• Shirley Fox

Moving Forward

Here’s what’s on the easel right now.

Ah, 2020. How we all wished that you wouldn’t creep over into ‘21. You did. We all knew you would. Then, as we always do, we found light at the end of the tunnel in the form of a vaccine.

It is a problem for mankind to solve. That’s what we do. We solve problems. Going all the way back to cavemen figuring out how to find food without being eaten to today’s solutions to a pandemic. It's the critical thing that distinguishes us from all the other creatures on earth. Being creative actually comes naturally to us.

I am less than a week away from my second shot. It will be so nice to be able to go out and mingle again. I have been posting my art online. The problem, as I see it, is how much my highly textured art needs to be experienced in-person. I desperately want to be able to have my work experienced. I’m sure I’m not alone.

One of the positive things to come out of this lock-down for me is my increased gardening endeavors. Many people with more time on their hands start to feel that they are no longer “relevant”. What better way to spend your extra time than mixing a love for nature and the need for a productive hobby? I’ve said it before and I’ll reiterate, I highly recommend growing plants. Science tells us that there are antibodies in soil. Even if you only have a small space, get yourself some herbs and feel the joy of getting your hands dirty.

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