We have said so many times that we should do a chalk pastel of Harold and the Purple Crayon. And so we finally did! There is just so much you can do with the inspiration from this favorite book! We have loved Harold and all his adventures since our Five in a Row days.
And so, one afternoon this week, we pulled out the chalk pastels. Just like Harold, we picked up the purple chalk pastel, and we started drawing.
First, the city skyline as in Harold and the Purple Crayon.
Then we each chose a letter from Harold’s ABCs and made purple chalk pastel pictures from the letters – just like Harold did!
And still there are still so many more we can do!
I encourage you to pull Harold and the Purple Crayon off your shelf or pick it up at your local library. Then pick up your purple chalk pastel – or crayon – and go on an artistic journey like Harold did.
Because you ARE an Artist!
Free eBook and More!
- Get your FREE ebook! Getting Started in Chalk Pastel Art.
- See how you can get started in just three steps! Watch the one minute You ARE an Artist video at Southern Hodgepodge.
- A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase, and links to all of Nana’s other pastel lessons (100+ free lessons now) are all contained in the post Pastels plus links to tutorials plus the video The Very Few Must Have Supplies for Chalk Pastel Art. A simple set is very affordable. Nana also teaches acrylic lessons.
- The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.
- Encouragement: You Can Be an Artist! 10 Day series and Art for All Ages 10 Day series
- Be sure to subscribe to our Hodgepodge YouTube channel for free video art tutorials!