The Sidewalk Arts Festival is one of my favorite events of the year. It's such a good excuse to get outside and get messy with chalk. This year, I tried a different application technique with the chalk... It involves grinding the chalk into a fine powder and adding water to create a paste. The chalk went on a lot smoother and had a painterly look. The colors appeared more vibrant too. Give it a try yourself!
A few days later, I was surprised to see my square on Buzzfeed! They did a lovely write-up about the festival here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/sidewalk-art?utm_term=.myO7OwZxKG#.pgllwo9Ojm