Update

How are you all doing? I want to extend my well wishes and best thought to everyone as we deal with this new normal. I am working from home and doing my best to stay calm and hopeful.

I thought that being home would give me the energy to do my artwork morning, noon and night. Maybe it is because I am still operating in survival mode, grief, uncertainty, anxiety, what have you…I am just having a hard time focusing on art. It is the activity that grounds me, but I have to admit, I am just not fully there yet.

It is no surprise that the Open Studios event has been either canceled or postponed – we are still waiting to hear what is next. It seems frivolous to mourn such losses – an art show, an open studio, my daughter’s prom, perhaps – upcoming graduation ceremonies. It seems such a small inconvenience compared to those losing a loved one or struggling to care for those sick with this disease. 

Yet, I do know that these are my experiences of loss. So, here are the things that I am doing to have healthy management of this new norm – less news watching; unfollowing people to spread misinformation, more connection to those I love and respect. What are you doing to take care of yourself?

One thought on “Update

  1. I have felt as you have- grief at small losses that build on each other. I feel grateful for being in so much better shape than so many others and yet there is still grief and fear. Like you I turn to art, but I’m not able to focus yet. I hope and keep busy.

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