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What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Between the Cracks

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Last week, fellow blogger Sanpiano posted this picture of a drawing on brick by artist and illustrator David Zinn. I was immediately hooked! I looked him up and discovered the beautiful trompe l’oeil chalk drawings he’s done all over his home town of Ann Arbor, Michigan (and elsewhere). I’m really in love with his use of found objects and how he lets the features of the spots on which he draws inform the subject.

He’s got a really fun website and a shop, though he was apparently unprepared for how popular it would be, so it is temporarily closed down. In the meantime, we can amuse ourselves with his equally entertaining Twitter account:

“Winter is a time of small victories, such as standing upright on the sidewalk.” @davidzinn_art

It was really difficult for me to stop myself from including all of his charming drawings, so I strongly recommend you check out his Instagram account for yourself. There’s lots of good stuff there.

David Zinn

David Zinn

This was the book that was the result of his first Indiegogo campaign

This was the book that was the result of his first Indiegogo campaign

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David Zinn

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

29 thoughts on “Between the Cracks

  1. Very fun. Would absolutely grab my attention if in my part of town.

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  2. oh my gosh! So darn cute!!

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  3. Since I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, I am amazed at the talent and creativity of others. David’s work touches the mind and heart.

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  4. So adorable!!!! I’ve always wanted a trompe l’oeil mural in my house. – Karen

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  5. brill; I love street art and spend hours recording what I can find here in London (often putting it on my posts). These are fab. Here’s one I saw the other day, I’m hoping the picture comes out when I add it here!)

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  6. So clever and original. Love them 🙂

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  7. I know it’s all about perspective but I will always wonder HOW these artists do that. Nice stuff & I would definitely buy the book.

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  8. Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  9. These are very cool. Thanks for the heads up.

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  10. Love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Love this. Ann Arbor is less than an hour from my home. When it warms up I must go searching for these delightful works of art.

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  12. Reblogged this on spencesgirl and commented:
    This was fascinating to me and not far from where I live. I hope you enjoy it.

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