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Easter, Disney, SpongeBob and more inspire amazing sidewalk chalk art across Alabama

Alabama has gotten after it with sidewalk chalk this week, y'all.

Well before Sunday's severe weather, readers made the most of their time in isolation to create some amazing designs on their driveways, streets and more, drawing inspiration from a variety of sources.

Few of us want to shelter in place. But since we're all in this together, let's share the creativity that results from our boredom. With more time on our hands, we noticed an increase in sidewalk chalk activity outside people's homes or wherever they might find a concrete canvas (with a safe distance around them, of course).

So we asked you to send us your complex artistic designs or inspirational encouragement, and you did not disappoint. Easter, SpongeBob, Batman and much more influenced the following pieces from up and down the state.

See the amazing sidewalk chalk design readers sent us below:

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"Disney chalk art in Athens, Ala. Artists are Kate Coblentz, Abbie Coblentz, Emma Newby and Grace Newby." (Courtesy of Julie Coblentz)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"Disney chalk art in Athens, Ala. Artists are Kate Coblentz, Abbie Coblentz, Emma Newby and Grace Newby." (Courtesy of Julie Coblentz)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"Disney chalk art in Athens, Ala. Artists are Kate Coblentz, Abbie Coblentz, Emma Newby and Grace Newby." (Courtesy of Julie Coblentz)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"Disney chalk art in Athens, Ala. Artists are Kate Coblentz, Abbie Coblentz, Emma Newby and Grace Newby." (Courtesy of Julie Coblentz)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"Disney chalk art in Athens, Ala. Artists are Kate Coblentz, Abbie Coblentz, Emma Newby and Grace Newby." (Courtesy of Julie Coblentz)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"Disney chalk art in Athens, Ala. Artists are Kate Coblentz, Abbie Coblentz, Emma Newby and Grace Newby." (Courtesy of Julie Coblentz)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"Disney chalk art in Athens, Ala. Artists are Kate Coblentz, Abbie Coblentz, Emma Newby and Grace Newby." (Courtesy of Julie Coblentz)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"This was done by our neighbor's daughter Millie. We live in Spanish Fort." (Courtesy of Roger Wheeler)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"This was a math project that their teacher had them do for enrichment last week. They had to use eight shapes and create something and then enlarge it using a scale that she gave them and draw it out with sidewalk chalk. It was a fun project and the whole family got involved! Shoutout to Mrs Kelly Cleere at OBES! This was her last year teaching. She's retiring and it's sad, but she had to go out like this because of the coronavirus. The kids didn't even get to hug her goodbye! She is an amazing teacher!" (Courtesy of Jessica Blakely - Orange Beach, Ala.)Jessica Blakely

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"This was a math project that their teacher had them do for enrichment last week. They had to use eight shapes and create something and then enlarge it using a scale that she gave them and draw it out with sidewalk chalk. It was a fun project and the whole family got involved! Shoutout to Mrs Kelly Cleere at OBES! This was her last year teaching. She's retiring and it's sad, but she had to go out like this because of the coronavirus. The kids didn't even get to hug her goodbye! She is an amazing teacher!" (Courtesy of Jessica Blakely - Orange Beach, Ala.)Jessica Blakely

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"This was a math project that their teacher had them do for enrichment last week. They had to use eight shapes and create something and then enlarge it using a scale that she gave them and draw it out with sidewalk chalk. It was a fun project and the whole family got involved! Shoutout to Mrs Kelly Cleere at OBES! This was her last year teaching. She's retiring and it's sad, but she had to go out like this because of the coronavirus. The kids didn't even get to hug her goodbye! She is an amazing teacher!" (Courtesy of Jessica Blakely - Orange Beach, Ala.)Jessica Blakely

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Raegan from Saraland, Ala. (Courtesy of Savanna Trotter)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Lafayette, Ala. (Courtesy of Emily Milford)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

The Garrett Family from Weaver, Ala. (Courtesy of Stephanie Garrett)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

The Garrett Family from Weaver, Ala. (Courtesy of Stephanie Garrett)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Beverly Garrett Choccolocco, Ala. (Courtesy of Stephanie Garrett)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

(Courtesy of Derry Herring)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

(Courtesy of Derry Herring)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

(Courtesy of Derry Herring)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

(Courtesy of Derry Herring)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"My name is Julie Cooper and the kids I babysit did some awesome sidewalk chalk art! we had a lot of fun spreading joy to the neighbors that walked by!" (Courtesy of Julie Cooper)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"My name is Julie Cooper and the kids I babysit did some awesome sidewalk chalk art! we had a lot of fun spreading joy to the neighbors that walked by!" (Courtesy of Julie Cooper)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"My name is Julie Cooper and the kids I babysit did some awesome sidewalk chalk art! we had a lot of fun spreading joy to the neighbors that walked by!" (Courtesy of Julie Cooper)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"My name is Julie Cooper and the kids I babysit did some awesome sidewalk chalk art! we had a lot of fun spreading joy to the neighbors that walked by!" (Courtesy of Julie Cooper)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

(Courtesy of Allan Blocker)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

(Courtesy of Derry Herring)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

(Courtesy of Derry Herring)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"My 20-year-old son (Michael from Denver) drew this on our driveway one week ago. In memory of Bill Withers! He's not quite finished, but we're supposed to get rain and snow tomorrow." (Courtesy of Gayla Kokai)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

(Courtesy of Gayla Kokai)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"Hi! & Happy Easter 2020 I am 5yrs old - Kj." (Courtesy of Barbara Johnson)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Noa & Vivi Shillabeer of Ozark, Ala. (Courtesy of Steve Clouse)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Elaine Covington and her daughter Miya in Fultondale, Ala. (Courtesy of Elaine Covington)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Elaine Covington and her daughter Miya in Fultondale, Ala. (Courtesy of Elaine Covington)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Elaine Covington and her daughter Miya in Fultondale, Ala. (Courtesy of Elaine Covington)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Elaine Covington and her daughter Miya in Fultondale, Ala. (Courtesy of Elaine Covington)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Elaine Covington and her daughter Miya in Fultondale, Ala. (Courtesy of Elaine Covington)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Morgan Shockley of Hoover and participant at The Exceptional Foundation. (Courtesy of Robbie Lee)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"From Harper and Evers Sikes." (Courtesy of Lucy Arnold Sikes)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"From Harper and Evers Sikes." (Courtesy of Lucy Arnold Sikes)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"From Harper and Evers Sikes." (Courtesy of Lucy Arnold Sikes)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"We wanted to share some of our art from the past couple of week. We are chalking it all up to extreme boredom! RTR!" (Courtesy of Lucy Arnold Sikes)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"We wanted to share some of our art from the past couple of week. We are chalking it all up to extreme boredom! RTR!" (Courtesy of Lucy Arnold Sikes)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"We wanted to share some of our art from the past couple of week. We are chalking it all up to extreme boredom! RTR!" (Courtesy of Lucy Arnold Sikes)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"Here is our pic. We think it is awesome. His name is Sawyer :)." (Courtesy of Summer and Matthew Chance)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"Justice Family Chalk Pics in Fairhope, Ala." (Courtesy of Sonda Justice)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Justice Family Chalk Pics in Fairhope, Ala." (Courtesy of Sonda Justice)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Justice Family Chalk Pics in Fairhope, Ala." (Courtesy of Sonda Justice)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"Marly Jackson and Mary Raynor Phifer. Freshman at Vestavia High School!" (Courtesy of Todd Jackson)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Mike Woods in Birmingham, Ala. (Courtesy of Mike Woods)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Lanett, Ala. (Courtesy of Jimmy Sands)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"My neighbor works at UAB and his sweet daughter Bella, and my other neighbor Lydia, left him a message in my cul-de-sac the other day. My son Ben took this photo with his drone for a much clearer shot if the message...Pretty cool huh? Enjoy and stay safe...and Strong!!" (Courtesy of Rhonda Shelby)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"Sidewalk chalk by Addison Guidry, Homewood, Ala." (Courtesy of Jim Webb)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"Here are a few designs my daughter has done over the last 3 weeks of being quarantined due to a low immune system and asthma. The chalk has brought her a lot of happiness being that she can't leave the house." (Courtesy of Christy Clark)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"Here are a few designs my daughter has done over the last 3 weeks of being quarantined due to a low immune system and asthma. The chalk has brought her a lot of happiness being that she can't leave the house." (Courtesy of Christy Clark)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"Here are a few designs my daughter has done over the last 3 weeks of being quarantined due to a low immune system and asthma. The chalk has brought her a lot of happiness being that she can't leave the house." (Courtesy of Christy Clark)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"Here are a few designs my daughter has done over the last 3 weeks of being quarantined due to a low immune system and asthma. The chalk has brought her a lot of happiness being that she can't leave the house." (Courtesy of Christy Clark)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Amelia Wilson. (Courtesy of Sarah Wilson)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Joie Black in Vestavia, Ala. (Courtesy of Joie Black)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Joie Black in Vestavia, Ala. (Courtesy of Joie Black)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

(Courtesy of Anthony Sanders)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

(Courtesy of Debra Melaney)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

Fort Payne, Ala. (Courtesy of Darlene Hunter)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

"Chalk art by Mandy Dudley and her two daughters Grace and Emma done at Turning Point UMC parking lot. (Courtesy of Cam Price)

Sidewalk Chalk Alabama

The Rowlands in Mobile, Ala. (Courtesy of Todd Rowland)

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