Bet you never thought of asphalt pavement as an artist's canvas. But....this week's challenge for the 52 Photos Project is to capture some type of street art.
I was very excited when I saw this meme. I had just the photo!
Both my kids played instruments in their high school band. Every spring, one of the band's highlights was marching in the Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade (similar to Pasadena's Tournament of Roses parade on a slightly smaller scale). My husband and I would always watch our kids perform - sometimes sitting along the parade route, and other times by volunteering to march along with the kids, providing water for thirsty musicians.
I always loved helping out. It was great fun to walk with the band and hear the crowd's cheers. Of course, this also provided some wonderful photo ops. You can be sure my camera was never left at home.
Since the streets were closed many hours prior to the parade's start, it was a tradition for children of all ages to take sidewalk chalk to the pavement and produce blocks of colorful creations. I captured this image as the band marched across some very vibrant artwork. It's remained one of my very favorite photos from our marching band days.
To see more pavement creativity, check out this week's 52 Photos Project.