Fun Fridays – September 28, 2018

I love the whimsy and creativity of this chalk artist, David Zinn. What a way to brighten your day!

Below is another two minutes where the artist describes his process.

HT: Naomi Van Liew

7 Responses to Fun Fridays – September 28, 2018

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    Cele LeBlanc September 28, 2018 at 5:25 am #


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    Ginny September 28, 2018 at 5:48 am #

    To watch such a talented person create is awesome, to watch him bring his talent to a sidewalk, eyeball to eyeball with a three-year-old speaks volumes for his character.

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    Sharon Kay Connell September 28, 2018 at 6:00 am #

    He makes children smile and even the child within the adult. That’s a gift. It’s too bad that the city doesn’t offer him the opportunity to make those drawings permanent. I’ve seen fantastic drawings like these from other artists on city streets. Being an artist myself, as well as a writer, I love it.

    Thank you for showing us a little about this talented man, Steve.

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    Deanna Stalnaker September 28, 2018 at 8:31 am #

    This guy is awesome. I wish he could somehow preserve what he drew, like seal the drawings against the weather. As a potential children’s book author, I’d love to have him illustrate my books!

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    Tisha Martin September 28, 2018 at 8:43 am #

    Wow, that’s such talent! I loved the Man in the Yellow Hat and the singing mouse.

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    Kay DiBianca September 28, 2018 at 8:48 am #

    What a talent! Not only does he create, he creates a new way to create!

    I wish he lived in Memphis.

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    claire o'sullivan September 28, 2018 at 1:14 pm #

    What talent! This artist shows us, teaches us so many things. His creativity is found in the smallest of flaws. His ideas seemingly come from nothing yet there is a spark. The ‘Hmm.. how can I make this teeny crack fun?’ He develops flaws, sometimes exaggerated, sometimes subtle. Always 3D in a 2D world. His canvas is blank but for the mundane most of us miss. A silly plot that has a beginning, an end, but oh, the possibilities!

    His characters, though whimsical, take on their own life even in the details of the ordinary: drinking coffee on the sidewalk. Fishing.

    Then he teaches adults and kids to do the same.

    What can we as writers take from this? Observe life around you, find what’s unique, create a character(s) and give him/her/them real life that jumps from the page. Make them memorable.

    I don’t know if this was Steve’s purpose, but that’s my takeaway. It’s also why I love the Steve Laube Agency. The agents encourage, teach, blog and… ‘a bruised reed they will not break, and a faintly burning wick they will not quench.’ Okay. Out of context and paraphrased ( a lot ) from Isaiah 43, but these are Biblical principles the agents follow.

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