A cherished memory: Drawing chalk art for my birthday

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wearing: Sportsgirl metallic dress; Sportsgirl boots

On a sunny afternoon in Prestons, me and my friend John sat on the road overlooking a farm. We pulled out fresh Jumbo chalks and started to draw. John etched out "Happy Bday Nat(star)" - my nickname from John and I marked out balloons and flowers and shadows and ribbons - whatever shapes my childhood memories could recall. 

When cars drove past I stood on my drawing guarding our work from their wheels as they inched past. I wasn't going to let them drive over it. Holding chalks and sitting out in the sunlight, it made me forget all my troubles of the day. I only cared about the pretty colours and the shapes, and perfecting the drawing. It was nice start to the evening - John treated me to a birthday dinner because he couldn't make it to my party. I will definitely cherish this memory.

The cupcakes were a gift from my cousin, who baked these herself. I salvaged these from the birthday party, still intact and pretty. I almost didn't want to eat them because they were perfectly iced and perfectly sprinkled.

xx Natalie


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22 comments :

  1. awwww that is sooo cute! :)
    happy b'day girl. all the best!

    xo

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  2. wow! tha chalkie idea is such a great idea!! the cupcakes looks amazing!! happy bday again!! xx

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  3. Sometimes we just need to chill out and do some doodling. Whatever works, yes?

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  4. My friend and I bought a pack of chalk and are going to spend that day drawing on the sidewalk! Lovely photos!
    xx

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  5. Awww, so cute and utterly sweet!

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  6. Hahahah, super cute.Great idea!

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  7. Aww this is so cute!! Nice pictures :)

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  8. Looks so perfect and lovely!
    You deserve it!


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    xx Brigita

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  9. What lovely birthday memories! So sweet!
    --TS

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  10. awww your boyfriend is so sweet.. happy belated birthday, Nat!

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  11. That chalk writing is too cute, I just love it..!

    FJM
    x

    http://flapjackmelody.blogspot.com

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  12. Thank you for stopping by, I am obsessed with Australia right now because some of the best party planning and creative women are right in your neck of the woods. I would love to visit one day. Happy belated Birthday...what a cool drawing. I'm following and if you'd like, please do the same. :)

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  13. lovely photos! xx

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  14. What a great way to spend the day! And those cupcakes look awesome :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  15. So creative!

    http://tainted-feathers.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  16. A bit late... But happy bday!

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