It’s important to learn how to use your small bits of time, your five minutes, your ten minutes. All those begin to count up…Don’t wait until your children are grown…Learn how to use your snatches of time when they are given to you.– Ruth Asawa
Blobs–As the virus intensified in April 2020, lockdown life in NYC became a blur of childcare and troubling news. Like many families in the pandemic, household responsibilities feel to me as my husband, in healthcare, was needed. I began to form blobs at night–after putting my kids to bed–harnessing unspent creative energy. I found resonance in the words of artist Ruth Asawa on stealing moments in times of intense parenting. Over the months in our house, this late night shape shifting became a retreat to both wrestle with the situation and play. The blobs were moments of color in a confusing time. When lockdown life wained, I got busy with the late-pandemic balance of a working parent. And then, after a seven month pause, I found the blobs again. We have I had more to say. Find the blobs on Instagram. Join me, in full color, forward.