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"Mapping this moment" of continuously changing feelings. From anxiety to hope, from creativity to despair.
During lockdown I started illustrated joyful moments to keep the family spirit up and running. Every little detail of this household map is linked with a special moment during lockdown from turning a melon into a bumblebee, to watching pigeons showering in the rain, playing music and learning new skills.
I based this illustration on a phrase Bethany Simons said in a podcast about the quarantine. I believe each one of us has had a different experience. We're all lost and waiting, and our only "north" is to stay at home. But we should be aware that every person has faced different challenges, and has managed it the way they could.
While needing to stay at home I decided to spend time doing what I love, finishing projects and taking care of myself. Grateful.
What a strange time to be alive! Combating boredom and anxiety during the COVID-19 quarantine turns into a long, slow game of chance, luck, and risk. Will you run out of toilet paper or milk before you can draw a supply card? Will you get lost down the black hole of Animal Crossing? Will your mental health survive before you can find a therapist who does Zoom appointments? Find out in this adventure where no one's a winner.
Spending time together has become so much more meaningful during this time of isolation, that we’ve spent in our studio. From watering plants to feeding birds that stop by, boundaries of work and leisure have merged to make this a truly memorable (quaran)time.
The whole experience feels to me like a movie where we broke off into an alternative universe on fragmented floating islands as the world we once knew has faded away. I added A few words and images to remember this moment.
To map the lockdown moments of the last 2 months, I decided to draw and map the different monsters who I have gotten to know who live in the different spaces of my house ( I think the Toy Monster was my favourite!). Outside our safe area, filled with our pets I have created a maze, marking out our go-to neighbourhood spots that we can no longer visit these days.
I miss going out and just using basic things as google maps. My house which during initial week felt like a box soon expanded as a space. It became my new world. I realised going from one location in my house to another itself can be seen as a journey. Each room served a purpose similar to how spaces outside are. My kitchen was the newest trending restaurant, my new office was my once neglected desk etc. Similar to google maps, there were routes and paths with more traffic than usual. Therefore, decided to map this moment literally.
this style of book is called a “lotus fold” and it very much reminds me of a folded map. i wanted to make this one into a diary of this time. the peaks and valleys of the book mimicking the highs and lows of my emotions.
seeing a story that the earth is slowing healing itself while we have been hiding away, a HIGH.
my mom learned that an ER doctor she had worked with contracted coronavirus while saving other people. while i’m thankful my mom had just retired before this all started. that was sad to hear. a very LOW.
a HIGH was watching people band together in the beginning, like on 9/11. people helping each other. quietly waiting in line outside the grocery store and letting the older people know they could go to the front of the line without anyone grumbling.
a friend of mine announced he was looking to rehome his dog because his financial situation was affected by the pandemic. everyone was trying to convince him to find another solution. that was a LOW day.
Our routines have changed in a way they never have before. What does your perfect day look like now? If the days are getting all too samey I like to make myself an itinerary... like being on holiday but in my own house. I set times to visit certain areas, to do certain activities, to (video) meet with friends. It helps me stay positive.