This past weekend I was at my favorite festival of the year – Marietta ChalkFest! They expanded a bit from last year so there was a huge selection of artists from all over. It is always great to make new friends and catch up with the ones you don’t get to see that often. I have never met a group of people with so much energy and passion, it is so uplifting.
Marietta is my favorite festival for many reasons, but how we are treated and organization are the two big ones. The people that put together the festival really go out of their way to make sure you feel welcome, are comfortable, and to let you know that you are appreciated. With each visit my Husband and I are just more and more determined that Georgia is where we need to be. Enough praise just cannot be given to the organizers for their organization. They really had thought of everything – we had tarp’s lining the street so we could all cover for rain as a group, guys with leaf blowers to move the rain off the plastic, and even hand washing stations! It was incredible.
It was a Halloween themed festival this year so I decided to do a Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) piece. It was 10x10ft and took about 12 hours, although that is just a guess since there were lots of rain delays. And my sponsor was Resurgens Orthopaedics, which I decided to incorporate into the piece instead of just below.