Quarantine might have trapped us inside the shells of our houses; however, some people are finding ways to escape the mundane repetition of our reality and venture out on colorful adventures. A family in Atlanta use bright chalk crayons to create wondrous settings for the family’s children to play in.
Abbey Burns Tucker started a series of photos on her Facebook page showcasing a variety of fun and playful situations where her daughters interact with the drawings on the concrete. It’s small wonder that such colorful photographs attracted thousands of likes and hundreds of comments from people on social media.
Bored Panda reached out to Abbey for some additional information and the woman gladly offered some exclusive tidbits. “We live outside of Atlanta in GA. We have four girls ages 2 to 13. I love photography, mainly just shooting my girls,” she briefly introduced their family. When asked how she came up with the colorful series, Tucker admitted that it all started with just one simple drawing: “During the beginning of the quarantine, my oldest drew some balloons. I took a photo of my littlest in them and loved it.”
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“Being outside almost every day, we started drawing more and more,” the mother explained. “We saw how everyone was really enjoying them and just kept going,” she added. Tucker also revealed that the inspiration for different drawings comes from a variety of sources: “I have used the internet for some ideas, friends and family have offered some, and others I just try to imagine what it would be like to go places you can only imagine right now.” It usually takes from an hour to two to finish the chalk drawing. However, the photograph itself can be much more difficult to complete. “The photo just depends on how the little one is cooperating,” Tucker added.
“I love coming up with an idea, drawing it, and then seeing if it worked,” the woman behind the series explained. “The goal is for it to look like Charlotte is truly in these adventures.” When asked how people have responded to the photos published online, Tucker revealed that the response was more positive than she’d anticipated. “The comments have been heartfelt and real,” she said. “I have seen lots better chalk art out there, but I think the added touch of my little one immersed in the adventure is what makes our art different,” Tucker concluded by specifying what makes her series unique.