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Dad of 2 brings Disney magic to his neighborhood during COVID-19 pandemic

Look at this stuff! Isn't it neat?
Posted at 10:53 PM, Apr 10, 2020

LUTZ, Fla. — A Hillsborough County dad found a way to bring some Disney magic to his neighborhood during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brian Morris created a "Chalk Walk." Each sidewalk square outside his home features a different Disney movie.

"I find a photo with my phone. I sit here with my phone, trace it out, map it out and go from there," said Morris.

Morris said he got the idea after drawing on the sidewalk with his two daughters.

"I wound up drawing a Koi fish on the driveway. It was a huge hit with a few neighbors and the wife said why don't we continue this. We had perfect squares in the driveway or the sidewalk," said Morris.

Morris is a construction manager during the day. He is also an artist.

He shares his artwork on a Facebook page called "Studio M Art."

"On the side and in my spare time, I draw. I paint. I do whatever art things I can find. It helps me unwind at the end of the day. It keeps me busy and keeps my mind active," said Morris.

On Friday, Morris completed another drawing. It features "Lilo and Stitch."

"Ohana means family and families are what we're trying to bring together," said Morris.

Morris said his neighbors look at the sidewalk creations while they're outside.

"People have asked me, oh you're painting them on. No, it's just regular chalk. It's amazing what you can do with water," he said.

He said everyone is safer at home and maybe it's time to relive childhood fun.

"It's almost a dying art out there with the younger generation so hopefully this will drive that spark back," said Morris.

"I'm going to keep drawing them as long as everyone keeps liking them," he added.

You can check out more of Morris' work here: