I forget what day it is of shelter in. My son and husband are home. My husband is at risk of severe symptoms. Every time we leave the house, we wear masks and gloves. Anything that enters our home is sanitized. We are cooking, eating cleanish, and walking our gated community. Life is peaceful. After a quarter off from CSUSB, I have returned as an Anthropology Major. All my classes are online.
On Instagram, there is a #homecouture challenge started by skipdin/George Serventi a British Journalist. Although I think this is for queens around the world, I decided to knock something out this morning. My assemble is inspired by JGalliano and Benjamin Shine.
This challenge takes me back in the day 2009's. There was a large group around the world sharing/teaching art online. We were social media using Ning sites before Facebook and Instagram. I'm still online friends with many to this day. I mainly use Instagram now. We were a group of folk artist, self taught artist and fine educated artist. The best challenges were from an artist and my original mento Tobias Reef.
These people witness my outpour of emotions through videos, mixed media and assemblage. In 2013, my family went through many challenges and I stopped creating. We had a ton of therapy. I became a spiritual woman and healed. I still create now and then. After taking art classes at my local jr. college, I've lost my spark. Art became something planned out. Something more professional, less intuitive.
Two weeks ago, I became stressed out with things out of my control. I realized that I don't like painting with acrylics because paint would get all over and on my hands. I broke out watercolors and lost myself for a few days. Having fun. Not really processing emotions. Experimenting and playing. Like the old days yet not.
Now school has started and I have a ton of reading and writing to do. Below is a video I did of my daughters. A time when their crazy mom would dress them up and do photo shoots.
I pray that everyone is healthy, safe and sound.