This story is part of a series, COVID-19 Hobbies, featuring hobbies and unique projects people have taken on locally during the pandemic.
With a wrecking yard full of used tires, a large tin wall and a lot of time on her hands due to the COVID-19 lockdown in March, Connie White started painting.
The Beckwith Township resident painted more than 30 tires in pastel colours, hung them on an empty wall near her garage and added some butterflies and flowers as decoration. It didn’t take long for neighbours and people walking by her property to notice.
“They were all thanking me for doing it. It put smiles on people’s faces as they were going by. In the summertime it was much nicer because I had flowers coming out of the tires,” she said.
A self-taught artist, White said she’s had her artwork win awards in juried shows and hung in galleries in the area. “I’ve loved art since public school, but never had the opportunity to go to…