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Patience

Submitted by: Kishory Devine

Materials: Cotton threads, peaceful thoughts, and a happy heart

Safe place

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Tree root mask

Submitted by: Amanda

Materials: Faux suede, beads, shoe strings

Researchers and psychologists have said for years that humans are social creatures, and we have an innate need to be around other people. Studies show that people who are more connected with others are healthier and happier overall. Psysical distancing is not a natural or pleasant behavior. I asked my children what they’ll remember most about this pandemic, and to my surprise they all answered the same thing- just being alone. We talked about why we’re apart from our friends and community, but how we’re also together. The conversation ultimately made me think of trees. Trees appear to stand alone and apart, but their roots run deep and the truth is that they cooperate and communicate all the time. No matter how it may appear we’re never truly alone, because deep down we’re a community that cares about each other. We’re all in this together.

This mask was created for the Breathe community Facebook group – A collection of traditionally crafted masks demonstrating resiliency through 21st century pandemic.

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For Annick

Submitted by: Margaret

Materials: Melton cloth, seed beads, wool

This mask was created for the Breathe community Facebook group – A collection of traditionally crafted masks demonstrating resiliency through 21st century pandemic.

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Thank You Essential Workers, You are Our Heroes

Submitted by: Jason Thomson

Materials: Cloth

COVID-19 banner, Westboro neighbourhood, Ottawa

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Kindness, Compassion and Patience Will Get Us Through This

Submitted by: Jason Thomson

Materials: Cloth

COVID-19 banner, Westboro neighbourhood, Ottawa

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“Love each other, but not too close” Sign

Submitted by: Pat Buckley

Materials: Sign, truck

At side of Road 31 between Glen Becker and Williamsburg, north of Morrisburg, Ontario. Picture taken on April 5, 2020.

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60th Birthday Party

Submitted by: Savta

Materials: Paper

May 3, 2020.
People from all around the world joined in the celebration

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Dining table of single elderly woman

Submitted by: Lee Ann Johnson

Materials: Wood, paper, electronic devices, cloth, cardboard, plastic, crayon, pencil, pens, markers or just say mixed media...

My pandemic life includes supports for an old dog with a slipped disc as well as Zoom, bug defense, eye drops (too much blue light?), 7:00 PM whistle, art supplies, books, and munchies. Oh- there’s a bandanna mask and a couple things to keep my overgrown bangs out of my eyes and a jigsaw too. What a convenient mess! What else did I miss?

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Innocent Victims

Submitted by: Blake Williams

Materials: Photographic print

As the Covid-19 pandemic began we have seen that it doesn’t affect us all in the same way. Economically many are doing fine, many especially the low wage workers have taken a larger hit to their physical and financial health. The seniors community has suffered the most deaths while living in homes where the virus spread virtually unchecked in the early days of the pandemic.

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Behind Glass: a Harp in Lockdown

Submitted by: Lori Pappajohn

Materials: Harp, window, garden.

“While we musicians are in lockdown — so are our instruments which can no longer bring joy to people’s hearts as they too are locked Behind Glass. In isolation my harps have kept me company.”

More photos at www.WinterHarp.com.