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Art and Peace

Fabulous blue sky weather and cool ocean breezes in Santa Barbara. Ran around the beach, tore about in a surrey and got a bit sunburnt with the west coast crew and droppers-in. The city participated in Chalk 4 Peace ~ a global art / peace project. I chalked it up with Cheetah and JT. Captain Al The Kiddie’s Pal did not watercolor a postcard to Congress, concerned that the Bush Administration, upon review of certain lists, would find his name and revoke his high-tier security clearance.

Our Chalk Drawings

We ambled past the skate park and music stage to the Sand Castle building contest. Some ingenue meticulously replicated Hogwarts and Hagrid’s hut from ocean materials with sand drip firs and seaweed willows. Whoa.

Then an old transient hippie with a rusty needle tried to tattoo Gummo. Tim-o yearned for a mesh tube top to better display his sculpted biceps. I returned to Los Angeles, looking for hints of the fire in Ojai. So far so safe. And I’m back to logging television.


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  1. Chalk4Peace2007 SEPT 15 -23 – The Global Street Art Event
    Written by razorsmile
    Thursday, 23 August 2007
    “OUR STREETS ‘R OUR MEDIA -WE have TOTAL access”

    The pavements are an untapped media resource through which we ordinary peace loving folk can share our messages, hopes, dreams, ideas and create a new momentum towards peace – at a certain point there is critical mass in the cultural conversation which transforms into ACTION

    Please copy this & forward this to your contacts
    Mission Possible – “Our World Working For ALL of Us”

    Chalk4Peace2007 SEPT 15 -23 – The Global Street Art Event – ITS HAPPENNING – United Kingdom.. United States.. Egypt.. Austria.. Germany.. Canada.. Ecuador.. Puerto Rico.. France.. Chile.. Iran.. Iraq.. Mexico.. Spain.. Italy.. Cypress.. Israel.. Your Town.. -EVERYWHERE!

    see video from last year

    We CAN Make THE Difference!

    THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15th to 23rd Chalk4Peace!

    You are invited to Take Action! – (“Scroll down for WHAT CAN YOU DO?”)
    To Participate in this GLOBAL outpouring of public art. Where we makeour personal statements for peace on the pavements and sidewalks of our cities all over our world.

    Chalk4Peace IS HAPPENING!

    All around the globe, together we are decorating, dedicating and
    declaring, in deep sincerity our collective call for peace.

    Chalk4Peace is about our empowerment. We The People, our global culture, all people everywhere and our common desire to live in peace.

    The Chalk4Peace project has already transformed the experience of thousands of people attending demonstrations for peace all over the world during the past 4 years. Chalk4Peace is both a tool and a conduit for non violent public self expression, and participation in the growing global movement for peace.

    Chalk4Peace is an opportunity for all of us of all ages to make our feelings known, especially the young, whose future is in dire jeopardy as our global village falls faster and faster into the fear breeding fear breeding fear spiral.

    Our global culture is teetering on the edge of extinction.

    No 1 person alone can turn this around, but together WE CAN!

    “The Structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man, one party,or one nation. It must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of the whole world” … Eleanor Roosevelt

    Our basic human instincts drive us to seek safety. This is what this chaos is all about.Our essential human survival instincts are acting out of context with the wider global cultural need resulting in mistrust, fear and conflict.

    Everywhere the media bombards us with WAR TALK, distractions and negative belief patterns that encourage us to believe that the future of our world is out of our hands entirely.

    One place we still have communal access to, is OUR STREETS.

    We can balance our GLOBAL CONVERSATION with collective self-expression using OUR STREETS AS OUR MEDIA!

    Chalk4Peace is one step, a catalyst that can transform our global conversation as “we the people”, en masse make our statement that is our common aspiration for PEACE.

    START NOW! Just DO IT!

    Carry some chalk with you, invite a friend with you, to chalk inspirations on the pavement whenever and wherever you fancy.

    Chalk is harmless, cheap and washes away within a few days.

    Especially PARTICIPATE in the Sept 15th to 23rd GLOBAL Chalk4Peace ACTION!

    Make it happen in your Community!

    (Scroll down for “WHAT CAN YOU DO?”)

    Lets us turn our grey streets into a living river of colour and possibility – With poetry, hearts, peace symbols, empowering statements, also expressions of our frustrations and despair.

    All will be seen for several days by thousands of people, then as they are washed away by the elements WE CAN CONTINUE to find fresh places to Chalk4Peace.

    We don’t need to be an artist to Chalk4Peace. Every statement, however small or large becomes part of the amazing tapestry that is our global future.

    This unique event conceivably, could be the largest of its kind in modern history. It is a global effort that is happening.

    We The People are spreading the word and making the effort to be a part of this huge creative endeavour to bring Peace back into the equation.

    It is our goal for at least one million or more of us to participate with this sidewalk/pavement chalk extravaganza, at thousands of locations, in as many countries, cities and towns around the world as is possible.

    So WHAT CAN YOU DO to help make this happen?

    1. NETWORK/POST this email to your friends, contacts and where ever else seems appropriate
    2. JOIN the Yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Chalk4Peace or send a blank email to:
    Chalk4Peace-subscribe@yahoogroups.com to network with others around the world who will be Chalking4Peace.
    3. EMAIL: viziondanz@infinitepossibility.org to let us know what you are doing in your community, and please send us pictures. Or to find out how you can participate in the project.
    4. ARRANGE with you local businesses, libraries, churches, mosques, synagogues, restaurants, supermarkets etc to chalk on the pavement outside their premises on the 15th – 23rd of September and whenever else. IDENTIFY public squares such as Trafalgar Square in London and invite all your friends and your friends’ friends to show up with a few boxes of chalk, or even get some from your local quarry. TAKE extra chalk with you to hand out to passers-by.
    5. USE this Email as a press release for you local TV, Radio and Newspapers. Let them know that Chalk4Peace is happening ASAP to get the momentum going.
    6. DOCUMENT YOUR Chalk4peace actions with photos and video. Send them to your local media – copies for our website will be greatly appreciated – send to: viziondanz@infinitepossibility.org
    7. ENGAGE co-creatively in local communal efforts, strengthen working relationships and find what it takes to stand for peace and freedom.
    8. Have lots of FUN and keep on Chalking4Peace after the September event.

    “FUN The Final Frontier”

    How did Chalk4Peace begin? “Message in a bottle”

    for Chalk4Peace locations in America

    Its time for us to move beyond the “No to War” position and come together “Saying Yes2Peace”

    “If we don’t create our future, our past will create it for us”

    Lets skip the war bit and just get to the peace

    Greet someone new today, look into their eyes, smile, say hello, shake their hand … LET THE PEACE BEGIN!

    Brian :)

    “There is nothing wrong with our world, we are just having a weird conversation”
    “Reclaim the conversation”
    “Our New World Order IS Love

    The Synergy Project video

    “Celebration, Our Journey, Our Destination”


    Dedicated to the child inside each one of us, All the children and All the children to come

    e-mail: viziondanz@infinitepossibility.org
    Homepage: http://www.infinitepossibility.org

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