A Year of Covid
It was a year ago on my birthday that WHO declared this
health crisis a worldwide pandemic.
Personally, although I'm used to frequent life changes,
it's sure been a roller coaster!
In terms of making artwork,
I adapted, as always, to the situation I found myself in.
Very quickly, I began drawing at my desk,
finding online resources,
Because of my relatively quick return to work,
I have not had the time to delve deeply into my own projects,
as I would have hoped for, while everything was on pause.
But even while running around on the job,
I'm constantly exposed to new materials and ideas.
These are becoming many small art experiments!
As live music returns, and venues re-open, I look forward to resuming many of the previous activities, but hope to continue learning and using the resources
discovered during this time.
My wish is to combine both together,
taking the input from everyday life,
and turning it into at-home and on-the-go art demos,
exploring and sharing the creative process.
New Updates: Re-socializing
Well, I've returned to work sooner than many people in NYC,
as the bookstore fulfills online orders and prepares to re-open,
along with a new job at a micro-warehouse.
It's certainly a different city than a few months ago -
everyone in masks, unsure what will be open when,
and the daily protest marches.
Working most days, there's barely time, but I always make a way!
Since my creativity is often inspired by circumstances...
- Photographs of the present state of New York
- Recycling damaged books into collages,
writing/drawing ideas, objects
- Designs for face masks
- Comic doodles
Kids Comic Con (online) was a wonderful success,
and I'm currently participating in an (online) art exhibit.
Stay tuned for more!
Previously: Art in Isolation
The spread of the COVID19 virus has impacted everyone.
Here in New York City, all non-essential activity is on hold,
while we stay indoors to slow this crisis.
What happens now?
For me, that means forging new routines,
finding ways to help, getting creative with my time,
learning to thrive within these circumstances,
and taking small steps towards big goals.
Even in subtle ways, I make sure to keep active every day...
During morning workout on Zoom, I doodle each exercise.
Washing clothes, I sketch them into fashion designs.
Streaming church online, I letter songs & verses.
Handmade cards for healthcare workers.
Rough drafts of my comic stories.
Online figure drawing.
Preparing for Kids Comic Con (online)!
I'm setting up new sections of the site to display this work.
If you'd like to support more community efforts and
creative projects like these, please donate!