Cut off from her regular outlets for creativity and communication, an artist finds new ways to express her experiences and feelings during covid.
The cards I made reflected some of the feelings I was experiencing such as fear, and the safety of hibernating. Some cards reflected heroic or horrific stories I heard and some reminded me to take care of myself.
What are some ways that engaging in an artistic practice helped Penelope deal with the pandemic?
Many of us may not consider ourselves ‘artists’ or even ‘artistic.’
- If this is true for you, does Penelope’s story help you think about ways that you might be artistic?
- What are some practices or interests you have that help you express your feelings in a constructive way?
According to Wikipedia, collage (/kəˈlɑːʒ/, from the French: coller, “to glue” or “to stick together”) is a technique of art creation, primarily used in the visual arts, but in music too, by which art results from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.
The idea of assembling different things to create something NEW might offer a good way to look at your pandemic experience—a way to think about how your life has changed, creating something new and unexpected.
- Is your life different after the pandemic?
- What things have changed in your life?
- Has this “rearrangement” created something new and unexpected?
- Is it positive or negative? Or both?