Covid Creativity: 4Oct2021

by Paulette Poirier

Covid has forced me to complete projects from my pile of questionable pieces.

Now these two completed works were tons of fun since there was zero pressure of what they should look like. I’m constantly trying to let go of 

  • what tree branches and leaves should look like, 
  • where my pens should direct me, 
  • how to work with beautiful colours while feeling comfortable leaving some areas less defined.

It seems to me I’ve always doodled, in notebooks, on old newspaper and scraps of paper.  I catch myself  looking  at shapes and imagine a pattern in a flat stone, a ceramic kitchen tile, in a cloud formation, in  tree trunks, even in an old potato

 I know when you read this, you’ll probably think like me and say,  “Everyone does that!”  I do hope so!

Shapes and Colours
10 x 8 inches
Pen & dye (previously used dye for batik) on canvas
Branches and Leaves
9 x 12 inches 
Pen & dye on canvas

Don’t be shy Collectif members, we want to see your work! Send JPG images of work completed since March 2020 to with up to 100 words per image describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Maybe share how you’re feeling more than a year into the Covid experience & how/if creativity helps. 

Give us informative, inspiring show & tell. Writers, send us poetry, lyrics, a short piece or excerpt and try to include a suitable illustration of some sort. For all images please include size (height by width), title & media. Thank you!


  1. Absolutley fabulous. I am not an artist however love all types of art work which is why I am a member of this art group. My brain cannot even imagine how you did these two pieces. Wonderful.


    • Thank you Carole, the inspiration of the first one is from a photo I took of a pebbled walkway while the second one for branches in our tree right out my window.


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