For years, Britt Hueter’s family never spent much time in the front yard of their Ann Arbor, Michigan home. But one day she drew a hopscotch pattern on the sidewalk and kids played with it on their way to school. She kept drawing it and began adding in messages of encouragement for the children to see while walking to Allen Elementary School down the street and now the entire neighborhood loves it.
The chalk drawings have helped the Hueters to know their neighbors who they had never met after several years of living there. Britt says she thought seeing positive messages before school may help the kids be more kind and friendly during the day and the positivity seems to be spreading in the neighborhood, bringing people together in the best way. Parents and kids are now walking out of their way to come by her house. Britt likes to sit on the porch and meet them.
When asked where she comes up with the sayings for her art she says; “I try to lay out things that I wish somebody would’ve told me when I was a kid,” Britt says. “We can change the shape of the world with kids.”