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sketch Ruth Manning

Before Spain went on lockdown, Ruth Manning sketched Miraflores de la Sierra, a town north of Madrid where her daughter has lived for the past 15 years.

Art speaks where words are unable to explain. — Mathiole

I came across a rather interesting article in The New York Times called The Quarantine Diaries.

Reporter Amelia Nierenberg writes, “Around the world, the history of our present moment is taking shape in journal entries and drawings…the pages tell the story of an anxious, claustrophobic world on pause.”

Ruth Manning is one of the few artists Nierenberg introduced me to.

I look forward to sharing the works of some of the other artists with you as I continue to write my story of life during the coronavirus pandemic.

Plus, I would love to hear about your stories, too.


sketch Ruth Manning

After quarantine, she drew the sink.

#art in isolation

2016 Sep - Fear #3
Your insidious lies imprison me,
shrinking my world,
isolating my soul.

2016 Sep - Fear #2
You tell me over and over again that there’s now way out.
And that nothing can ever set me free.

2016 Sep - Fear #4

Francesca Woodman, From Space, 1976 © Betty and George Woodman NB: No toning, cropping, enlarging, or overprinting with text allowed.
You revel in the idea that all my dreams will fade away – lost forever because of you.
And that I will remain your prisoner, languishing without hope,
trapped in my head by all your fabricated negative thoughts.

— J.

2016 Sep - Fear #1

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miss moss botanical resort 2016 fendi
Fashion and flowers
two favourite things.
— J.



miss moss botanical resort 2016 chanel

miss moss botanical resort 2016 rodebjer

miss moss botanical resort 2016 jill stuart

miss moss botanical resort 2016 vionnet

miss moss botanical resort 2016 burberry

N.B. All prints above are the work of blogger Miss Moss. She created these stunning images by pairing her favorite runway looks from Fendi, Chanel, Rodebjer, Jill Stuart, Vionnet and Burberry Prorsum with historical botanical prints.

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