Quarantine Chronicles #8 – Valerie Comeaux, Educator

This is the eighth part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. Dr. Valerie Comeaux is an expert educator and my friend. We have been compatriots in … More Quarantine Chronicles #8 – Valerie Comeaux, Educator

Quarantine Chronicles #2 – Kelsey Livingston, Artist

This is the second part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. Kelsey Livingston is an independent artist and an administrator at the Baton Rouge Gallery. Q. … More Quarantine Chronicles #2 – Kelsey Livingston, Artist

Quarantine Chronicles #1 – Natalie Ray, Vlogger

This is the first part in a series of images and interviews about how life has changed (or not) during the COVID-19 quarantine. The purpose is to show how we’re all in this together and we’re not all that dissimilar. First up is Natalie Ray, a New Orleans mom and lifestyle vlogger (and my cousin-in-law). … More Quarantine Chronicles #1 – Natalie Ray, Vlogger

Things I’ve Learned During Quarantine

Being under a government-mandated stay-home order has not been easy by any means. I understand why, and I will comply as long as is necessary. During this “challenging/unique” time (those are the words that the advertising copywriters are using interchangeably to describe the current state of the world), I have learned several things about myself. … More Things I’ve Learned During Quarantine

Days of Disquiet

I had a panic attack this weekend. Full-blown, couldn’t breathe, heart pounding, couldn’t stand, on the floor, fetal position PANIC. If you have never experienced that, I hope you never have to. The first time I ever had one, I thought I was dying. Literally. Fortunately, I was alone. No one saw it, especially my … More Days of Disquiet

States of Flux

It is no great secret that many people are living in uncertainty right now. While there are temporary fixes in place, the longevity of “non-essential” businesses is, at best, open to question. My business – most assuredly “non-essential” in the eyes of the government and general population – faces the same question: will I exist … More States of Flux

Tired

The 8000-lb gorilla in the room. COVID-19. It has affected our lives in a major way. Most cities are in a stay-home holding pattern. “Essentials only.” And when you’re an artist, you’re a luxury. Definitely not toward the bottom of the Hierarchy of Needs. At least for other people. I’m still making art, because for … More Tired