In an attempt to bring some cheer to my current isolation I made a drawing of a little cat enjoying some time alone in her quarantine bubble. This is my second drawing done in colored pencils, and I can tell I have learned a lot since doing the first drawing. While sketching out this piece took 6 days, creating it only took 5 days. Using the colored pencils felt much more intuitive this time around.
Here’s a close up of the little cat, just ’cause she was the whole reason why I wanted to create this piece:
I found out last Friday that it’s unlikely I’ll return to either my jobs until mid to late July, and, honestly, it left me shook. For a while, I allowed myself to believe this period of quarantining was simply me taking a break from life. But now I realize this isn’t the case. As much as I don’t want to accept it sometimes, my life isn’t on pause. It’s literally just changed.
Last week, I made a list of goals to work towards, just to keep myself from becoming catatonic. And also, to hopefully help build myself a new normal. One of those goals is to create 2-3 drawings each month. This April I was able to get 3 – hopefully this May I am able to do the same. =) But hey if not, that’s fine too.