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Quarantine Art


At the moment, most of the world's population is under obligations to stay home as much as possible. Some countries (try to) enforce very strict rules that include complete lockdown on certain days and hours (e.g. Peru, Italy) - other countries don't want to give up on the last bit of freedom for their citizens and still allow people to go for a walk or run if they adhere to social distancing rules (e.g. Switzerland). 

Now, while the second approach seems to be the more humane and probably one that can be endured better for a long period of time - we're speaking of months now - there are countries that argue they cannot go this path. One, their health systems would be overwhelmed and two, their cities are extremely crowded and population generally don't adhere to rules so social distancing in practice wouldn't be applied thoroughly enough. Peru is one of those countries with strict rules, lots of detentions for breaking them and is only just now entering the critical phase of this health crisis. May God help us all!

An Idea for an Activity during Quarantine

I'm no health or virus professional so I cannot give much advice on what to do in regards to the virus. Also, there are people better prepared to assist people who struggle with the actual emotional and physical toil of this global quarantine. It might be better to contact a counsellor, your pastor or a good friend if you struggle. Please do!

What I want to do is share an idea for an activity during this quarantine. I'm homeschooling my son and we're living quite isolated in a remote village so this situation is nothing totally new. We're having troubles getting school supplies (shops closed and village in lockdown) but we improvise with what we have available to create a lesson for each day.

Yesterday, we started our project of 'Quarantine Art'. First, we went outside and gathered flowers, leaves and grass from around the house. We tried to find as many different colors and sizes as possible. Then we went inside and got out papers, our pens, scissors and glue and started creating pictures with parts of what we'd collected earlier. No rules, no themes - just what we thought of in the moment. 

I guess you could do the same with other things found in and around the house: newspapers, magazines, old photos, parts of indoor plants, fabric, etc. It's really just making a collage with what you have around!

Here are the results of those two well-spent hours!

Flowers and Leaves
Ready to create

Flower art

Fall house scene

Christmas art

Forest

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