We’re now at the end of week six of lockdown here in the UK. I feel a certain level of acceptance in this ‘new abnormal’. We are likely to be in a version of this situation for the foreseeable future. That brings with it its own level of uncertainty to get used to.
At the beginning of this crisis, I found stress affected my creativity levels. A friend recommended I keep a diary, but I just couldn’t write it all down, it felt too overwhelming. I managed to find wellbeing resources to share on Miss Grizzly’s new website, and repurposed some of the illustrations from my 2019 PechaKucha talk for social media, but I couldn’t create anything new.
What I did instead was curate a collection of other people’s creative outputs, for inspiration. I’m full of admiration for the imaginative offerings I’ve seen at this time. Creatives have been designing for their own wellbeing, designing to record, and designing to inform.