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Art On Your Doorstep – The Delivery Diaries – Art On Your Doorstep Makes A Festive Visit

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Art On Your Doorstep – The Delivery Diaries Art On Your Doorstep Makes A Festive VisitThe snow is coming down thick and fast in Sessay as I join local artist Claire for visit to see local resident Jo Bond. This is her third visit to Jo’s home, as part of the Art On Your Doorstep, which is bringing art to rurally isolated elderly people in the Thirsk area. Today they’ve agreed to make Christmas wreaths, so there’s a real festive spirit in the air.


“I’ve been looking forward to this”, explains Jo, who is unable to get out and about due to mobility issues. Jo used to be a home economics teacher, and has done a lot of different crafts in her time. Art On Your Doorstep has given Jo a great opportunity to pick up her skills again. “I was given such a long list of crafts to choose from – it’s wonderful”.

For the first session, Jo and Claire did decoupage, and since then Jo has made a number of gifts for her family. Last week, they made Christmas cards. With the wreath making session today, I co…