I have stopped reading so much news the past few days so my optimism is up and have instead been focusing on community and the things I can control. A few days ago I walked to my small grocer in town for fruits and vegetables and to my surprise he had tulips from a local farmer who is being devastated by the effects of COVID-19 on his business. I bought the tulips and told him I will buy any locally farmed flowers he can find, a chain of support as small as it may be. The second I spotted them there in the shop I knew they would be perfect for this artistic collaboration @paperfashion proposed to me where I film my hands creating a still life and in turn she does the same basing her painting off my creation. (You can watch the video in stories she cut together of us both creating today!) So this still life has a lot of sentimental meaning to me. Tulips from my local community, third bloom off the iris from Day 10 #Isolationcreation Kevin brought home for me, and foraged flowers from outside our bedroom window all created thinking about how it would be reinterpreted into my friend @paperfashion’s world.
I have found a lot of comfort in community both online and in the village I live. So I would like to dedicate this spring bouquet to just that, community. 💛