During the recent #stayathome period, we asked you to share paintings and drawings inspired by a variety of creative art prompts that our team created. Have a look at what your peers did while self-isolating, and be inspired.
In this collection, we’re sharing some of our favorite results from the “Spring Blooms” and “Still Lifes” challenge. Enjoy!
“I remember bringing home a box of caterpillars and waiting for them to turn to butterflies,” says @the_aathman (work shown above). “Surprise, they didn’t. Schooling made me a disconnected man. Years of Martial arts and yoga revived me.
“Experiencing oneness with nature now and then, I’ve started getting that childhood wonder back. I made a 10 minute sketch of a Hibiscus plant with my favourite medium. #conteaparis I’d love to continue on this path.”
“When everything initially hit the fan, I started painting more, a lot more,” says Carrie Pill (@carriepillart). “Initially I was charged by the urgency to do something, to provide for my little family if I could, to put food on our table. With the incredible support of you, my collectors, I found I still could and I did. I am so grateful for you.
“What was equally as uplifting was when you reminded me that by sharing my art and process, I could make others smile during these tough times. You also reached out to me with questions about making art. If I had any part in motivating you to create art, I am so pleased. I know first hand how therapeutic it is for us, especially now.
“And some days my friends, with so much up in the air, I just do it because I need it. Because I don’t know what else to do. It’s true, I’ve been trying to make the most of this strange time but some days have been much harder than others. Those days I head into the studio and put to work my hands, my heart and materials. I am so lucky to have an outlet built right into my work. It’s hard to feel worse on the other side of a studio day. I hope you like this new painting called “Making Lemonade.” I hope you all are hanging in there. ♥️, Carrie”