I was delighted that the Kerrville Chalk Festival was able to be held this year. It had to be cancelled last year. I had shared a post with my experience in 2019 here. My husband and I took a stroll through the downtown square where these artists express themselves through chalk and we had a great time. A couple of differences - last time I went early on the Sunday of the festival and we attended this time late Saturday afternoon. More of the artists are in these pictures as they were mostly still in 'creation' mode. I think it's quite interesting to see how they plan what they will draw - some with grids and some freehand. The artists are all ages and some come from our area and some are from out of town or even out of state. Hope you enjoy this look at the chalk art.
This artist was just in the beginning of her creation. If you enlarge the picture you can see what the final goal is - just to the right of the grid.
It was a bit difficult to determine what this creation would actually look like in the end until one looked over the artist's shoulder and saw the rooster shot in his lap. One little boy near us kept telling his Dad that this one was too weird. Ha! That eye was a bit creepy!
Since we're in October, a little Morticia and Gomez Addams seems appropriate, right?
And a little Ghostbusters as well!
This artist was younger than most though there was a 'kids' area for children to create. She seemed to be about middle school. I thought her creation was great - a longhorn, a roadrunner and an armadillo - Texas creatures!
Each festival has one creation that is '3D' and these flowers and butterflies are this year's 3D art. Can you see the effect? It was actually better looking at it through the lens of a camera or on your phone. Very nice!
Hope you had fun seeing the chalk art. Yes, I'm still reading and my latest reads are listed below. I enjoyed all and am continuing my R.I.P. reading. Only a couple of weeks left!
Twenty-one Days by Anne Perry - 1st in her Daniel Pitt series and mystery book group selection for November.
The Stranger Behind You by Carol Goodman
The Sanitorium by Sarah Pearse
Have a good week and I'll be back soon. Take care!