Penticton woman writes positive messages on streets

Positive messages on street

Residents near Government Street may have noticed some positive messages drawn in chalk on their roadways in recent days. 

They come from Nadia Iannone, a local resident and artist just hoping to spread some happiness during the COVID-19 self-isolation period. 

"I've just been so bored, I'm pregnant, I'm having my baby in a month, and I just thought 'I need some positivity in my life right now,'" she told Castanet with a laugh. 

Her colourfully drawn chalk messages include messages like "Hey you, don't give up, okay," "Positive vibes," hearts and rainbows and, simply: "Believe." 

"Just be positive about what's going on, have hope that it will get better. Staying at home and staying isolated and not being able to do anything, it's tough on people. I just wanted to spread some joy," Iannone explained. 

"It's been helping my days go by, getting me outside while staying away from people."

She plans to continue drawing messages and encourages others to pick up some chalk and do the same. 

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