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21st Oct, 2021

Droitwich artist's colour-in posters enable youngsters to thank NHS and other key workers

Tristan Harris 10th Apr, 2020 Updated: 11th Apr, 2020

CHILDREN can now put their creative talents to good use during the lockdown and thank NHS and other key workers after a number of colour-in posters were designed by a Droitwich artist.

Rosie Philpott, famous for her ‘wonky’ paintings, put together the free downloadable posters after being inspired by an idea from Coun Richard Morris.

Rosie had uploaded some Easter colour-in posters and Coun Morris saw them and suggested she put together some so people can show their appreciation to those working so hard during this crisis.

He said: “Last week many residents put out thank you messages for refuse collectors in and around Droitwich which I know has been well received.

“Droitwich could show a collective thank you to these key workers and I thought Rosie, being a highly regarded local artist, may draw a thank you poster that children may colour in and then ask their parents to place on top of their bins for collection.”

Rosie added: “The only way I know how to help people is through art.

“I know from experience colouring or any form of creativity is a great way to cope with anxiety and is a relaxing experience (which is why I am so privileged to do this as my job).

“I wanted to share this with people by creating colouring pages that all ages can enjoy.

When Richard contacted me I was delighted.

“Initially, we started with the refuse collectors but this inspired me to do even more, including NHS staff, post workers and delivery drivers.

“I have drawn all of them wearing capes, depicting them as the heroes they are.

“I hope that people will print out these and enjoy them.

“Put them on your door and windows alongside the beautiful rainbows!”

Coun Morris added: “We have so many great people to thank in our community and we ask them to please stay safe.”

The colouring pages can be found on Rosie’s Artist Facebook page and Twitter page and as PDF files from her website:

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