Spring has been far too slow in coming. Winter coats are beginning to look drab and the folks wearing them look weary. So it’s no surprise that going out for a walk today wasn’t something I was expecting to be terribly uplifting. That is, until I ran into the Chalk Art man.
“Art is beautiful. It makes you happy” Honschar, the NYC Chalk Artist
So when I came upon this artist, hard at work lighting up an otherwise gray and dreary sidewalk with cheerful messages of birthday greetings and custom crafted salutes to brothers and sisters, I had to stop.
He was happily calling upon the growing crowd to be good to their moms and dads. Encouraging children to be good. Reminding adults to “call your mother”. Who doesn’t find that chant delightful and valuable?
We spoke and I told him I’d like to include him in my blog, would he mind? He seemed thrilled and then graciously offered to create a bit of street chalk art for me. Here it is! I just loved his enthusiasm and I told him with gratitude how much joy he brings to others.
Unexpected things happen when you push yourself to explore and engage when you see something inspirational. I’m so happy I decided to speak to this talented and generous sidewalk chalk artist today.
And that’s a great and unexpected “A Table for One” adventure!
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