Our lovely neighbour is an artist and has been part of the Postcards in Isolation project, explained below. She has been drawing ‘”Little Lockdown Pleasures,” the things that have given her pleasure while in lockdown. Because we live next door to each other we have been able to ‘meet’ over the wall throughout and this has been special for us both, staving off the worst of the feeling of isolation. Here is the postcard that she made of one of her pleasures.
Postcards in Isolation was started by WildWorks, recognising that lots of people are not connected digitally. If you were shielding and not able to see your family and friends, then receiving a little personal artwork might prove cheering. It works by people nominating friends or family members to receive an art postcard. WildWorks artists then make the cards and hand write a message. Each card is unique. They are also making cards for St Petroc’s, a local charity for the homeless, and Age Concern. Here are three more of Sue’s postcards which have gone out to cheer people up. What a delightful and spirit-lifting idea.
The cards are free, but as this is not a funded project they ask that people make a donation if they feel able to. https://wildworks.biz/projects/postcards-in-isolation/
I’ve been embroidering all day, having the most lovely, peaceful and productive time.