I created ‘Into the Light’ during the start of self-isolation relative to COVID-19. At first, the painting was dark, moody and quite frankly, somewhat depressing. It bothered me. Then I took a break from painting to consider all of the positives and benefits of self-isolation and the global pandemic. I choose to not fear the future, but to respect the situation and face it head on. Seeking the lighter side of things instead of the darker side. Am I worried? You betcha. Am I afraid? No way. ‘Into the Light’ reflects that transcendence.
covid-19 coping mechanisms
As an artist, many people assume I would be painting. I’ve talked with many other artists, some are feeling stressed, others are relatively ‘ok’, all things considered.
My first priority was to cook. Lots of soups, stews, and everything in between and fill the freezers to the brim with home made comfort food. I found it the best way to provide non-verbal comfort to my family.
My second priority, was to help with the business of life. Whatever that may entail.
My third priority is to paint. I can now do that with ease knowing my family is fed and supported. Now I can focus on my art and transcend the need for physical exhibitions to on-line sales and commissions. I am getting ready, yet I am a bit slow. My first priority has afforded me the ability to manifest my thoughts and create something new. It is a journey.
Be well, be safe.