Image“Sea Vida” – 6′ x 8′  Bayshore Town Centre Annual Chalk Art Festival, Glendale, Wisconsin, August 17, 2013

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.

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