Beating the bug: mum's facebook window painting idea attracts 500 members in days - how you can join in

Mum and university lecturer Kate Long has inspired a new facebook movement #FromMyWindowScarborough and already has more than 500 members.

Monday, 23rd March 2020, 7:45 am
Updated Monday, 23rd March 2020, 9:25 am
Logo designed by artist Peter Norris

Residents and the business community are sharing paintings of rainbows by putting them in their windows so passersby can enjoy them.

" I saw a post about a movement in Spain and Italy called #FromMyWindow; a platform to share artwork in our windows; hopefully a little way to share some joy, positivity and creativity when we are social distancing," said Kate

She lives in Esplanade Road, Scarborough, with her husband and their son Harry. Katherine is a senior lecturer at York St John University - currently delivering lectures remotely from home and her husband works in criminal justice.

Painted porch

Like many other parents, I was looking for ongoing projects to keep Harry entertained. This so well for that.

"We are currently changing the window from Mother’s Day to a new window display, as I’m keen to keep things fresh for people as they go out for their short walks," she said.

#FromMyWindowScarborough is linked to Scarborough Bear Hunt where members are asked to put bears in their windows.

Scarborough artists Peter Norris, one of Katherine's neighbours, has designed a logo for the site.