Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hot temps and Italian Street Painting finale...

Hot again today! More time in my pool :) In fact, everything must be able to go in my pool.... Toys, bugs and tunnels too!
Love my tunnel...so snaggleable!
Late in the day when the hot temps were on their way down...to less than super scortching, we made a dash back to the Youth In Arts Italian Street Painting Festival.
Being post-scheduled festival times....I was able to join mom and dad and take a lap through to view the amazing works!
Bella Terra / Beautiful Earth was the theme this year at the 17th annual festival.
Squares were bought and artists were chosen or volunteered, all proceeds going towards the Youth In Art non-profit in our county. I was polite and walked nicely with dad..... I did snaggle a few chalk samples...not sure what I think of that...can't say chalk is very tasty...but it was everywhere!
The painting below was a very special one, as it was in memory of a 14-yo golden who had passed over the Rainbow Bridge quite recently.
Even met a few new friends :)
Young new pals too!
Lots of space for younger artists.
Avatar!
Back to this sweet painting and memory.
A few more artists busy finishing...it was about 8pm by this time.
Each piece was beautiful! What a transformation of colors and images.
As the light lowered, we made our way home. Thinking about the artists still finishing up... What an event!
Many photographs and many memories will hold these images, as sadly the streets are reversed back to just streets soon....
And, onward we go. Have a nice week pals!

27 comments:

  1. What amazing paintings.

    Hey! It looks like you have a whole water fun park at your place. Good thing when it's hot.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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  2. What a great day you had. Tunnel in the pool - sounds interesting! Those paintings are so beautiful!

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  3. Oh, wow, we should have gone! The art looks really beautiful. It's remarkable what they can do with chalk. Glad Sierra got to enjoy it for a little while, too. It seems like she's matured a lot in the last couple months!

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  4. What a cool place you got to visit!! Those street paintings are beautiful!! I especially liked the tribute to the Golden too! So sweet!
    Those pictures of you with your toys and the pool are so funny!! Glad to see you are keeping cool in this heat!

    Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

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  5. I'm surprised that it's hot there now. I remember it being foggy most of the time at this time of year...

    Amazing drawings. I love the golden and the memories associated with him. I also loved the bear - of course! I love bears in general.

    Too bad that the street can't be reserved for a little while so that people can keep enjoying those beautiful drawings!

    Glad that you made some friends, Sierra!

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  6. What a lot of fantastic images! I love the Golden and Avatar pictures the best, as I'm a fan of both of them :)

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  7. That is amazing! What talent these artists have. Of course the Golden was our favorite too :)
    Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures.

    Kisses,
    Emma Rose

    PS We are still waiting for it to get warm enough to get our pool set up.

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  8. My favorite was the one of the girl with the basket of flowers and the red scarf. What happens to those beauties when it rains? It all goes away? Oh my!!

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  9. Woof! Woof! That's FUNNY Sierra ...carrying your tunnel to your tiny pool. A very Golden Behavior. WOW! That an amazing Golden Art. With all that hard beautiful works of art ... wish its permanent. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  10. Wow, the paintings are just so cool! Glad you got to go with your pawrents. We have never tasted chalk before, so we don't know if it's tasty or not.


    Sam & June

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  11. Thank you for sharing these amazing drawings!

    It's hot here in Georgia too...we need to get out our pool!
    Licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy, Buddy

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  12. Look at the baby husky!!!!!!!!
    That's really cool that you got to go look around. Zim would have sampled the chalk, too. Just ... because.
    I love the one of the 14-yr old Golden!
    Tail wags,
    Storms

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  13. What talent on those streets! Amazing!

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  14. Wow! Your street painting festival is fabulous, Sierra Rose! What wonderful artists!
    It sure looks funny to see your tunnel floating in your pool!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  15. Oh what beautiful art.. All are so beautiful. The pup that crossed over the rainbow bridge made Mom leak...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

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  16. What pawesome pikhs!

    Of khourse, I love one of your new furiends!

    What a khutie!

    Thanks so much fur sharing all this with us!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  17. Hi, Sierra Rose!
    Glad you had a nice splashing time and then... a great time watching those artists!
    The paintings are beautiful!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  18. Thank you for sharing all the amazing pictures!! I'm surprised they allowed puppies to get near them, because, well, you know.... :)

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  19. Beautiful Beautiful art work - with chalk?!

    I am glad to see you can fit all your toys and your tunnel in your pool. Looks like a lot of fun!

    Wags and Kisses,
    Wrigley

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  20. OHHHHHHHH WOWOWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
    What an amazing paintings!!!!
    Thanks for sharing them with us!!!!
    And you Sierra look soooooooooooooooo happy and fresh in your pool!!!!
    We love your tunnel....maybe we could have one too!!!!
    ;-)))))))
    And your new furiends look sooooooooooooooo beautiful...we love love love the puppy!!!
    Have a great day sweety!!!!
    Sweet kisses and licks to all of you!!!
    SMACKKKKKKKKKKKK

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  21. Those street paintings are amazing...what talent! Stay cool my friend! :)

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  22. Wow! What an amazing event. So many talented artists. Looks like a day outing! Thank you for sharing the pics!

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  23. WOW! What a wonderful event and fantastic art!!! This may be one of moms favorite blog posts ever! :-)

    Luv,
    Cloud and his mom

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  24. Sierra, I think you need an inner tube next for your pool - lol! Loved the art event you attended, so many pretty drawings!
    Love,
    Scout

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  25. abso'toot'ly amazing...I'm in awe!

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  26. Re: Jack keeping cool

    A/C - 60 degrees! :)

    That's all it takes :)

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  27. Wow.... really, really IMPRESSED !
    love the pups too :-)
    GREAT art...... how do they do that :-) x x x

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