Marietta ChalkFest, October 11-12, 2014
Marietta, Georgia was the venue for the second new festival on this year's chalk circuit for us. We were absolutely amazed by how well the festival was organized and how smoothly everything ran. Despite the frequent bouts of rain, most of the artworks suffered no damage whatsoever. A testament to the skill of their crews!
Top all of that off with the finest examples of Southern Hospitality, wonderful food, and the best company and we have all the makings of a wonderful festival.
This year's festival had a Halloween theme. We photographed our favorite nieces in costume and built an image of young witches learning to fly. Despite all of her efforts, the younger one just can't drive "stick."
The Atlanta Hawks basketball team sponsored our square and so we added a little half-court basketball flair to our image.
Between minor rain storms, we managed to get Alex started.
The hat makes the witch.
Every good witch needs a good pair of boots.
Right after fitting Alex with a hat and boots, the sky opens up. We took an hour's break.
After the rain, Wayne performed chalk CPR on Alex.
We were able to finish up our rendering of Alex on Saturday after the rains.
As a witch, if one cannot drive 'stick then one should try the next best thing: flying a vacuum cleaner.
Apparently, Catie is no better at flying the vacuum cleaner than she is at flying a traditional stick.
Day two at lunch time and Catie is complete.
Catie is completed just in time for a two hour lunch time downpour. The Marietta Crew handles the rain perfectly. Again, no damage to the artwork.
Fluffy the cat and her flying feather duster round out the flying lessons.
Can't drive 'stick. Then again, she's only thirteen.
Feather-dusting felines fly fast.
(and they like alliteration)
What Halloween themed image would be complete without a floating basketball?
We added a subtle Hawks reference with the shadow of a hawk in the upper background.
The upside-down distorted view of Catie.
And away we go with the finished painting.
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