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My life as a freelance illustrator hasn't changed too much after lockdown as I always worked from home. I did feel stressed and down at the beginning but I accepted the anxiety and kept going. With more restrictions on what I am able to do outdoor, my life goes on almost entirely in our house. My husband works from home now, he made his own standing desk from a cardboard box and table on table, I now train weekly martial art on zoom instead of going to the gym(nice to see faces of friends and be able to keep training), wisteria and our hair keep growing without a haircut, and our neighbour's cat still visits us but spends more time on our bed! Despite the pandemic, the life seems peaceful inside our house.
I started this map before lockdown, initially showing some interesting places to visit. I live in the CBD. Auckland and NZ is heavily reliant on tourism. The outline of the boat in the harbour is a ghost as are the hotels in the city. We are on level 2 alert, so things are almost back to normal. 49 known active cases in our country today, 16th May, out of 5 million inhabitants.No group gatherings of more than 10 are permitted, with the exemption of funerals. This is probably not quite to brief, but here I am. My first map.
Just as this season reminds to be thankful for smallest parts of my life, so I begin to notice the tiny beauties living close to my home: vibrant flowers, jack rabbits, snail trails.
In this illustration, I have depicted the everyday life during this lockdown, and how the devices have sort of filled our lives. During this social distancing phase where we don’t get to meet most of our friends and family, our lives are increasingly revolving around the digital devices and gadgets, mostly our phones. I have illustrated the many ways in which we use our phones on a daily basis, in a chronological sequence.
This is a compilation of the different versions of myself since the quarantine started. Some days I'll be super productive while other days I can barely even get out of bed. It's been a strange couple of months but I know we're all doing what we can to get by.
Where and how I spent my quarantine days, during the corona virus lock-down. My desk with my artistic stuff, a lot of books to read and illustrated books, my two cats and my window view.
My confort corner.
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.
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.