I write "Who cares?" in the title with an authority that doesn't really exist. To keep the peace, I have kept my cleaning and organization ticks under restraint. As I apologized to a contractor for the mess he was having to navigate, he casually said to me, "Don't worry, I live in my home, too." We are in week seven of lock-down and I'm starting to enjoy the benefits of more free time, more brain space, and less worry. Throughout the past two months my husband and I have chatted about how COVID-19 will change the world, from major changes like the instant launch of a worldwide mobile, digital workforce to smaller things like what actually living in your home looks like.
Are there things you have enjoyed about lock-down? Are there things you intend to keep within your schedule, mindset, or otherwise? Maybe develop COVID-19 resolutions?
I'm not crazy about sneaking out, but it's the only way I'm able to get a run in these days. Otherwise, it's "I want to go! I want to go!" followed by tantrums unimaginable prior to COVID 19.
Getting my yoga and meditation practice in during COVID-19 armageddon has been interesting. My eldest is home from school and is a constant noise maker. She can actually hum loudly while she eats, it's fascinating. My youngest is a copy-catter (word?) in the cutest sense of the word but I often find her crawling under my down dogs. And the dog is so enamored by my use of his kind's positions that he sits nearby wagging his tail, waiting for the opportune moment to lick my feet or sniff my bum. Any guru would probably say this is the perfect way to practice but I'm not so sure.... Maybe it'll be quieter tomorrow.
How is your practice coming along at this time? Any issues to relate?
I've entered my bad logo into the Fuzzco's How Low Can Your Logo? challenge. So much fun to create – it gave me the heebie-jeebies the entire time. But now, it's time to VOTE! Check out the entries and vote for the best worst logo. I hope it's mine :)
UGH, seriously ugh.
To further my poetry reading while encouraging daily creation, I plan to use the daily poems found in Poem for a Day (purchased at Oxfam) as art prompts. Let's see where this goes....
Now available as a diptych of sorts.
Trying to let some of my "rigid" nature go with these experimentations of form and color. I could actually feel the struggle between body and mind. It was very interesting!
The Language Kingdom is a subscription-based language learning company for children. Maria, the founder, is a joy to work with. Using the WordPress theme she selected, I customized and branded a new website and began expanding her brand. I also illustrated a descriptive image of how Language Kingdom works, as well as two program icons.
I mean, c'mon, how cute are these little peeps!
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