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2 Years After

The Pandemic Revisited

It has been a year since I began writing this blog. Every week for the past year, I have written and shared my thoughts and art with you. Two years since the surge and outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic. The drive and incentive to write and share came from the same place within, to paint and draw. At first, the need to express, to lessen the pain,, and come to grips with the fear, lead to an outpouring both in color and in words. Taking action, withdrawing in, made for motivation, better mindset and positivity. Belief in oneself. Even though the writing and the drawing were somewhat unripe and raw. The beauty of unripe and raw is in its cardinal originality. The downside is a lack of professionalism due to inexperience. Experience has the negative ability to categorize and box things. Relying on experience may prevent leaping forward into ingenuity. Of the things that this pandemic taught me:

1. Get your priorities right, because there is no second chance (two years ago with the first lockdowns, we were certain of the end of humanity)

2. Reinvent yourself if you are unhappy with your old self.

3. Go virtual. Seems like the entire world went virtual. Zoom was just the forerunner. Virtuality allows being everywhere in the world without leaving your armchair (or gamer's chair).

4. Remain tangible! There must always be a connection between the virtual and the tangible otherwise we will be living a life of lies.

Be creative. No matter the field, just DO.

After leaving 30+ years in education, like Lot’s wife, there was no looking back. I finally got to do what I was meant to do all along: ART. Not teaching. Doing art. Being an artist. Striving to be the best artist for this world. The education system had the ability to change and upgrade, become relevant in this accelerating world. Sorrowfully, it remained stuck in concepts that suited the industrial revolution along with glamourous babysitting provided by the state. I cannot change the system but I can change myself. I was given the opportunity on a silver platter; the ability and drive to change and upgrade, become relevant, to live and love my life of color, lines form and words to share, communicate, to leave a footprint, and be flattered through my art.

“Purple – 2” Digital Illustration @Barbara Adler Art 2022

Everybody needs art. There is Art for everyone’s state of mind, desires, and tastes. Take a break, reflect and delve into some of my art, to my stories.

Flatter me! All the works on this blog are for sale and are Barbara Adler originals. I love talking about my art, so feel free to DM to converse and purchase, making it yours.

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