Covid Creativity: 25Feb2022

by Yvonne Callaway, then Milo Smith, then Yvonne Callaway

Inspiration comes from many sources: one simply has to be open to opportunities.

Because we’re spending soooo much time in our homes, there are ample occasions to rethink, tweak and rejig our living spaces.  Of late, I’ve created many reading areas in our home.  

This is a section of the living room with two comfy chairs, a small table to hold coffee, and a larger table with a magnificent four-foot-tall Eureka fern. 

The lamp sends a warm ambient glow through the foliage, creating interesting shadows on the wood panel ceiling. Having created a cozy corner, Milo made a series of cozy photos, this was the coziest.

Living Room at Night. Milo Smith. Photo.

I enjoyed the reading nook and the photo of same. So much so that I made a painting of it.

425 Cozy. Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 8 inches. Yvonne Callaway

An image that keeps on giving!

  • Yvonne creates a vignette from furniture and plants
  • Milo captures the lighting effects in a photo
  • Yvonne crops the image, focusing on light and shadows.

Creativity has many forms. Collectif members, share yours! Send JPG images of your creative mind at work to with up to 100 words per image describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Maybe share how/if creativity helps. Please include size (height by width), title & media for all images. 

Writers – we really want to hear from you! Send us poetry, lyrics, an excerpt. Try to include an illustration of some sort. 

Give us informative, inspiring show & tell. Thank you!


  1. Love the photo Milo! I usually paint from pictures I have taken or one that a good photographer has taken and shared with me.Love your interpretation of the photo Yvonne! You definitely captured that warm glow and the contrasts it gives.


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