My original photo from my apple trees, in spring

Photo credit: Michael Hogan
Sept 30, 2017

Drawing in progress during the Chalk Art Festival.


"Apple Blossoms" Pastel on Paper 36"x 36" Sept. 30, 2017 $395

Crockett Row @West 7th Presents the Chalk Art Festival

I saw this event pop up in my facebook news feed and thought this would be a great way to showcase my pastel skills to the public instead of doing a live painting like I have in the past. When I arrived, I found a stop next to a young man named Granger, around the age of 12, that was drawing a comical image of an alien dressed in a sheep suit (he won 3rd place). He seemed like a talented and friendly guy. Can't wait to see what he does as a fully matured artist. His parents were pretty nice too. 

I myself had large goals and very little time to finish. The festival ran from 10am to 6pm. We each had buckets for "tips" that were eventually going to go for "The Art Station Benefit." While I didn't place at all, I did sell a few prints I brought along just in case. And as always, I really enjoyed talking to the patrons/audience and getting dirty on the ground.


1st Place (& People's Choice) - Rainbow Zebra by Diana Gibson

2nd Place - Anythings Possible (Dr. Seuss Dream) by Soraya McGarrh

3rd Place - Alien Sheep by Granger Krajca

Framing Dilemma 

While I was pleased that we were able to bring our artwork home, I'm not sure how I'm going to frame up this bad boy. It needs to find a home STAT! I'll have to figure something out before the  October 2017 Arts Goggle!