I was very excited to be asked to participate in not one, but two street painting festivals in Germany this summer. I applied to attend the event in Wilhelmshaven on August 2-3, 2014, but then was also invited to go a week early and attend a smaller new event in Sogel on July 25-26. I will stay the week in Sogel and also participate in creating local murals and art in the town before heading over to Wilhelmshaven with other street artists from all over Europe. My younger daughter, Carmen will also be participating in both events, her first time to chalk outside the US. This will be my first time visiting Germany, and I am really looking forward to it.
Now I am working on what to chalk. I will be doing 3D art at both, and the theme for Sogel is "Welcome". Not sure how to work that into my art, so I'm struggling a bit. But that happens often. I have another week to work some ideas up, and I usually will come up with something that I am ultimately happy with and excited to chalk. I will be bringing powdered tempera paint and chalk, since the surface may require it. Last year during the festival, they had a nasty heat wave, so I'm hoping that won't be the case again this year.
I will also have my new 3D lens, which will help people see the art without a camera. Stay tuned for pictures!