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I am a senior writer for Weekend Notes, a copywriter, editor, published poet and former editor of poetry magazine Fruit Salad. I have also authored children's fiction and inspirational pieces.
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Be inspired by chalk artists at work
Chalk artist Kristy Richard's artwork for Chalk Art in the Park
Chalk artist Kristy Richard's artwork for Chalk Art in the Park.

Every Saturday in September from 10am - 2pm, the blooming and beautiful Queens Park Botanic Gardens is hosting Chalk Art in the Park. A free event, Kreate It will present the first artwork by local chalk artist Kristy Richardson. She is a fun and talented lady and offers painting workshops for any number of people. Her business, Kreate It, provides custom artwork, art supplies and more.

Chalk artist Kristy Richardson
Chalk artist Kristy Richardson.

Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalks
Kristy prefers Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalks and Micador Soft Pastels.

Kristy's goal this Saturday was to produce a 'gorgeous floral piece to brighten the city' and it was; featuring a bird and flowers. Painting with Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk, Kristy was fascinating to watch as the picture emerged. She adds Micador Soft Pastels for the professional artist's finished work. A brush and water help to smudge and set the artwork.

Kristy Richardson chalk artist with brush
Artist Kristy Richardson using her brush and a cup of water to smudge and set her chalk art.

Chalk Art at Home

Kristy believes that everyone can be creative and artistic with a little help. 'Bright and fun' is her trademark and you too can employ all this at home. Paint your driveway 'blue and grey' or bright and colourful. A good idea is to place separate types of colours into polystyrene cups, just like Kristy. Another necessity could be kneepads.

Each week a different artist will display their talents within a 2 x 4 metre space on the bitumen. Look for the Toowoomba Regional Council marquee and rainbow-coloured bunting for a fascinating view of a true artist at work.

Toowoomba Regional Council marquee chalk artist Botanic Gardens
Chalk Art in the Park happens near the west entrance off Queens Park under a marquee.

Chalk Art in the Park is a wonderful way to get into the 2020 Carnival of Flowers.

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Queens Park Botanic Gardens palm tree and blossoming tree
Queens Park Botanic Gardens is the stunning location in which to find Chalk Art in the Park.
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Why? Fun with the family watching Chalk Art in the Park.
When: Every Saturday in September 10am - 2pm
Phone: 131 872
Where: Queens Park Botanic Gardens, Lindsay St, Toowoomba City, Queensland
Cost: Free
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