I can’t lie when I say being quarantined has been both a blessing and a curse. It has shown me how much of life I have taken for granted and how little I lived my life. Yes, I lived, and made insane memories, but as of right now, I want to do so much more with the people I love and see every day. I want to live like there is no tomorrow creating art and memories and laugh until my stomach hurts and so much more.
I have been in quarantine for almost a month and I have been a mess, to say the least. My room is always a mess full of 20 different projects I have going on at the same time. My desktop screen is full of 40 different folders filled with so many different photoshoots. My desk is covered in paint and colored pencil shavings. All of these things are adding to my heavy head. I feel so drained creatively, yet, I spend most days not creating anything. But I have had days where I spend over 10 hours a day painting and drawing. Let me show you some,
I spent 3 and a half hours one day drawing a colorful lion on my drive way. I used so much chalk and was exhausted by the end of it, but it came out awesome.
I recently finished a drawing using colored pencils, which I haven’t used in a few years. That’s one thing that has been a good element of quarantine, I have finally gotten time to practice in mediums I don’t normally use. This drawing was really intimidating going into it, but I’m really proud of the outcome. Although it is not perfect, it’s pretty good, in my opinion, for my first time in a couple years.
If there is one thing I have been trying my best to stay creatively active in, it is photography. Not being able to go out and take pictures with the people that make me feel so inspired, has been the hardest part of quarantine. Being stuck with only taking pictures of myself has reminded me of how much I love what I do, capturing the beauty of others. And the worst part, is the beautiful weather that just reminds me of the possibilities that could have been, but can’t because of quarantine. I have tried to stay as creative as I possibly can be. Here are some of the shoots I’ve had.
On another note, I cut myself bangs! I haven’t had bangs since elementary school and I absolutely love them. I’ve been trying to get out side of my comfort zone a lot more and my hair has been something I’ve wanted to change for a while now, but I never got myself to do it. I thought about it too much, so I took the chance and I love the outcome.
There are probably a million other things I forgot to mention that I’ve done, but that’s all I really have for right now. Stay safe, stay home, this will all be over soon.