Coming homePosted: March 15, 2020
I love drawing people at airports, but I must say that drawing in Washington Dulles airport yesterday was very strange indeed. There was an odd calm to the place as most everyone made their way home from somewhere. I was returning home early too, after a workshop in South Carolina, and a cancelled four day trip to DC that was supposed to begin yesterday.
These are crazy days indeed, with news changing hourly, but drawing is always a great way to remain calm. I will be working from home for the next weeks, following the Canadian government recommendation of self-imposed quarantine after returning from a trip. It’s a good time to be experimenting and trying new materials, especially if you can’t go far from home. And if you’re inclined to share what you’ve been working on, have a look at the group that Heather Ihn Martin created on Facebook. It’s called The Art Refuge and in Heather’s words “is created as a positive space for people to share work, meet fellow artists, learn new things, get feedback (when requested), and give your brain a break from any anxiety.” For the first week, the challenge is to choose a NEW or rarely-used medium to depict some sort of fruit or food. I don’t know about you, but I’m in. I definitely need a distraction this week.