This Florida-based artist is using the sidewalk near her house to spread some positivity and cheer people up during these anxious times. Casey Drake—a self-taught artist, former biology teacher, and a mother of two—is brightening up the streets of her neighborhood with colorful and amusing chalk drawings. Some of the artwork is quarantine-themed, like the series of "5 stages of quarantine" drawings, seemingly inspired by the Pixar movie Inside Out. "All of the drawings are on the sidewalk in front of my home," Casey told Bored Panda. "I usually start by trying to think of something that is new in our lives, such as hoarding toilet paper or wearing masks and gloves. Then I think through the different characters I know and see if one fits. Sometimes it doesn't all come together until I'm already drawing, though." Scroll down below to see the fun chalk drawings from Casey and vote for the ones you liked the most! Also, Casey told us she plans on making tutorials on her YouTube channel so stay tuned!

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Adam Graves
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10 months ago

stay home

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"I'm self taught. I don't have an official art background but I have always drawn and painted as a hobby," Casey told Bored Panda. "Currently I stay home and take care of my kids but previously I was a high school biology teacher."

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Adam Graves
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10 months ago

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"[Quarantine] changed my life in similar ways to everyone else," the artist told us. "I was lying awake at night worrying until I started doing these drawings as a stress relief. Now I lie awake at night figuring out my next drawing. These are certainly stressful times and anything we can do to lift ourselves and others up is valuable."

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Tomasz Zakrzewski
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10 months ago

Banned in China

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"I try to pick things that are relatable, relevant, and most importantly funny," Casey revealed. "Cartoon characters are easy because they're easily recognizable and most people are at least somewhat familiar with their back stories. Plus, my daughter loves all things Disney and she's the one who makes most of the suggestions."

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Adam Graves
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10 months ago

stay home love your art

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The artist also wants all Bored Panda readers to "stay safe, stay healthy, [and] stay home!"

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Freya the Wanderer
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10 months ago

Yep - be it ever so humble...

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Freya the Wanderer
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10 months ago

I wish. But I have work to do and bills to pay.

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Adam Graves
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10 months ago

lol stay home

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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10 months ago

Looks good even though that does not look like Michael j fox.

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Sharon Vaughn
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10 months ago

Protesting fools.

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Freya the Wanderer
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10 months ago

Social distancing will make that kiss a bit hard to pull off.

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Kate
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10 months ago

This should be way higher. Incredible job

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Animal lover❤
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10 months ago

Man stage one is lasting a while for me

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Roadkill TheBrave
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10 months ago

Ah! Any HHGTTG stuff will get my up-vote.

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Adam Graves
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10 months ago

stay home

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Sam Cook
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10 months ago

I have a real Hankering to be done with all of this.

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Mad Eye Moody
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10 months ago

He need a face mask or the stuff to make one

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Roadkill TheBrave
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10 months ago

Look at this stuff, isn't it neat, wouldn't you think that my hoard is quite sweet, wouldn't you think I'm the girl who has, everything? Look at this trove, treasures untold, how many toilet paper rolls do I own, I've got Lysol and Bleach by the gallon, I've got sanitizer by the pound, you want a face mask? I've made twenty. But who cares? No big deal? I want more.......

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Adam Graves
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10 months ago

stay home

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Freya the Wanderer
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10 months ago

At least all they have to worry about are computer viruses. 😉

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AutumntheLeaf/RainWing
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10 months ago

No. It's the Karen army

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Boop
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10 months ago

love this episode

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AutumntheLeaf/RainWing
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10 months ago

Like staying inside with my girlfriend.