Art in the Time of a Pandemic
We are approaching the end of 2020 and as we do, I thought I should update you on what I've been up to and some of my thoughts during this strange, strange year. Actually, in all honesty, my best friend not-so-gently reminded me to write a new blog post (thank-you Jenni).
I think in times like these there are two kinds of people:
The first kind are energized into action. They suddenly have more time on their hands and are compelled to create, organize, or tackle a project that they've been meaning to finally begin or finish.
The second kind of person is me.
I lost all momentum with the shut down that occurred with Covid-19. Every single event that I had on my calendar was gradually cancelled and it really bummed me out.
As artists, we normally have a full calendar a year ahead and then fill in gaps as the year progresses. It was really strange to have my Holiday show cancelled in July, but there you go.
And so, after a summer of camping to lift my spirits (and provide art inspo) I have been working away at new oil paintings, updating my website, and planning for my Holiday show which will be virtual this year.
Which type of person have you been during the pandemic? Tell me in the comments are we'll try to get through this stretch together.
I will keep you updated on my latest work and perhaps some insight into my creative process.