Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Other Side of Quarantine

My last post was about all of the creative things I have been doing during this time of quarantine. It's been a chance to take time and see things in a more quiet way; for me, a welcome change compared to the usual hustle and bustle of the day-to-day. But there is the obvious other side too. One of solitude. These images from an abandoned building suggest those same feelings. Now that summer is officially almost here, most of us will be back to some semblance of what is normal, and this period of isolation will evaporate into the sun-splashed air.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Quarantine Creativity

As anyone who knows me could tell you, I love to take photographs all the time. Flowers are always a favorite subject especially when they are just emerging after a dreary winter. Spring is always full of subject matter for me. This year was no exception. With our obvious difficulties facing us during quarantine, I have used this time to slow down and look more carefully. I have used this time to tackle projects that have been put aside for way too long. I have used this time to be creative. I have used this time to get more exercise than I usually do. 
On my daily walks, I started to scope out trees that had buds emerging. One morning, as a break from the laptop screen and work-at-home orders, I took my camera to play with different lenses and capture some stunning florals amidst the moody spring weather. Inspiration was literally just around the corner!
Another thing I have taken the time to do during this strange period, is to connect with longtime friends the old-fashioned way. Burned out from virtual meetings, hangouts, and happy hours, I have reached out to them with written correspondence. Everyone loves some snail mail! These images and others are available as handmade greetings HERE.