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Chalk the Walk spreads smiles with chalk art

Posted at 3:31 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 20:07:54-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Brooke Studt is an educator who turned her love for drawing and bringing a smile to others into a side hustle called Chalk the Walk.

“This started with my friends begging me to come over to their house to sketch Spiderman,” Studt said.

People book her for all kinds of celebrations such as birthday and graduation parties.

“I do lots of anniversaries, next week I’m doing a little girl who is done with her chemo for leukemia,” Studt said.

Studt carefully draws every detail using special chalk that's extra bright and durable.

“Each one of these sticks, I can get 12 for about $16 so you don’t want to waste it. It’s expensive,” she said.

She works at night so people wake up to the surprise in their driveway and she has less of a chance of getting caught.

“It’s so peaceful out here,” Studt said. “One of the things I’ve noticed is how kind people are when they walk around neighborhoods and they take care of each other. I can tell you definitely what neighborhoods do not need to enhance their neighborhood watch system.”

She loves sharing her talents with the community, making them smile with personalized art.

“I love that this is a business I can show kids you take your talents and you run with them,” Studt said. “You aren’t limited to anything. This came because I was good at something, I practiced, and I was able to turn it into a business.”

After the finishing touches, she sends pictures to the person who gifted the art and sometimes gets a reaction in return.

That's the best part she said seeing her hard work makes someone else feel good.