Monday, February 1, 2010


Inspired by Katie Sokoler at, I bought chalk a couple days ago. Today Alex and I put it to good use!

I just doodled.

Alex drew a flower pot...

...but the flowers were actually bugs!

Then we decided to expand.

With the two of us working together, my doodle turned into a beautiful tree!

Here is a close-up of the branch:

A bunch of people walked by while we were drawing. Two elderly ladies taking a walk stopped to chat; one of them told us about how when she was a girl, she used a banana peel as a hopscotch marker.

I made an enormous hopscotch! I started by putting numbers in the boxes: 1; 5; 12. Then I got more creative: i; pi; -3; 3/4; 81.7! Then I had even more fun: Hello!; I love U; YES; NO; ALWAYS; WHY?; FAREWELL! Every square had a different exciting entry!

One guy about our age stopped and took a picture to put on facebook. I am so glad that we made someone else's day exciting too!

Here was my favorite:


  1. Hi,
    I adore you!
    -- Ya'el

  2. I am so glad to see you beautifying the city. We used to draw hopscotch on the sidewalk only we called it potsy - not at all creative - just numbers. And we only had white chalk.