Soren and I spend a lot of time outside, just puttering around the yard and keeping busy with the most ordinary things like mud, rocks and water. We have quite a stash of sidewalk chalk, and often break that out to use too.
Chris has become quite enamored of a traditional decorative art form from India called Rangoli, that involves chalk, or often, colored stone powder. Created by women, these decorative designs are made in living areas as well as outside one's house and are believed to be welcoming signs for benevolent deities. They're also considered good luck.
a few weeks ago.
Of course Soren, still in the midst of his all-eraser period of artmaking, enjoyed washing away my designs as quickly as I put them up.
So next time you're out with the sidewalk chalk, get down there and start drawing!