West Chester resident and professional face painter Stefanie Heron-Birl has been drawing pictures with chalk on driveways, sidewalks, and even garage walls to make the quarantine days brighter for people, writes Phil Anastasia for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
“My job used to be to bring a smile to someone’s face,” said Heron-Birl. “My job now is to bring a smile to someone’s face.”
At this time of year, Heron-Birl, who graduated with an art degree from West Chester University, used to have a full schedule of birthday parties, block gatherings, and festivals, where she showcased her face-painting abilities. But with social-distancing, face painting took a back seat to her new endeavor: chalk drawing.
Now, Heron-Birl brightens up the exterior of people’s homes with cheerful drawings to help families celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions.
Her drawings include a Cinco de Mayo-themed design for a West Chester boy’s fifth birthday and a birthday message that included a Phillies logo and baseball for a Downingtown man.
Most of her new clients find her through Facebook. And the demand certainly exists, as Heron-Birl is usually busy decorating close to a dozen driveways in a weekend.
Read more about Stefanie Heron-Birl in The Philadelphia Inquirer here.
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