Tuesday, August 18, 2009

in the land of chalk drawings

This past weekend, Roger and I ventured to the MOV (Museum of Vancouver) to check out the new Velo-City exhibit, an exhibition of the bicycle revolution in Vancouver. On our way in, we got a tad sidetracked by the giant chalkboard wall the museum had... we couldn't resist adding our own tags to the hundreds of others. This photo of Roger reminded me of that old cartoon Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings... one of my faves when I was a wee one... does anyone else remember it?.. maybe it was only on in Canada and the UK? Click here to see an episode.

ps. remember to enter the august giveaway!

19 comments:

Dionne said...

Oh that is so cool! I wonder what people wrote on there? All sorts of scrawls and secrets and stories. How fun!

Christie Cottage said...

Very cool!

Brings back a child hood memory :-)

Stacey said...

Fantastic image from your day. :)

Kate & Oli said...

i wanted to let you know that i wrote up your giveaway on my blog (http://kateandoli.blogspot.com/), but i didn't want to cheat by posting it in the giveaway comments (i already entered!)

jen said...

how cool! i love big pieces of art that everyone can be a part of. it's so fun to see what people add to it!

Almost Precious said...

Love hands on exhibits and interactive exhibits. How fun !

Sherryl said...

Vancouver is on our list of vacation spots!

our little love nest said...

Love that show and Roger in that photo really does remind me of it too. My husband said he saw it when he was a kid too and he is from here in America. We always sing the theme song together while I draw things with our best (ok we kinda suck at it) British accents. xo

M.M.E. said...

I never saw the show but there was a weird Donald Duck cartoon about Mathland. There was a lot of chalk in that one. Have you ever bought 'chalkboard in a spray can'? I heard they even make magnetic ones now!

Little Gray Pixel said...

I so want to make my own wall now -- I have a lot of angst I could unleash with a piece of chalk.

the Lost Earring said...

How cool! I've never heard of it, but I've seen the funny parody sketch of it on SNL. Mike Meyers would be sitting in the bathtub with whoever the SNL guest was that night, and they'd sing a funny version of that song and goof around :) Chalk art is so much fun :)

Jenni said...

that sounds like a great museum! I will have to check it out when I finally made that trip to BC

Alicia Istanbul said...

Oh my gosh! I remember Simon. I used to watch him as a kid (I was born and raised in Canada). Awww, thanks for bringing up such a cute childhood memory.

Kylie B said...

Oh wow sounds kool! Though I'm a tad too far to come and see it .....

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Holy cow! That looks awesome!

Becky Pool said...

I would love to see that exhibit!

RosyRevolver said...

So cool! We had a tunnel on the college campus at NC State that was dedicated to graffiti. It looked the same way, only in a million colors. The picture of Roger totally took me back . . . sigh!

Kate8085 said...

This totally rules!!
What a killer photo.
I never saw the show growing up,
but I do remember the SNL skits.
I miss museums. Closest one is an hour away. How freakin' nutso is that?

Andrea said...

well you know my name is Simon, and the things I draw come true! I used to LOVE that little show!