A great idea came out of the Ohio River Valley Artist Guild Blog. We are going to create a chalk mural on the great blank canvas of a floodwall that is at the corner of WALL street and FRONT street. (next to my studio) The event will take place on May 8th from 5-9pm as part of the Maysville Art Walk, Tromp+Trolley and all children between the ages of 1-100 are invited to participate!
It will be a great opportunity for me to practice my chalk drawing skills, because the very next day in Burlington, KY, I will participate in the Burlington Sidewalk Chalk Festival. I have no experience in chalk art, but my good friends Butch and Mary Ann at the Tousey House in Burlington offered me a meal at their wonderful restaurant. I can’t sing for my supper, but I will gladly make a chalk drawing! The event is Saturday, May 9th from 9am-6pm. I have an ambitious idea, you will have to come and see how it turns out!
I have been very busy getting ready for Friday’s art walk…along with other important projects. I have not been making much art, and when I don’t make art, it’s like a psych patient not getting their medicine… So found some time to do a large drawing with charcoal and chalk on paper. It’s titled “What I would Rather Be Doing” I am very much in love with this painting. When i finished it, I spent at least an hour gazing at it with a big grin.