I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with doing chalk art. It is really hot working on the pavement under a summer sun. Your body has to be in uncomfortable positions for a fairly long period of time. If you stand up too fast to check your work, you get a head rush. The asphalt can be bumpy, challenging your blending ability. And you get really messy…which I guess is ok except when you need to touch or eat anything while working.
But I love being free to put art on a road for a festival. The colors become brilliant under the sun’s light. You get a great physical workout while creating. People show interest in the art process. You meet a variety of individuals- each with questions or antedotes to share. The best part is finishing though, having transformed a space into an entirely new one, shifting people’s thinking from asphalt to an idea. This is what makes me continue to do it.