3 Things We Love Right Now

Tik Toks, cute kiddos, and creative masks

V1 Staff |


We might be a bunch of old millennials here at V1, but that doesn’t stop us from appreciating the hip new Tik Tok account that the Heyde Center for the Arts has created (@heydecenter) to spread joy, music, and arts during pandemic times. With groovin’ moves, these youthful Tik Toks bring the arts right to your home. Although it’s all for fun, Executive Director Deb Johnson says it’s a great way to keep the Heyde Center in your heart while they are closed for most events and performances.



Nothing says wholesome quite like local kiddos sending letters and artwork to local nursing homes, friends, and families as a way to spread joy during pandemic times, but that’s what several kids who were featured in Chippewa Valley Family’s “10 Under 10 feature” in the September/October issue did to cheer others up. Julie Chojnacki, pictured above, colored about 30 beautiful pictures to send to a nursing home. She loves to give big hugs and say, “Don’t worry, be happy.”



Face masks might be a sign of a new normal, but that doesn’t mean they have to be “normal.” In fact, the weirder, the better. Every day when you take a look around – at the grocery store, while taking your dog for a walk, while having a socially distant hang – you see the personality of everyone shining through their bright, colorful, patterned – and yes, sometimes a little weird – face masks. Bonus points for creativity! We love folks finding fun during unprecedented times.