2014 houston Via Colori
Last weekend we drove to downtown Houston for Via Colori, the annual street painting festival benefiting The Center for Speech and Hearing. CSH is a wonderful organization that's been around since 1947 and is the only full-service resource in Houston to teach deaf children to listen and speak without the use of sign language.
This event takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving, rain or shine, and this year we had 1 day (Sunday) to complete our mural. Click here for my fan page on crowdrise (1 vote = $1), but feel free to look at all the other amazing works made by artists of all ages that came out to help kids hear.
It's my seventh year with Via Colori and I still get flutters of excitement, but you can't have a good festival without packing a few essentials:
In 2011 I made a Celtic design that had curious onlookers asking questions, like, how did you make that? or, what is that? I'm pretty sure the jumbo corn dog stand we were near had little to do with all those people coming by, but either way, I had such a great time drawing it and educating people on Celtic Art that we've made one every year. Most of the time I use a blend of two or three different designs. I love ancient modernism, making a connection from what was old to now new, and the symmetry of Celtic patterns has so much potential for color design. Plus its easy, well kind of.
What do you do when your finished? We celebrate!
We eventually got to eat a little bit of funnel cake...
And see old friends! Hi Susan:)
Bye Bye Via Colori! See you next year!
Thank you to my amazing family that always know how to pack a fun time wherever we go! Hugs & Kisses:)
And thank you to my wonderful teacher friends and their support in all things creative at Live Oak Elementary in Austin, TX!