Updated: Apr 15
I love new beginnings. And since we're in the middle of a sudden pandemic, it seems appropriate I start a new one. I've recently been working on selling my wearable paintings. I need to explain that (in later posts) but right now, sadly there is fear and sickness all over the world. We are praying for our neighbors, friends and we are supposedly safe as long as we stay inside our homes. But our minds wander everywhere. All this distance from each other has me thinking that it must be something like living in outer space, where you are so far from home and your helmet holds in the air you can breathe and it holds in your voice too. You can't be heard in space anyway even if you could take your helmet off. You are alone in the vast chaos. It's just you and your feelings.
This is the way I felt a few days ago. I did several paintings of space, of black holes and galaxies, and then collaged them into the shirt below this first photo.
Though it's scary, I also hold on to hope that some outcomes will be beneficial and our environment and the trajectory of civilization on earth could be better from the adaptations we learn to make as we change our ways to help ourselves.
So with that in mind, I began to imagine these pandemic germies in a whole new way.
I imagined I was floating in space surrounded the virus -- but then I turned them all into beautiful wild peacocks all around me. The shirt evolved to become this green one above reflecting outward positivity.
Imagination is a comforting thing.