Today is the first day of two blogging challenges! The Ultimate Blogging Challenge and the Blogging from A to Z challenge. The letter of the day is A! A is for art! #AtoZChallenge #blogboost
It’s been about three weeks since everything shut down. We all seem to be in a holding pattern. We don’t like staying home and we don’t like social distancing, but we like being alive. And being alive is everything. So we need to let our survival instinct lead the way. And that’s how to get through the pandemic. This is new territory. No one understands how to deal with an enemy that we can’t see. The only things that I can think about is social distancing, lots of handwashing, hydration, and a positive attitude.
A positive attitude is the key to everything. Sure, it’s hard to maintain a good attitude when you’re bored and lonely or when you’re having more together time with your family that you ever thought possible. If you’re bored, lonely, frustrated, annoyed, or sad, it’s okay to have those feelings. Bottling them up is not a good idea. Maintaining a journal or doing some sort of activity that helps you deal with those feelings is a good choice. I know that it is helpful for me. I need distraction to get through this.
Today, I am focusing on art fun. What I did was to do a quarantine-inspired still life. I chose three things in my house that I felt would represent the shut down. The first was a roll of toilet paper. Who would ever guess that we would ever experience the Great World Wide Toilet Paper Shortage? People went to the store and bought toilet paper, enough to last a year? Two years? Everyone wants toilet paper. Who cares about rubies, gold, silver, saffron, expensive silks when you can have… toilet paper!!! The second element is a little stuffed bear because why not have something soft and fluffy? It’s something to hug and squeeze because we can’t hug other people. The third element is a large cup of tea. I miss my daily tea parties with my mom. And I can’t see my mom. She’s in a nursing home and the nursing homes are all locked down. I miss her.
So your turn! How about choosing three items and making a still life. If you don’t normally do art, give it a try. You might find that you enjoy it and that you’ll want to do more.