One resident bought some chalk for his children to use and started writing messages when it was a birthday or an anniversary; these messages of congratulations and solidarity can be seen from our second story windows.
Children from the area started adding portraits so that it looks like they are all holding hands, something that they cannot not do during lockdown. The idea was first started by children but soon it became a focus of the street, with every resident (including pets) being included in this collective portrait.
The street art was a welcome distraction during these unsettling times, which resulted in increased well-being and community identity on our street.
Creative means of connecting people can emerge when we are separated. Initiatives for children can have spill over effects to grown ups!
Shared by Suzanne Wilson, from the United Kingdom.