"Here in Santa Clara Valley (about 60 miles south of San Francisco we are at the height of the wild fire season. Currently there are fires burning in the Redwood forest to the west of us and on the oak grasslands to the east of us. There are also fires to the north between us and Sacramento. These are among the largest wildfires ever recorded in California.
Air quality has been poor for the last few weeks and today the temperature ran up to 104 degrees (40 degrees celsius)
Cheryl and I would like to present a 3D painting that we are calling "Mutual Aid" We are very grateful to all of the firefighters that have come to our aid - including teams of brave men and women from Australia."
Stawell International LOCK-DOWN Street Art Festival has been hailed a success by organisers, who say it's almost impossible to count how many artists participated.
Over 160 different images were posted to the online event at the conclusion on September 6, with more added over the following days.
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Peter Voice, a member of Chalk Circle, the organising group said some images had more than one artist in a team so it wasn't possible to count each person who took part.
"We can't count the Mums, Dads and Grandparents that got involved or the other artists that helped," he said.
"How far the 'reach' of the event has been is even more impossible to calculate.
"We have to assume that most participants also 'shared' their work on their personal pages and in some cases professional pages too.
"There is no doubt that we, mostly strangers to each other, have not only lifted our and each other's spirits but added a little bit of joy to an untold number of people in these awkward times.
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"I sincerely hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as we have.
"Just because this event is formally over, don't let it stop you from enjoying your art and perhaps delighting your neighbours."
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