Today I was able to spend a good chunk of the day surrounded by a few of the things that make my heart sing: Art, my great-niece, her lovely daughter and quality time with The Bride. Today my great-niece was one of the artist at a street painting festival. The Bride and I watched her daughter as a way to help support for her in this endeavor. Not that we need much of an excuse to spend time with her or her daughter mind you but art is a great reason to do so today. As she worked on her piece, The Cheshire Cat, I noticed she and others wear things that most folks do not usually wear. With said there are two things that especially stand out: Apparently proper artist footwear is important and for a street art a good pair of gloves to offset the harsh canvas one is working on is equally important. Here are a my great-niece and her examples of the two.