I haven’t done much to process COVID, I think because I don’t feel like I deserve to. I’m white, privileged, and extremely fortunate when it comes to the pandemic. My grief resulting from the past year and a half is minuscule compared to others. But denying the impact doesn’t lessen anyone else’s suffering and it isn’t helping me either. I am about to go away for four days on an art retreat, which seems like the perfect opportunity to write each day about my experience with COVID as a way to process it. So, it is my plan to spend 15 minutes on each of four days writing and then 15 minutes on the fifth day sketching, brainstorming, or designing some new work and I hope that will be the magic elixir I need to pull me from my creativity slump. Why not try it for yourself? I am eager to see how it works for me and equally as eager to hear how it goes for you.
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