Once again this year I'm a participating artist in the VIA ARTE ITALIAN STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL, a local art festival whose main purpose is to raise money for local art educational programs. If you are not familiar with street painting, it's where a large pavement area is blocked off, artists are given squares (mine is 7x7) and over the course of two days a fantastic piece of art is created using pastel chalk. There will be music and fun for all. I have two weeks to come up with my art project for this year. There is a certain feeling of liberation in knowing that no matter how great or how awful the chalk pastel art project comes out, in the end, rain or wind or traffic... will wipe it all away. The only drawback is that last year it took a deep tissue massage to work out the kinks in my back from working bent over on my knees for so long. I can't wait!
Quote of the Day:
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. ~ Helen Keller