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Canada

Reading to Chickens

Submitted by: Kate W.

Materials: Chickens, book

My chickens have become my focus since the library I work at shut down. I took this funny picture to cheer up my storytime kids, until we can meet again in person. They really cheer me up.

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Canada

Stocking Up

Submitted by: Kris Webster Smallest Halifax Art Gallery

Materials: Shopping cart, toilet paper

Shopping is stressful
TP essential
One jumbo roll
I’m good to go

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Canada

Therapy

Submitted by: Anonymous

Materials: Various seedlings (tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, parsley, basil, green onions), planters, soil, water, sun

My corner of happiness

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Canada

Clothesline

Submitted by: Anonymous

Materials: PUL fabric, cotton, thread

Our newest outwear. All handmade!

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Canada

Home Schooling

Submitted by: Ladan

Materials: Paper, markers

Home schooling my daughter in self isolation. Teaching her about the virus. She is drawing the virus.

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Canada

Sequoia Bowl

Submitted by: Ed Wiebe

Materials: Sequoia wood

I’ve been making a wooden bowl at the end of each day I’ve been home practising social distancing because of the pandemic. I started because when I work on the lathe I am able to completely focus on the task and stop worrying and feeling anxious. This bowl, made from salvaged sequoia, is from day forty-three. Lately, I am trying to understand when and how this project will be finished. The real end of this pandemic is still a long way off. The whole collection of items, they’re not all bowls, is shown here.

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Canada

My Students’ Postcards from the Window Ledge

Submitted by: @oksarge

Materials: Digital post cards

This is a brief collection of “Postcards from the Window Ledge” written by Grade 5 and Grade 6 students while in isolation. Like your project, we sought to mark the things and trends that they found captured this extraordinary period in time. It’s like a time capsule!

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United States

Electric Highway Signs

Submitted by: Ciel

Materials: Electronic signs

The electronic signs on all the highways that say stay home, cover your cough, and wash your hands.

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Canada

Portrait of a Five Year Old

Submitted by: Anonymous

Materials: Masks, a stuffed animal, optimism

This is what a walk looks like in 2020. She even put a mask on her stuffed animal to keep him safe.

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Canada

Tea for One

Submitted by: Marilyn Mirabelli

Materials: China teacup, Store bought macarons, Ancient suitcase

One teacup. One tray of macarons. One caption to go with the pictorial vignette.
Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.

I can’t wait to cruise again and take tea as it should be. But in the meantime, I continue to dream of cruising again and cobble a couple of sentences together to keep my mind nimble. Here is my latest effort.

I was doing the weekly grocery run at Loblaws (Monoprix, Tesco of Eastern Canada for my Euro peeps), suitably masked, gloved and goggled. Also wearing a baseball cap; a girl can’t be too careful these days.

I had no business in the bakery aisle; there were no baked goods on my grocery list. How did this winsome tray of #macarons end up in my cart? Beats me. Oh well, I am living in lockdown and only venture out into society to keep body and soul together. A small indulgence is a small price to pay for following the rules.

And so it was, just like #MaggieSmith in the bittersweet movie #TeaWithMussolini, that I took afternoon tea at four promptly.

And while sipping and munching, I was reminded of a book I read many moons ago. It was #Superwoman by #ShirleyConran. At a time in history of womankind when we were supposed to be everything to everybody, Ms. Conran opined that life was too short to stuff a mushroom, meaning there are far more important things in life than being a domestic diva. To this day, I continue to say life is too short to stuff a mushroom when I need a bit of perspective.