Life as we know it ðŸ˜·ðŸŽ¨ðŸŒ·ðŸŒ»

Oil on paper done near Stone House in Somers

I just reread my last entry when all our lives first changed. We didn’t know how long it would last and how bad things would become. Now we know that it got very very bad. So many lives have been lost, so many overwhelming fears have filled us as the virus kept claiming so many people. Our hospitals were overwhelmed and it looked like we would never be able to manage this catastrophe. It is still hard to fathom that the whole world shut down and is still shut down with tiny bits of loosening that we all hope will work. Andrew Cuomo has become my guru. People have joined together to help each other….and this is and is amazing! I am very proud of people…well, most people.

I have my masks and gloves and have gotten used to wearing them whenever I go out to any space where I will be near people. I still walk the dogs every day and am thankful for the beautiful open lands we have to enjoy being outside. I realize how lucky I am to live in a state that offers so much beauty and is so cautious with our lives. I still paint outside and in the studio….so life for me is pretty “normal” …. but then again it really isn’t.

In my last post I was still teaching my classes but that ended the following week as we all learned that even a small group was a risk. I am so thankful that so far none of us have gotten Covid 19.

Andrew came home to work. He set up his office in the art room. He continues to work every day…..from 8-4:30 …..the man is a model of discipline 🙂 I am so thankful that he was able to work at home and not expose himself daily to potential harm. I feel so sorry for those who have no work and are desperate for their incomes to return. I can’t find the words of deep gratitude for the essential workers that go out every day and do their job…from the doctors, nurses, aides, grocery store workers, garbage collectors, mailmen/women, delivery people….and the people who are organizing and handing out food for the thousands of people who are going hungry.

So many emotions, so much sadness, so much pride and yes anger but I won’t go there….and the toilet paper! Oy!

So I am going to dip my toe into this new world and start offering some outdoor classes. For those that feel comfortable and want to have a little bit of normalcy in your lives we will begin on Thursday the 28th of May at 10am….my garden 🙂 I will also be offering a plein air painting class on Saturday mornings from 10-1, location to be announced. We will all wear masks and stay a minimum of 6 feet apart. Please bring your own chair or stool…I ask this so you are the only one in contact with your seating. I will offer some seating and wipes if you don’t have anything of your own. I will put this in the classes section for future reference.

Any of you ladies who feel safe coming out to draw and paint and laugh please let me know 🙂 It will be so nice to see you in person instead of on a screen! I don’t expect all of you are ready for nature journaling….some have already said they are looking forward to it…so we will give it a try ☺️🤞🌸🌼🌷🌻❤️

6 thoughts on “Life as we know it ðŸ˜·ðŸŽ¨ðŸŒ·ðŸŒ»

  1. Sorry I can’t join you

    Best of luck with your upcoming classes. Sorry I can’t join you.

    Here’s my latest “oil”—the bluebird of happiness.

    Love,

    Marie L.

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    1. So nice to hear from you Marie. Hope you are doing well in this strange time 🙂 I can’t open your blue bird image…can you send it to me another way?

      Stay safe and well Marie 🙂

      x❤️x

  2. Thank you Laura, i think I will wait a bit longer before resuming classes. In order to see my children I do need to continue to quarantine. I hope you will consider doing another video on drawing. I do find it hard to feel inspired when I am stuck at home all the time. Blah blah blah, but all is well. xoxo

    On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 8:19 AM Barking Dog Studio wrote:

    > jizogarden posted: ” Oil on paper done near Stone House in Somers I just > reread my last entry when all our lives first changed. We didn’t know how > long it would last and how bad things would become. Now we know that it got > very very bad. So many lives have been lost, s” >

  3. I totally understand Barbara…and I’m sure your not the only one :). I am in the process of creating another video and hope to have it finished in the next few day.

    Take good care,
    Laura

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