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Neighborhood Inspirational Chalk Walk

Updated: Sep 16, 2020

April showers bring May flowers or, in this case, chalk! This pretty little chalk walk was inspired by the shelter in place order issued here – in our very own neighborhood! It’s the perfect example of the positive side of humanity shining through with little artful acts of kindness. I’m inspired to create something of our own – something that brings happiness to the eyes and soul!

My biggest hope is that this chalk art brings a smile to you during this weird time, and that we all get to go outside and enjoy all the sights we want to very soon!

Photos by Mary Bea Photography

We Miss You chalk art

I first saw inspiring chalk messages popping up when the shelter in place order was first issued. Sadly, some of the most fun chalk art I saw got washed away by rain, but there’s still so much good stuff out there! And especially after the longest April known to man, here’s to a May that is bursting with color!

smiley face chalk art, San Jose

Don't Worry Be Happy chalk art, Mary Bea Photography

I’ve also noticed a lot of painted rocks popping up, which bring the most beautiful elements to neighborhood walks!

Peace, Love & Happiness chalk art, San Jose, California

painted rocks, San Jose neighborhood project

painted rock on a post, wild grasses, wildflowers

I must admit I’ve been enjoying the slow-down, because we have a new baby at home. I’m able to have my family all to myself and not worry about missing out, as everyone else is at home, as well! I love the way our community is coming together. Plus, the bright colors on the sidewalks and in greenbelts are so fun.

painted rock on a railroad tie, San Jose

Clearly, we have a great neighborhood! Everyone has really come through with the sunniest chalk art. I love seeing all of these bright colors against concrete – they are just so happy!

ombre painted rock, coronavirus encouragement

Isn’t it the sweetest?! I can’t wait to add some more details of our own, as well. There’s something about bringing people cheer!

stay the path chalk art, chalk art road, black and white

Have you created any chalk art in your own neighborhood?

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