So, on the 12th of March, everyone’s life in Ireland began to change, change because of the Corona Virus (or Covid-19). This pandemic has literally stopped the world in it’s tracks. We’re in lockdown, people are dying, economies have come to a stand still and we have no idea how we are ever going to get out of this and get back to ‘normal’, whatever the new normal will be.
I, like many people, found the first week overwhelming. It was a lot to take in. One day I was happily going on as normal, running to the printers collecting my prints and preparing them for customers, and the next day schools, creches and universities were closed! Work virtually stopped. Customers who spent years planning their summer 2020 weddings had to cancel and everything was turned upside down.
I began to draw more to distract myself, not just with may Wacom tablet into a PC but in my art pad. Drawing is therapeutic and exactly what I need right now. Talking to friends and family worldwide via Viber, Zoom and WhatsApp, we were all feeling the same emotions. I created this simple drawing ‘the World is Healing’.