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Aviemore illustrator June brings some colour to Covid-19 lockdown


By Gavin Musgrove

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A talented Aviemore illustrator is coming to the rescue of parents during lockdown with special colour in pictures she has designed for children.

Illustrator June Armstrong at her studio at home in Aviemore.
Illustrator June Armstrong at her studio at home in Aviemore.

June Armstrong is offering several free downloadable images to print out at home.

She will be awarding a prize to her favourite ‘Stay at Home’ coloured sheet on her Facebook page June Armstrong Illustration.

When lockdown started, June shared a rainbow picture to colour in.

The artist said she could not imagine then that nearly nine weeks later Scotland would still be in lockdown.

June said: “I hope the colour in activity will keep kids amused and bring joy at the same time.

"The first picture I shared was inspired by imagining the new community at An Camas Mor. My illustrations for children have always shown gigantic rainbows in them!

“The latest picture shows a house with the family members occupied with different Stay at home activities in the windows.

“People have occupied their time in lockdown in many ways: learning new skills, exercising, reading, gardening, decorating their homes and painting their fences. I think the local villages will be looking very spruced up when we emerge from lockdown.”

For the print-outs, Visit https://www.facebook.com/Joyfuljune16/


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