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.
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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.
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RECENTLY ADDED TRAVEL ILLUSTRATIONS
This is a more "traditional" mind-map from my neuro-diverse head.
Perhaps my most calm (and calming) artwork to date.
I painted it in Toronto back in 2016: It represents scenes from a range of my most significant past travels around the world, remembered through my eyes and those of my loved ones.
Some clues as to the locations are more obvious than others - but that's the fun of maps, right?
During the lockdown I am often not sure which day it is because every day is like the day bevor. I developed a daily routine which helps me to stay physically and mentally healthy and to make the current situation more comfortable and pleasant.
I love grocery shopping, it's therapeutic. And heading to the neighbourhood supermarket is probably the most 'exciting' moment in my life these days. In Singapore, the new normal now is having to put on masks, have our IDs scanned and temperature checked before we're allowed into the supermarkets. It's also interesting to observe what everyone is buying these days to stock up at home. Stuff that people used to panic buy - eggs, hand sanitizer, toilet paper - are now fully stocked. Instead, kimchi, pasta and baking goods are flying off the shelves. It's also a bummer that everyone else loves sour cream and onion chips as much as I do. What are people stocking up on in your area, and what are your personal essential items to tide you through this stay home period? Keep a safe distance and stay healthy!
Quarantine life looks different for all of us. For me, a stay at home mom and freelance artist there have been lots of highs and lows. I know I’m not cut out to be a home school teacher but I do bake a mean banana bread and jalapeño chips will forever remind of this moment in time.
A collection of experiences as an Asian American during Covid-19.
The way I perceive the day to go as an ebb and flow is stacked against the reponsibilites and demands of life with kids at home.