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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Take Two

Take Two
"It is always possible to do a thing better the second time." - Henry Ford

Here we are again. Covid take two. For my state we went backward in our numbers and now restrictions. We have officially entered the second phase of the virus. 

One thing I have been thinking about during this phase two lockdown is what I didn't do during phase one. I believe I am not alone in wishing they had done more back in the Spring, like projects around the home, teaching or learning of a skill, and/or used the time to do something you usually wouldn't. There are things I did of course, but I look back and wish I had done a few others. Right now we have the holidays to keep us occupied, but looking at the new year I want to use this time efficiently and not look back and wish I had used the time home better.

Now for those that haven't shut down or changed their lifestyles as much or have relaxed since Spring, its also a second chance to quarantine, cut back on activities, and/or look at what actions you can do to help minimize the spread of the virus this time around. 

Whatever you do during this second lockdown, do it better!

Extra: I have two versions of this image. One for my specific state and our date of when regulations went backward and then the one that is a generic phase two. The generic will be used in my official Covid series and on my websites, but wanted to make myself a specific image to have for my own personal collection.

Sunday, August 23, 2020



"You find your best flame just before burn out."

Theme: Fire

This is one of my random type images. It has been awhile since I created an image with various elements and put them together to make an image. The elements I used were: Solid background, reaching, ladder, and fire. These lead to me coming up with a sketch for a woman climbing a ladder to light a candle. 

Saturday, August 15, 2020



"“In solitude, there is healing. Speak to your soul. Listen to your heart. Sometimes in the absence of noise, we find the answers.”  - Amanda Ricks

Theme: Solitude

Another in my covid series. This one represents the loneliness people have felt.

Friday, July 31, 2020


“Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.” ― Nicholas Sparks

Another in my Covid19 series. In this series I am creating images that represent different features of our Covid struggles. A big part of that is not being able to see loved ones. Here is my image representing being separated from those we love.

Special thanks to my mom for cooperating for this one!

Monday, July 20, 2020


"And like the moon, we must go through phases of emptiness to feel full again" - Anon

Theme: Emptiness

Another in my Covid19 Series. I wanted to convey the mood of our hearts feeling empty during this time. When thinking about this theme, I came across the above quote and loved how it conveyed what I was feeling. We need to go through this hard time, have things taken away, to really appreciate what we love and what we want most from life.

Sidenote: I also want to add that I am terrible at titles for my artwork. I can finish a piece and sit here for a few days trying to figure out a title! It's another reason I love doing this project. If I can't figure out a title, I just use the theme. Sure its not original, but its better than sitting here for days without a title or coming up with one that really doesn't fit.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Time to Fly

Time to Fly
"Let go, release what you were never meant to carry"

Theme: Freedom

Freedom is a state of mind, the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved. I wanted to create an image symbolizing releasing all those things we all carry, representing freeing oneself. 

Monday, July 6, 2020

Key Holder

Key Holder
"You are the only one that holds the key to your own experiences"

Theme: Dreamy

I heard this quote (or a version that is very close) at some point in the last month. I cannot remember where I heard it. Probably from TV. Could be something someone said. I wrote it down quickly and started to sketch this out. I really loved the visual that we hold our own key.

I had sat on the dreamy theme for quite some time and just could not come up with anything. I love when you least expect it how something can spur an idea. I loved the idea that I could create this key image with a dreamy misty feel. This year has been really great for me creatively. It has really stretched how I come up with ideas.

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