Winter Park Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival

30 11 2014

I’ve been pretty MIA in November, because, like a crazy person, I decided to once again participate in NaNoWriMo (50,000 words in 1 month). I did it in 2011 and still haven’t done a first edit of that manuscript. This time I wanted to force myself to work on a story I’ve been thinking of but putting off since mid-2011. Apart from pretty much giving up on life for a month, it’s pretty fulfilling to say – I survived the challenge!

This novel is much longer than my previous; I’m probably only a quarter of the way through. It’s a good start, but I’ll be excited to do something other than work and write for a while.

I did get to go to Winter Park in early November for a sidewalk chalk art festival. I’d never seen one before, and it was fantastic!

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First we went to the rose garden:

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Then we explored the art. It was right off of Park Ave, sprawling across the sidewalks in the grassy park in colorful, impressive squares.

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You wouldn’t believe how many pieces there were. I took more pictures with my cell phone and haven’t uploaded those yet, but even in these you can see it was a good turn out.

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I have to apologize in a way for not getting any of the artists’ names. It was a juried show, so you can see the numbers of their pieces, but many of them had names written by their art.

It was a beautiful night in Winter Park, which is beautiful pretty much always.

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Haven’t been to the place above yet, but it looked so nice in the lighting.

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