In November 2014, I came across an ad for a "Sidewalk Chalk Festival" in a nearby town. It promised a large cash prize for the winner of the Professional Artist category. I thought, 'hey, I can do that! No problem. It'll be an easy win!'
Well, I was wrong. I ended up losing the contest but fell in love with the medium. Today I have a large collection of chalks and a crazy desire to enter every street painting festival around.