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Daily Mind Game

Submitted by: Yvonne Rodrigues

Materials: Paper & Pen

Words that became everyday norm, that sometimes we’re contradicted. I continually add to it..

United Kingdom

Let the Hopes Lit

Submitted by: Reno

Materials: Chalk

A genuine message from simple chalk painting will spread the courage to all front liners wherever they are… our prayer will be there for them. This virus can be defeated if we look after each other with love, kindness, and consciousness.


Citizen Barbie’s Instagram

Submitted by: CJ

Materials: Barbie and accessories

A irreverent look at isolation using Barbie dolls as props.


Generations Apart

Submitted by: Grandma

Materials: Paper

Sent by our granddaughter it is a picture of the two cousins Ella and Amelia who can’t see us or each other, they normally spend every Wednesday together at our house.

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March 12th: “Please try to stay calm.”

Submitted by: Anonymous

Materials: Paper

Seattle, Washington was the first center of the COVID pandemic in the United States. This is an early (pre-quarantine-order) notice to apartment complex residents.


This Too Shall Pass

Submitted by: Rosamund

Materials: Paint, paper

This too shall pass . . . I love that this crisis is forging solidarity and creating social connections among people around the world, despite the physical distance and distancing. There are beautiful stories of love and courage and people shining brightly. 


The World Inside

Submitted by: Rosamund

Materials: Wonder

A sense of uncertainty about navigating a new world. A loss of recognition of the word outside. Nothing is as it used to be. Things that were unthinkable 3 days ago have become the new normal.

But also, a time of re-inventing, creativity and time to spend at home with the people you love.


Bee Frozen in Amber

Submitted by: Rosamund

Materials: Bee, Amber

A normally productive and social being, forced into isolation and frozen in time. 

All normal life is on hold: meeting with friends, going to the park, getting groceries.

Time seems to have lost all meaning: every day feels like a Sunday during that slump between Christmas and New Year.

(Image found on Pinterest)


Occupations for isolation

Submitted by: J Elder

Materials: Books, paper, pencils

Projects to occupy me and keep my brain from worry – books, art projects, Buddhist magazine…



Submitted by: Kate

Materials: Canoe paddles of various ages; long length of weather-resistant wire; 4 rubber drum sticks; 2 tall trees; 1 or more playful folk.

2 weeks bundled together
all of us playing & working at home.

The anxiety of covid a constant low thrum in the background
when the kids are around
and an occasional high spike
when they are out of earshot.

Peace comes in moments of play,
in creativity.

In connecting with other maker folk.

Singling along,
with and not with
1000s of others online,
to Sarah Harmer’s golden lullabies.

Being brought to tears
by Ivan Coyote’s FB performance of
simple, perfect
stories of everyday epiphanies.

Laughing out loud,
in Ottawa’s cold spring wind
as my daughters play and play again
on the paddles strung as a xylophone
by Jesse Stewart + Matt Edwards
between 2 tall trees reaching for the clouds.

We find the oldest paddles resonate the longest and deepest;
their reverberations oddly cathartic.

The kids choreograph dance steps to generate a melody.
I watch, and smile at the way art makes connections between us,
even in a time that demands I sanitize the drum sticks
and steer us 6 feet away from our closest compatriots at the park.