- Casey Drake, a mom of two from Florida, has made use of her quarantine time beautifying the sidewalk in her neighborhood with her chalk drawing.
- Her drawings include characters in Disney movies which remind people of some important things about the stay-at-home order.
- Although Casey thinks what she did was not as important as the frontliners, she hopes that she was able to give joy to her community.
A mom from Orlando, Florida has been giving cheers and laughter to her neighbors through the musing chalk drawings she did on her sidewalk.
Casey Drake is a mother-of-two and a former science teacher and is also an art enthusiast. With her Disney characters and other fun masterpieces beautifying the streets of Winter Park during the current social distancing, she is able to bring joy to her neighborhood.
Her drawing of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz reminds people that there is “no place like home,” while her depiction of Rapunzel is very amusing since the character has been in quarantine all her life and she kind of relates to what is happening now.
“Laughter is the best medicine,” Casey told WKMG. “We could all use a little bit of humor right now, I think.”
What inspired her to do her drawings on the sidewalk was the efforts of other people she has seen on social media doing what they can to lift each other’s spirits up.
More than brightening a passersby’s day, she said the drawings on the sidewalk have become some kind of therapy for her and a stress reliever during this time of quarantine which could be truly depressing.
Even though she thinks that what she does was just a small thing compared to what health volunteers are doing, Casey still hopes that her drawings have contributed to spreading even just a minuscule joy to her neighborhood.
“We need a mental break every once and a while from this,” shesaid. “I know some people are sewing masks and donating things so even though this isn’t as important as those things, it still has a role. If somebody can just smile as they’re walking down the street and for a second kind of break out of the sadness of the moment and the fear, I think that’s a win.”
Source: Good News Network