is on vacation, his boss is on vacation, and I have all of my work done.  Thus, I'm playing hooky.

It's 11:59.  Time to get busy...

Things starting off a little slow here, but then... it's maybe not the best day for this.  No matter, the players are trickling in one by one.  Isn't that Tacoma Urbanist I see?

Quite suddenly, things are beginning to happen here.  No fanfare to speak of, just a mellow, informal meet and greet atmosphere.  The artists have staked their claims and have gone to work in earnest.

Here we see the artists all hard at work.  Except for one.  Where is RR?

Again... where *is* RR???  Does he think he's done?  Does he not like cupcakes?

Is this an off-sides?  No flag on the play, though.

I feel a rain drop.  Sooo not a good thing for chalk art.  Nobody else seems to notice.

A-HA!  I found him.  RR has secluded himself around the corner.  And... he's gone vertical this week.  Will wonders never cease?

Stowe has gone decidedly non-comicbook this time around.

And of course, the Murray Morgan Bridge makes its compulsory weekly appearance.

Don't they have an item a lot like that at Wendy's?  Is somebody thinking about lunch afterwards?

Lupin Goddess at work.  Never short on style... a little short on time maybe?

Times up, and so is my battery.  Hope those of you watching enjoyed this!

comments [14]  |  posted under Day Off, Tacoma


by tacomachickadee on 5/23/2008 @ 12:20pm
Glad you could make it! I'm stuck home sick today ... so will enjoy your live blogging! :)

by Twisty on 5/23/2008 @ 12:23pm
Aww, sorry to hear that. Get well soon!

by tacomachickadee on 5/23/2008 @ 1:15pm
Is that a gnome Mr. Alien is drawing?

by izenmania on 5/23/2008 @ 1:40pm
Yeah, there's definitely some gnome action in Adam's piece.

by jamesstoweart on 5/23/2008 @ 1:50pm
His Alien/Gnome piece was great, and it was his first time chalking ever. Very strong first time.

And I love the live blog. Great idea!

by NineInchNachos on 5/23/2008 @ 1:52pm
thanks twisty!

by AP on 5/23/2008 @ 3:51pm
Nice coverage, and nice meeting you today, twisty.

by KevinFreitas on 5/23/2008 @ 3:56pm
Seriously impressive work, twisty. Glad you could make it and help folks who couldn't attend experience the magic and fun. Cheers!

by tacomachickadee on 5/23/2008 @ 3:58pm
This was a great idea. Thanks again for timing your genius with my sick day!

by Twisty on 5/23/2008 @ 4:37pm
Thanks for the kind words, all. I'm tickled that there was actually somebody out there watching it unfold!

by Erik on 5/23/2008 @ 4:42pm
Nice work!

Thanks for adding it. Nice to see new pieces to Frost Park Chalk Offs get added on.

by jcbetty on 5/23/2008 @ 6:10pm
verrrrrrrrry nice! Sad I missed it in person, but your post gave a vitality and commentary that's refreshing and makes me feel like I might have been there. thanks for the work!!

by Spencer on 6/2/2008 @ 12:33pm
Twisty, what's your connection with the NPRR? Are you into the history? Modeling? Any connection to the layout at the Museum? I used to be the scenery engineer for that project. That's another story in life though

by Twisty on 6/2/2008 @ 1:24pm
Hi Spencer.

I'm from a railroad family. I guess maybe you could say that I'm a 'railroad brat'. Growing up, I used to ride back and forth from St. Paul to Spokane and Tacoma on the North Coast Limited several times a year. It gives me connection to Tacoma and Tacoma's history that runs just a little deeper than just being born and raised here.