How did it get to be Friday?
I can’t be the only one unable to keep my days straight during this Stay-at-Home thing.
Thank goodness I have been hoarding art supplies over the years… no shortage here! (Pretty good on the TP front in case you were concerned for me.)
… and of course,
Do Your Part – Stay Apart
(Sktchy portraits in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketch Book – A5 portrait)
I’m sure you’ve heard them all… sometimes all of them in one sentence!
I originally meant to post this last Friday and the RuPaul quote today but without a schedule I’ve been getting my days mixed up. I’m sure I’m not alone as we all adjust to the ever changing situation. Stay safe my friends…
… and stay home.
… and we’re not done yet!
I was listening to Terry Gross’ interview with RuPaul on NPR’s Fresh Air the other day when I was brought to a standstill by RuPaul’s insight into the human condition.
“Being youthful is about being flexible both literally and figuratively. In this life, if you can stay flexible, you have a really good chance of navigating a really rich experience for yourself on this planet.”
Wise words we all would do well to remember during these tumultuous times.
(Portrait of a Sktchy muse in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie A5 Sketch Book)
The Coronavirus pandemic has all the world’s inhabitants on edge, including me.
As we search for ways to cope some people turn to information gathering, some turn to science and others to their faith. Some, like me, turn to all of these and run it through the “art filter” in our brains.
This information goes into my addled brain, swirls around as I try to make sense of it, and then comes out through my hand onto my journal pages. Often it’s still an entry of jumbled thoughts, but I’m comforted by the act. It’s one small way I can adapt… an arrow in my quiver of coping mechanisms.
As I wrote on my March 16th journal spread, “The only thing constant is change.”
(My take on Edvard Munch’s The Scream, and two Sktchy portraits in a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketch Book – A5 portrait) (some text obscured for privacy.)