Hi everyone, Steve Knots here.
Welcome to all the new visitors who we met over the weekend! I do chalk art as a side project when I have some down time between performing music, working as a sound engineer, and setting up solar-powered events in the Pittsburgh area.
I came down this weekend to visit family and be a part of Chalk on the Water at the Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, VA. Since I work in the circular format, I decided not to enter the competition for prize money, and instead did this piece as a donation to the festival.
I’ve been planning this piece for a while now and I was very happy it worked so well. It symbolizes Earth with all the world’s people around it, connected by a thin blue line.
My favorite moments were outlining the very pregnant Brenda (the audience loved this), doing “exploding hair” outlines with the girl scouts, and becoming a many-armed octopus.
Thank you Sue for the balcony view! We saw some really talented artists doing great work around us, including the absurdity of the pet cat dressed up in a costume and riding in a “Pink Cat-illac.”
In the evening Melissa and Jason at the new Lake Anne Brew House gave us a little preview of their brewery, reviving us with cold watermelon and A/C. We’re very excited to support them when they open, and apparently so are many curious locals who stopped to ask for beer.
Finally, a plug for my fundraiser: I’m doing chalk art and other exciting things as part of a crowdfunding project to raise money for a trip to Croatia, where I will play music at Goulash Disko Festival next month.
Please visit my fundraiser page HERE and take a look at the Art and music you can receive as gifts when you donate.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in making this happen, we had a great time!