Covid – 19 mind melt

 

None of us knows what is going to happen to our way of life. When I write that it seems a bit sensational. But the restrictions we are living in are like no other ever seen. Even during WW2 death was not witnessed so close to home as it is today. In the short term many are taking the time like an extra holiday; others are distraught at the prospect of home-schooling their children whilst balancing the family budget. Young people are in shock at leaving school under compulsory restrictions. One hope of mine is that the government take this opportunity to re-establish a more meaningful education system rather than return to the inadequate system that we have now. I see more and more families out walking and cycling, filling their lungs with fresher air than we have had for years, will this newfound love of the outdoors continue post lockdown? Or will bicycles find their positions in dusty garages once more? Separated from loved ones and unable to help in desperate circumstances others are living with a strange grief that we are yet to see the results from. For those whose work has completely stopped, these are indeed worrying times, others are finding new ways to interact with people to keep their business afloat. I myself still have part time work in the care industry so I have some income, but little mind space for creative work. It is a strange and challenging time. I am attempting to set up an online shop, I have tried this in the past and given up. I am not good at following instructions and winging it on computers is not my forte.

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Author: Norma Foulds

I am an artist and teacher. I live in the North West of England. I have taught in schools for 12 years , and now find paid employment making things and showing others how to explore their own creativity. I am happy to consider any ideas for collaborative work .

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