Siblings Spread Joy During Quarantine with Chalk Art for 100 Days

by - July 07, 2020

Siblings Spread Joy During Quarantine with Chalk Art for 100 Days


Macaire Everett, 14, from Illinois created a series of chalk art for 100 days to entertain her brother Camden, 9, during the quarantine. 

What started as a casual way to entertain themselves amid the lockdown turned into a huge sensation that caught the eye of various international news channels.

'Oh, the Places You'll Go!'

Macaire usually comes up with the ideas, draws the art in colorful chalk on their driveway, and then Camden poses as the model.

“A lot of it comes from things we want to do and places we want to go after this is all over, so surfing is something Cam has always wanted to try when we go on spring break,” Macaire said.

Camden added, “I sometimes come up with ideas or sometimes go along with ideas she comes up with.”

Siblings Spread Joy During Quarantine with Chalk Art for 100 Days

Spreading joy, rain or shine!

The siblings started their chalk art project on March 26, when the COVID-19 lockdowns also began. 

As more and more friends and curious neighbors stopped by to watch the siblings, they decided to continue doing their art, seeing that they are making other people happy.

Siblings Spread Joy During Quarantine with Chalk Art for 100 Days

“When I came out and saw the first ones and that is really neat how she incorporated Cam into the pictures, and it turned into one then another and another, and they just keep getting better and better, and sometimes we’re racing the weather, and sometimes she’ll spend hours creating the scene,” their father, Matthew, said in an interview.

Macaire and Camden also thought about how they could continue their chalk art if it rained. Their father would clear a spot in their basement for the siblings to draw on when it was raining.

A collective effort by their family and their neighborhood

As reported, the whole family were involved in the siblings' chalk art: their father cleans their driveway each night, and their mother, Christine, makes sure they have enough chalk.

Even their neighbors and local businesses pitched in to help Macaire and Camden continue their chalk art by providing them with new chalk!

Siblings Spread Joy During Quarantine with Chalk Art for 100 Days

“We were running out of chalk one time and we hadn’t gotten a new order of it, and they were like, 'Here, have some of ours.' It’s really cool everybody is helping out; it’s what this time is about,” Macaire said in an interview with Chicago's WGN9.

As for the photos, Matthew initially used a tall ladder to take the pictures. However, by the 40th day, he bought a drone to take even better photos. 

This allowed Macaire to create bigger chalk art.

Siblings Spread Joy During Quarantine with Chalk Art for 100 Days

100 days of joy

On July 4, Macaire and Camden completed their 100th day of chalk art, just in time for the Fourth of July celebrations.

In a Facebook post, Christine said:

"The kids thank you for joining them on this journey so far. They are excited to share they are continuing their chalk adventures!

"We are so proud of the kids for achieving their goal of creating chalk art for 100 days in a row and gratefully overwhelmed by all of your support and motivating comments."



It's so heartwarming how these kids are making use of their talents and creativity not only to entertain each other during quarantine but also to spread joy to the people around them!

See more of Macaire's art on her Instagram!

Images courtesy of @macairesmuse/Instagram

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