In 2021 it seemed that covid and more covid once again ruled the air waves and our minds. It was a year of loss for many. Loss of loved ones and loss of health, loss of social contacts and for many of us a loss of trust. I can only hope that things will get better soon for everyone who is struggling with loss of any kind.
For some making art has been an escape, for others like me it became more difficult. I feel privileged because I had a choice of creative paths to help me get through these difficult times.
I took up the classical guitar to keep my mind off of unpleasant realities and have found that I really love this journey.
As far as writing goes, I made the mistake of starting a dystopian novel before the pandemic began. Since it felt too much like dystopia became my reality, that writing project shut my writing right down. Someday soon I’ll begin writing again, more likely than not with something different in the realm of fiction. Something satirical, something hopeful. Maybe even something with a happy ending.
My camera and digital tools have kept me involved in creating visual art. Since my walls and print drawers are getting crowded, I plan to create more digital art than paintings or drawings in the future.
The following images are a sample of the digital art that I shared on Twitter this past December as I joined artists from around the world who shared their art using the hashtag #ArtAdventCalendar.