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 :

Sparkle said...

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

xo

jane said...

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

Kelinha said...

So nice ;)
Happy b'day =)

Leah said...

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

the creation of beauty is art. said...

Aww that is so cute! :)
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villitruusut said...

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

Joana said...

Awww, so cute and utterly sweet!

Keit said...

Hahahah, super cute.Great idea!

Miss Funny Face said...

Aww this is so cute!! Nice pictures :)

The Melting Pot - by Laura said...

That's really sweet. Happy birthday.

Brigita said...

Looks so perfect and lovely!
You deserve it!


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xx Brigita

Stephanie said...

Ohh.. really nice photos!
Love it (:

xo
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Thrifted Shift said...

What lovely birthday memories! So sweet!
--TS

Helena Natanael said...

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

Flapjack Melody said...

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

FJM
x

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Katrina said...

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. :)

Alina Anghel said...

lovely photos! xx

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Tanii said...

happy birthday! :)

Mica said...

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

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Identity Unknown said...

So creative!

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xx

Fashion Blawger said...

Awww, that is so cute! Happy belated birthday! <3

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Angie Soekhram said...

A bit late... But happy bday!

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