Covid Creativity: 27Dec2021

by Bobi Leutschaft Poitras

I painted this piece over the course of a few days, as a way to remind myself that I have not been the same person all my life.  That sounds strange, but I am one who tends to move along, trying new things and sometimes leaving old ones behind.  

This tendency has, naturally, slowed down with age and a feeling of being “settled” in Alexandria and among my peeps here, but I still have a longing to experience new things.   

My face is left blank for two reasons. 1) I suck at faces, and 2) I’m still looking for myself.  

I played one little trick – I signed my name on top instead of in my customary place at the bottom.  Why?  Because in the painting I’m looking down and I thought I’d make it a bit harder for me to find myself…

Looking For Myself, 
Bobi Leutschaft Poitras
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 8 inches

Start the new year right, Collectif members, show us your creativity! 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. I think artists should always be searching and fluid, never stagnant and predictable: otherwise new and innovative art would never emerge. So good for you Bobi! Keep on keeping on with what you are doing.


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