This past weekend I attended a street painting festival. I was amazed at the creative and colorful designs painted temporarily in chalk in the middle of several roped off streets. Did I say temporary? Yes that is exactly what I said and under rain threatening skies as well!
Don’t get me wrong I appreciated the talent and skill of these artists, but to roll around on the hard asphalt, covered from head to toe in the medium and then have your labors washed away or simply run over buy a garbage truck, well that is just—simply put, dedication.
Some of the creations were simple, but some were quite intricate reproductions of museum pieces. Today they are gone, underfoot or tire, and it just rubs me the wrong way.
As I watch these hard-working artists put down something that will gone with the wind I think of the words spoken by the late Martin Luther King Jr….
~Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better. ~
As for me personally…I’ll stick with a hopscotch board.