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Kamloops kids show appreciation for window paintings

Shelese Wozney dedicated her spring 2021 painting to the Schneider family.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Shelese Wozney
May 09, 2021 - 9:00 AM

Shelese Wozney’s grandmother taught her how to paint when she was a child. Now she continues by teaching her daughter, painting for herself and painting for the birds.

She started painting seasonal scenes on her front window for the birds because the reflection had them flying into the glass. What she didn’t realize was the joy it brought to children too.

Wozney received a note in her mailbox this week thanking her for her paintings and asking her to create a springtime piece.

“It made me feel wonderful. (The note) totally brightened up my day,” she said. “I didn’t even realize anyone noticed, I was just having fun.”

Beccah, 9, and Audrey Schneider, 6, left the note in Wozney’s mailbox while on their way to school in Kamloops's Brock neighbourhood, May 4. Beccah, Audrey and their three siblings love seeing the paintings each morning and afternoon, their mother, Ashley Schneider, said.

Schneider said one of her children recently asked, “Is it springtime yet?”

The note in Shelese Wozney's mailbox inspired her to get the paint supplies out again.
The note in Shelese Wozney's mailbox inspired her to get the paint supplies out again.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Shelese Wozney

They needed to know because there was no painting on the window yet to make it official.

So Schneider encouraged her girls to write a note to Wozney and let her know how special the paintings are to them, while their brother said how much he loves the dandelions in the yard.

Wozney wasn’t planning on updating her front window with a new painting this season because she plans to move in the coming months, but decided to create one more spring scene for the kids walking to school.

Although she’s moving, she plans to continue the tradition when she moves to her next house in Kamloops.

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