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.
Read the details to participate. Deadline is June 1, 2020.
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16 Hand-made Fonts!
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RECENTLY ADDED TRAVEL ILLUSTRATIONS
During quarantine I spent 35 hours, over a period of a week, creating a junk journal using the ephemera from my 50th birthday trip to Paris. (This was 11 ½ years ago!) The trip solidified our love affair, and we married a year later. We kvelled as we reminisced about our two weeks of bliss.
My map to my life as an essential worker. For most, stay home was a mandatory choice. For me, it was not because I worked with Seniors in nursing home. Nursing home seniors had been on lockdown with no outing and volunteers activities since February 2020. One month without relatives’ visitation. I used art as a diversionary therapy to lessen their sense of isolation and limited movement. I am mapping the journey from my home with all the needed steps of daily temperature taking, mask up, hand washing with a bottle of hand sanitizer before getting out of my safe home into social distancing in train station.
This map is a personal project reflecting on how my world has become reduced to these little boxes of space, but this map acts as a reminder to what we can do to try to stay calm and find moments of peace during lockdown life.