Lockdown Beautiful Stuff – Part 15

COVID-19 set it up. An invisible silent enemy. Fear. Government incompetence. The discontent made us all tinder-dry and fire-ready. George Floyd’s death was the spark. Now we have an enemy upon which we can vent our anger. Racism. The flames are global and serious like COVID-19. Protests may yet cause a resurgence of the pandemic. I sit in Geneva, Switzerland. Comfortable. Liberal. Quiet. I’m angry. Someone wiser than me once said that the biggest mistake you can make is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little. So my angry anti-racist little is called “Black Lives Shattered.”

#BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesShattered

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Be angry. Download an outline of the shattered heart. Colour it in or get your kids to colour it in. Tell them why. Share it widely.


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Lockdown Beautiful Stuff – Part 14

Gav from New Zealand sent us this. Says it all!! We love Donald T. pushing his potions. Brilliant!

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Lockdown Beautiful Stuff – Part 13

“I always liked grandfather clocks. My dad had one that my mate accidentally knocked over at a house party when I was about 16 (otherwise a great party). This one is not quite as elegant, but a papier-mâché team effort with the kids, that was fun to make and rather pleasing (with the exception of the clock face). We also made a papier-mâché family tree. Photos have been woven into the fingers since. Both a product of lockdown creativity, although not everyone’s cup of tea.”

– Jamie Revill

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Lockdown Beautiful Stuff – Part 12

“While in lockdown I did a little painting of my rainbow lorikeet, Skittles, playing in water. Doesn’t have much meaning to it; it just makes me happy!”

– Bridie Becke

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Lockdown Beautiful Stuff – Part 11

Here’s Jeff Schaller’s Lockdown Beautiful Stuff.

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