Looking back at summer chalk art

Above: “Dog walkers,” by William Blanchard, chalk on sidewalk, May 29, 2020. (Photo provided)

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (September 14, 2020) – Bill Blanchard didn’t let COVID-19 restrict his creativity this summer. In July he sent us photos of a few of his chalk art masterpieces. He said the drawings were a good outlet for him and others “stuck at home.” And they were a way to “entertain people walking in the neighborhood.”

“Moose walker,” by William Blanchard, chalk on sidewalk, June 14, 2020. (Photo provided)
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“Deliveries,” by William Blanchard, chalk on sidewalk, June 30, 2020. (Photo provided)
“Fried egg,” by William Blanchard, chalk on driveway, July 6, 2020. (Photo provided)

Blanchard’s neighbor—known online as Face Painting by Hilary, LLC—is the one who inspired him. Hilary’s work includes not only sidewalk art, but also face painting, glitter tattoos, and balloon art for parties, church events, and corporate events.

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