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...


12:05
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?


12:10
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.


12:15
Here we see the artists all hard at work.  Except for one.  Where is RR?


12:20
Again... where *is* RR???  Does he think he's done?  Does he not like cupcakes?


12:30
Is this an off-sides?  No flag on the play, though.

12:31
I feel a rain drop.  Sooo not a good thing for chalk art.  Nobody else seems to notice.


12:35
A-HA!  I found him.  RR has secluded himself around the corner.  And... he's gone vertical this week.  Will wonders never cease?


12:40
Stowe has gone decidedly non-comicbook this time around.
 

12:43
And of course, the Murray Morgan Bridge makes its compulsory weekly appearance.


12:48
Don't they have an item a lot like that at Wendy's?  Is somebody thinking about lunch afterwards?


12:55
Lupin Goddess at work.  Never short on style... a little short on time maybe?

1:00
Times up, and so is my battery.  Hope those of you watching enjoyed this!

comments [14]  |  posted under Day Off, Tacoma

Comments

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.