Make Something New 06 – home

This week’s creative prompt is “home”.  Home is something hugely relevant to us at the moment.  As a result of the pandemic and the ensuing travel restrictions and lockdowns, most of us have spent more time at home in the last few months than is “normal”.  What does home mean to you?  How has being home so much affected you?  What is different about your home during the lockdown period?  You can choose any sort of perspective to answer the prompt.  I am looking forward to learning more and having my ideas about home expanded through your work.  🏠

Creative interpretation of the prompt is *highly* encouraged. Remember that the ultimate goal is to create something new this week. Don’t push yourself too hard though – sometimes creativity thrives best in the pauses between thought.  Just leave yourself open to receive it.  ✨ Please do keep things family friendly so that everyone can participate and make sure that what you post has been made now, as a response to the prompt.

Like many, my time at home has drastically increased recently but that is not all.  The way I manage my home has changed as well.  We went through two separate two week home quarantines one when each of the boys returned.  During that time, I had to find ways to source everything- from our basic needs to any small pleasures – without leaving our house.  Unfortunately, the grocery stores here were overwhelmed with delivery orders.  Unable to get a delivery slot, I turned to other more creative sources.  Wherever possible, I have shopped with local merchants to keep delivery travel down and to support the small businesses nearby.  However, the largest supplier of things to our house has been Amazon.  I have ordered things from Amazon that I didn’t even know they sell.  Among the items Amazon has delivered to my house are flour, canned foods, soap, disinfectant, cleaning products, garden supplies, a guitar, vitamins, gin, wine, cat food and of course books.

Cardboard box home on a drawing background with Amazon sticker windows and door.

This image is a playful way to express what part of my life has felt like during the lockdown.  My shopping has been almost completely online, filling my house with cardboard boxes.  I have spent an unbelievable amount of time indoors, wearing slippers, going stir-crazy.  The whole world beyond my door has felt unreal and unreachable to me.  I’ve switched to sandals now that it’s warmer but the rest still largely applies. 🤪


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