When quarantine started, my mind raced in a billion different directions. Nobody has a guidebook on a pandemic, a roadmap for where this will take us and how long it will last. So my first response was panic. I stocked up on canned goods and cleaning products. I scoured online news articles for predictions and answers. I asked my boyfriend Ryan at least three times a day… “Is the world ending?!”
Then I took a few deep breaths. And I turned to my trusty creative therapy outlet that has gotten me through a plethora of low points over the years: collaging. In high school, I started cutting up magazines for images, colors, and fonts that I then pieced together into unique creations.
I’ve continued dabbling in it over the years, and my techniques have evolved. My mom helped me up my game big time when she got me a laminator, and I prefer to play with different handwritten fonts as opposed to cut out magazine letters. I used this new style in my series of “Corona Collages” – creations inspired by quotations that my family and friends shared with me. I played with cardstock paper, colored pens and an array of fonts to bring these words to life.
Special thanks to the people who shared these little snippets of positivity and light with me. If you have any collage-worthy words or quotations, send them my way! I’m always eager to catch some inspiration (not germs).
Stay nonsensical, friends.