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
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RECENTLY ADDED TRAVEL ILLUSTRATIONS
Some of my refuges during this period: study, inner exploration, introspection. Doing what I really mean to do. As the time seems to slow down, these activities become like rituals, and days end up very busy.
Shall I go to the left or shall I go to the right? This is the only decision that I have to make in the last two months depending if I just go for a walk or have to buy something. The map shows my neighborhood and the places I’m visiting during the lockdown.
I’ve mapped where Dante and I go on our almost daily COVID 19 walks. With my iPhone in hand, I’ve documented most of our walks that’s full of botanicals on my personal home life IG @DanteMom. The walks is a chance for Dante and me to bond. I’ve called it daily homeschooled field trips on foot. The orange dotted line walk takes us approximately 30 minutes to walk with only 4500 steps on average. Hope you enjoy our neighborhood walk to the Westlake area in Daly City, California!
I am autistic: I cherish and suffer daily from sensory overloads.
During quarantine I've managed to lose myself in creative works - but I also feel a great deal of claustrophobia resulting in a myriad of irritations!
This is an acrylic-on-paper mood board (mind-map) which I contributed to every time I needed a mental release from daily strains.
I think visually, I had no words to describe my feelings.
In this art-work (a juxtaposition of three paintings) I have described numerous irritations I frequently experience; including solitude, being misunderstood, the sounds of speeding vehicles and strong kitchen scents, what else can you recognise?
Do you empathise with me?
As a mom of a 4 and a 2 year old, I had to get creative to help my kids overcome the fact they had to stay home in a small apartment and not see their friends. So we tried to have as much fun as possible.