During the 2020 Pandemic our alumni use their creativity in many ways.
“Help me fight COVID-19!
I’m donating all proceeds from my book, The Estuary Veins, to the COVID-19 Response Fund. When you purchase a copy of the e-book, I will donate 100% of the proceeds to the World Health Organization.”
“Sometimes I get sad these days. And that’s okay. I got to see my student the other day from far, far away and I ended up weeping because I realized that I missed them so much. These emotions are valid. We are all going through a lot of stress.
We are maintaining our distance to protect the ones we love, and I think the phrase, “absence makes the heart grow fonder,” is true. The amount of kindness we’ve seen the world-over has been astronomical, but that doesn’t make it any less hard sometimes.
So you just have to draw it out or write it out or just voice it. Being open and vulnerable and saying, ” hey, look, I am really scared and sometimes I just want my Mom to swoop in and hug me, and make everything better,” provides an opportunity for others to say, “you know what, me too,” and that can help both parties to know they aren’t alone.
I am really lucky because I get to spend all this time with the man I love, who I just always enjoy being with. He is my best friend. *Hugs tightly* So I am blessed, but I still miss my Family, my In-Law Family, my Friend-family, my mission friends, my coworkers, the people from church, and all the children I adore.
It”s the people I miss the most, and that says a lot about what is really important.” ❤️
Ruben De La Torre
“Pigeons are probably the most bored of this whole situation, like who are they going to shit on since everyone’s home.” 🐦 💩
“I’ve been seeing/hearing this phrase off and on the last little while. I’d like to think that as we move through the twists and turns of life right now, instead of working toward getting “back to normal” that we are going “forward to something better.”🤔🙂
“I’ve been inspired by @renaissancechik to paint rocks with fun designs and inspirational messages and leave them around my neighborhood. (I’ve kept a few for my own garden, too!) It’s been really fun and I can’t wait to take them around on my next walk.”
Becky Larsen Pease
“B&W of my life, day #315” 😷
“I made a bunch of these things today….”
“Another week, another @drawntogether_challenge … This week we drew our childhood homes. My childhood home is also my Mom’s childhood home, built by my Grandpa Bird almost 70 years ago. 🏡 He and my Grandma Bird raised 7 daughters in this 2500-ish square foot, 4 bedroom, 1 3/4 bathroom rambler in East Millcreek, Utah. My parents raised 3 daughters, 1 son, and 5 cats (not all at once😸).”
“James & The Giant Peach 🍑
I came so close to finishing this @drawntogether_challenge a few times last week. Close, but never close enough! 🙄 Then a temporary iPad malfunction motivated me to finish it while I could, so here we are… Still together, but still apart.” 🦋🐛🕷🐞🦗
“This week’s @drawntogether_challenge is On the Shelf… I went in a more existential direction and thought about some behaviors and attitudes I’ve tried to “shelve.” Though, my own mental shelves are probably more sparse with far fewer cobwebs than this illustration suggests. These are simply all the things I’m working on as I try to overcome my self-sabotaging tendencies. Here’s hoping it gets easier and this collection remains shelved!”