I personally found more positive things in the state of isolation, such as: taking a break from my long travelings, which have not been a break for the last year and a half. To be alone with my inner self, to clear various thoughts in my head. I also finally found the time I never had enough to start creating in another way like making music, writing, and dancing. It also freed up time for things I don't like to do, but I had no choice, cleaning out old things I didn't need but didn't notice from in my normal daily routine. And separately I have even more time for my professions, my hobbies and time to call all my friends from all over the world and talk until dawn without worries that tomorrow we have to get up early for work or do something outside.
Calgary, AB, CA
Some animals spotted wandering on the streets around the world during the lockdown.
MORE TO EXPLORE
Mapping This Moment
Call for Creative Content! Create an illustration that represents your world these last few months: in your home, at your doorstep, on your street.
Read the details to participate. Deadline is June 1, 2020.
The TDAT Special Places Book!
Our 4nd compendium of illustrated maps! 100 illustrated maps from all over the world. Immerse yourself in armchair travel and pick your next dream vacation!
16 Hand-made Fonts!
Buy Salli & Nate's entire collection of 16 hand-drawn fonts for only $32. That's 2 bucks per font. Total bargain! (For personal and commercial use, but not for re-sale).
See samples of all the fonts on the TDAC Shop.
Illustrators For Hire
Check out Illustrators For Hire!
You'll like what you see!
RECENTLY ADDED TRAVEL ILLUSTRATIONS
We were wearing down the treads of our shoes and psyches from walking in our neighborhood. A recent social media post about a labyrinth from a friend forced us to change - or escape - our scenery. We took our shoes and our psyches on a trek to find the mythical labyrinth. We found it on our third trip to the park. Three is a charm.
My crazy-covid days have been swinging wildly between chaos and order. This whimsy illustration shows a typical day in my current life - and sometimes I don't even realise the day I am on!
I have ended up with new routines and a newer meaning to my mantra 'one day at a time!' But I am so thankful I have my time to draw and create - that's my happy space where I connect, explore and discover something new every day.
Thanks TDAT for this wonderful prompt to map my moment - I think I am going to frame my own art and recall this strange time and say 'Yay! I survived!' :)
During the pandemic, as many of my friends were watching Contagion and the like, I wanted to create a list of what I consider a) better and b) more fitting movies for the moment. So here it is, in all its incomplete glory!
My life living in locked-down London during the Corona-virus. The Central London area is geographically accurate, but I have sculpted the letters “London” into it. Conversely, the roads, and my journey are not accurately depicted - merely illustrated (where I shop will remain my secret!)
My current reality is walking. Walking and walking and walking my neighborhood. I see the changes that people are making to their homes and the flowers that are starting to bloom. The trees have gone from sticks covered with snow to green buds. The birds are new and the wildlife is preparing for their new families. I listen to podcast and wave to my neighbors. This moment holds a lot of beauty.