While I still insist we should be expecting less rather than more of ourselves due to the stress and strangeness of life during the pandemic, I also believe that we should keep making things.
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.Twyla Tharp
The simple creative tasks I am doing right now — hemming a shift by hand or knitting yet another sock — are calming and centering me in a time when I constantly feel off balance. When I can’t make something myself, I am enjoying the art of others — re-reading The Lord of the Rings for comfort or watching My Cousin Vinny so I can laugh.
When it’s not safe to leave home, turn to art.
Whether you make it or consume it, there is comfort to be found there.
How are you using art to get through these challenging times?