Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pasadena Music Festival

famous photograph
praying girl

Thanks to my new found love for Yelp, I've been finding a lot of cool events in my area. For example, this weekend Abraham and I went to the Pasadena Music Festival. It's one of the biggest free music festivals in California.

Later on, we swung by the Chalk festival that was happening down the street. Aren't you amazed by the talent of these artists? I wish I was this good with chalk!

artist + woman
flower crown

I included every artist with their work (unless they weren't around.) Most of the pieces were either being worked on or unfinished. At first, I was a bit bummed I wasn't going to see some pieces finished but I was happy to have been able to capture the artists hard at work on their pieces. I was really inspired by how much effort they were putting into it and how much fun they were having. I'm going to check the guidelines for the Chalk Contest (so maybe I can enter next year.) I would love to be part of such a neat event!

blue bird
Mexican art

Since Abe and I were short on cash this week, the Pasadena festival was a great way to have fun and spend minimal money. There was stages all over the city and it was so packed. We were lucky to have gotten close enough to see Ra Ra Riot (They were awesome.) The music festival lineup was mostly of indie bands such as The Morning Benders and Best Coast.

& In honor of Father's Day, here is my favorite photo of my father and I.

Dad and me

Love you Dad! I hope you all had a great Father's Day with your Dad's! ♥


Meena Dhuga said...

those chalk drawings are amazing - and love the pic of you and your dad, so cute :) Hope you had a good weekend.

Meena xxx

Anita said...

The chalk drawings are so beautiful. I wish we had something like that in Australia. And the photo of you and your father is so adorable. I hope you had a great father's day :-)

Nicky。♥ said...

beautiful draw *___*

Ser Vlad said...

As always a wonderful series of shots. The colours are so amazing!
The pics with your father is very sweet.. ;)
Have a nice week Brenda!

Felicia said...

What a neat festival! I especially love one of the afghan girl from national geographic. Beautiful artwork! I need to start using yelp to find things to do in my area.

Also, cute photo of you and your dad!

Olga said...

I hope you had a great Father's Day! What an adorable picture with your dad :) Plus, it looks like a fun day of art.

rebecca said...

wow, what talented artists. those drawings are amazing.

Xay B. said...

This is great. I was going to ask if you did these, but I had to keep reading down the post. Great find tho!

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-Xay B.

galatea. said...

this is absolutely incredible! how did i not know about this event? soo disappointed to have missed something this amaaazing! lucky you, and nice job on capturing the event- looked great x

Kathryn said...

The chalk drawings are incredible! Adorable picture of you and your father, too :)

Anita said...

Sorry for posting twice but I couldn't find any other way of reaching you!

I gave you the Stylish Blogger Award, I know your blog isn't very fashion related but it is still amazing. Anyway here's the link:

Rachel Emma (Daydream Frenzy) said...

These are amazing!!! If only I had that kind of talent...


tasha faye said...

these are stunning! <3 i love the second one and the drawing of the girl with the pink flower wreath especially. xxx

Li + Belle said...

The festival looks cozy. The chalk painter painted great - fascinating.

la stanza in fondo agli occhi said...

One of the artist is drawing a Steve McCurry's shot! McCurry is my favourite photojournalist. I went to Perugia last year to see an exhibition of his works!

LikeSpinningPlates said...

ooo these are so beautiful! It's amazing how they do that. I've actually never seen these in real life before. Love it. =)

mesconfessionsparisiennes said...

so cute the photo with your dad ! come :)

Amylou said...

The artists' work is just stunning! That would be amazing to see!

tattina said...

Dear Brenda,thank you for sharing.
The chalk festival impressed me grately.

jamie said...

omg yesss.. that scene gets me Every time!! makes me think of my father and makes me cry like a baby :(

Brenda said...

Thank you for your comments everyone! <3

Anita: Thank you so much for the award, you're so sweet!

A Lost Feather said...

WOW. those are unbelievable! i'd looove to go to a festival like that!

and oh my gosh haha.. that photo of you and your dad is sooooo adorable!

Estelle said...

My jaw dropped when I saw the chalk drawing of that little girl praying. I just stared at it for like a minute- AMAZING that someone did that with chalk! I couldn't even do that with....anything!

Your photos are so pretty as always Brenda. Are you going to go professional yet? All of us on the blogosphere are loving your work :)

What is Yelp? Whatever it is....great work finding this festival. I wish I lived in California, going by your blog it constantly looks like an amazing place to live.

Also, I just want to say thank you sooo much for your comments on my blog! Your blog has been one of my absolute favourites since the start, when both of us had just started and only had about 5 followers each, and it still is. It makes me so happy when I see a comment from you! When you said the quality of my photos was good it made my day lol...coming from you I know I must be getting better with my amateurish photograph skills!

Hope you have a lovely week dear x x x

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Fransisca Angela said...

those chalk drawings are such an absolute eyegasm. it makes the floor way much easy to watch. and lucky you to see Ra Ra Riot.
this is such a neat post.
have a great week!