For those who think that few good things, if any, came out of the pandemic, let me remind you how we all became at least a little bit more mindful and self-reflective. After all, many people developed new hobbies (or at least tried them!) like knitting or baking, while others took on projects they never had time for, like renovating an old garage in their backyard.
And those who were especially dedicated have turned up with some seriously impressive results. Thanks to the corner of Reddit known as “Something I Made,” we have an amazing collection of DIY projects to get you inspired.
Most of us have been working from home during this pandemic. That means we’ve had a corner in our home dedicated to our office. Some just open up a laptop in bed, some have a whole professional workstation, some just repurpose their gaming computer. Even so, most probably tried to make it nice and cozy, so that work hours would go smoother.
The designers from HouseholdQuotes decided to inspire some people and maybe even give some ideas on how you could decorate your office based on your favorite TV show or movie. They created the concept and 3D work, making 6 garden rooms that would be the offices of famous characters like Dumbledore or Michael Scott. Perhaps this will give you some fun ideas for your own workplace!
It can be hard to remain upbeat amidst the pandemic—especially when you’re constantly scrolling through bad news on social media. Fortunately, there is endless animal content out there that can help to cheer us up.
I created Corgiyolk, a collection of heartwarming comics, in hopes that it makes you smile too. The comic is about a lovable corgi character that sees the beauty in all animals, big or small.
In 2020, I decided to leave my job and start freelancing. Two months later- the pandemic hit. I soon found myself 24/7 in my room, constantly scrolling through bad news on social media, with almost no work. That’s when I decided to create art about the everyday things that made me smile and to share it with other people, so they could have a welcome respite too.
There’s no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has impacted our lives quite severely – and there’s hardly anyone out there that captures these changes better than artist Irina Blok. Ever since the beginning of the quarantine, the artist has been creating drawings that perfectly illustrate what most people are currently going through, and I’m pretty sure you’ll find the painfully relatable.
Artist Elyse Dodge translates the world’s natural beauty into colorful geometric forms. Through her hand-crafted acrylic paintings, mountains are reimagined as multifaceted towers where jagged planes are replaced with smooth, jewel-toned triangles. Coupled with equally bright—and more realistic—depictions of trees and water, the mountains take on a personality and quickly become the main character of each piece. Their fractured state gives them a feeling of movement; it’s as if they’re vibrating.
I entered art school in 2018, expecting to graduate in 4 years with a set career, life path, and place to live. This sounds highly unrealistic, right? Instead, my best friend and I took a gap year off from college to pursue the crazy dream of starting our own business. Here is how it started and how it’s going:
Elsa took this opportunity to remind me of our dream: opening our shop “Luckytown.” She was thinking of taking a gap year to wait for the pandemic to subside. Our dream suddenly didn’t seem so distant anymore. So, we decided on taking the year off to work together.
The coronavirus put every school system in the U.S. online in the spring of 2020, including the Rhode Island School of Design. We spent the rest of our sophomore year sitting in front of a computer screen hundreds of miles away from RISD, trying to learn about printmaking techniques.
Hello, this is my third post as a Panda. I live in New York and usually, I photograph New Yorkers and use these photos as references for my drawings, as you can see in my previous posts here and here. But this post is the Paris edition.
Hello there! My name is Xan, and I’m the author of the Promptlypaneled series. It’s anything from “typical four-panel hashtag-relatable webcomics” to “the everyday struggles of the common girl.” It’s all not incredibly different from most four-panel webcomics people seem to like, though all in all, it’s a lot more feminist-oriented than most. To me, a feminist point of view is essential to what makes these comics “Promptlypaneled.” Which I’m well aware is an easy target to generate some pretty hateful comments.
When the pandemic hit, I suddenly had a lot of free time on the weekends that I normally would have used to go on dates and visit friends and family. It was a pretty bleak time, especially as a single woman living and working alone. I was completely isolated. For some reason, I felt compelled to find some humor in the situation by drawing comics in an attempt to fight the despair of quarantining alone (a bunch of my early, very rough comics on my Instagram account, @zenacomics, are about this theme specifically). I just wanted to make myself laugh, which I’ve found to be a helpful mental health tool (it’s hard to feel too down when you’re distracted laughing about something). Then I started sharing these comics with friends and family in hopes they might also get a laugh too. They were incredibly supportive and encouraged me to share my work with more people. So I started doing Zena Comics as a more regular series.