This new "virtual reality" is feeling like a shitty version of the Oasis. My days are a study in contrasts, filled with things I love so much and things I hate with a purple passion. Innovation and aggravation. Joy and pain. Laughter and tears. Technology and meetings.
Tonight, I realized that I've been channelling a good deal of the family strengths, all from different angles and members...and that made me smile. Teaching, tech support, jokes, squirrelling, snuggling cats, needlepoint, whisky, and of course swearing. Always a bonus when I can combine 2 or more good things.
Cleo is worn out from her first day appearing on camera as the class pet, but happy to resume her regularly scheduled role as lap warmer.
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The evidence of the last 2 day's attempts at avoiding corrosive quarancation madness, all thanks to @threelittlebirds.sewingco and @ellucystitches . The embroidery class that got cancelled last week is going to be Zoomed this weekend, huzzah! And thanks to Katie and her crew, I had all the essentials dropped off right at my door! Looking at the floss I had already, it was easy to see which were carefully numbered by my mother, in her infinite wisdom. And since my polyfill arrived, I stuffed and sealed a few of the tiny fabric panels from the unicorn stuffies kit... albeit not perfectly, lol. All whilst wearing the most appropriate leg wear to encourage social distancing, but Cleo can't read, so she continues to give zero fucks or personal spaces.
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This year has been a whirlwind, long before 'rona came into the picture. But the long days sitting when you're used to spending most of your time moving have been an intense shift. Being in limbo has been rough on a squirrel, so I've tapped my go to method of coping, trying new art forms. I was super pumped about an embroidery class that got nixed due to social distancing and haven't been able to shake the urge to do some hand sewing... despite my lack of skills in that department. Scooped up some stuffed toy panels from @threelittlebirds.sewingco and decided to give some smaller, simpler pieces a go today. My polyfill is supposed to be delivered Thursday, if the Amazon gods are good, so I'm gonna try to pump the brakes and see how these first few look "finished" before I brave the rest of them.
The last picture is courtesy of @artphilosophyco and their free download section. I've been wanting to play with some "digital coloring" of a more artsy fartsy nature, and their pages were beautiful. Using procreate, some colored pencil digital brushes, and watercolor smudging to work on some layered blended effects. I'm excited to see how it turns out.
I feel some more "art therapy" coming in the next few weeks, so stay tuned for some more pretties from this poor neglected page 😂. #secretsquirrelart #teachermaker #arttherapy #handsewnwithlove #digitalcoloring #procreateart #hyattsville #coronacreatives #quarantine #artsyfartsy #tryallthethings #collectorofcrafts