Recently I had a day off and went down to Old Town Square in Fort Collins to make a little drawing.
I was working about 4 hours, and I finally realized why I love doing chalk art so much.
Creating chalk art is one of the best forms of networking and talking with people! Every time I work on a chalk piece I get to meet the most amazing people, and they are so open to telling me their stories.
I met the nicest man who told me all about his sons, and grandkids who he was visiting from Oregon. There was an enthusiastic guy who told me about his childhood living on a farm and how he got struck by lightning. I was also joined by a talented young photographer who will be starting her first year as CSU this fall. My favorite helpers were some children who sat and talked with me while I made the DownTown Daisy too.
I gain so much inspiration from the people I meet while doing Chalk art. I think I have figured out how to fight artists block when I feel it! I will just go somewhere and start chalking.
Chalk art is like a weird form of performance art because you don't get to just show people your final piece. You have to be vulnerable and make mistakes in front of the audience walking around you. It has this amazing invigorating feel. With chalk art you don't have time to be stuck in a rut, you just have to face the problem and figure it out as you go. It is such a freeing experience overtime I do it.