Covid Creativity: 15Sep2020

by Kerry Herwynen McIntosh

I have always seen “things” in other “things”. Animals in pieces of driftwood and clouds,  faces on wallpaper and flooring and on tree bark. 

My father called this “daydreaming” as I could be lost for hours.  I think it’s called Pareidolia. Seeing faces in everyday objects.  I believe that everyone does this but, I may be wrong? 

Inky, the donkey brayed to me as I was about to recycle him. (It annoys me that most plastic has no recycling number and I am at a loss as to what to do with it).

Inky, recycled sculpture

The sheep is a by-product of many visitors over the Christmas season.  Empty wine bags were forgotten at the back of the kitchen where they awaited the trip to the beer store. Then came Covid lockdown.  When I did find the bags, they seemed forlorn and “sheepish”.

I immediately saw Shawn the Sheep in the spigot! Now, I can’t let them go and am determined to make a flock to keep him company.

Shawn, recycled sculpture

It is possible that I need more human interaction….

Collectif members, send an image (or a few) of very recent work to with up to 100 words describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Maybe share how you’re feeling & how creativity helps. We’d like an informative, inspiring show & tell. Writers, send us poetry, lyrics, a short piece or excerpt.


  1. Kerry, that’s brilliant!…Definitely, truly original and for sure, a great way to expand brain power…good for you!…SandraSent from Samsung tablet


  2. Kerry, How delightful! A sad donkey and a Shawn the sheep spigot! Between a few of us I think we can probably supply a flock of spigots.


  3. Love it, Kerry. I see faces everywhere. There is a fellow with a long beard that stares at me from the cabinet door when i am indisposed in the bathroom.


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