Chalk Wall Art!

POSTED BY on Jul 25, 2014

I was so excited when I was asked to be the first artist to draw a mural on the new chalk wall that we installed down at the Make-A-Wish Foundation! The chalk wall is right in their entry when you walk into reception and will have new artists install a drawing each month.

It's a large wall, so I wanted to be sure to really use the entire space as fully as possible. I had never worked with chalk at this scale, so it was a fun challenge. I drew my inspiration from camping -- the perfect summer activity. And who better to imagine at a crazy camp-out? MONSTERS! I wanted to show what a monster campfire might look like, so I really got into the weirdness of the characters in their monster forest setting, but juxtaposed with some "normal people” activities. Below are pictures of my process from start to finish.

It was super fun to create and I couldn't have done it for a better organization. It will be up through mid-August.

Jessixa Bagley is a firm believer in pie and #2 round sable brushes.

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Aug 19, 2014 at 10:31am

Awesome mural Jessixa!!


Jul 30, 2014 at 9:00am

Love it!! Now I want to go camping :)


Jul 25, 2014 at 4:37pm

This is even better than pie.


Jul 25, 2014 at 2:56pm

You've set the bar high, Jessixa.

Roasting jelly beans! Oh yeah!