Bread and Roses
One Week At A Time - Food in Quarantine
Summary: My lockdown began before the state’s did, with my partner and myself getting sick, and then sicker. Abruptly, all conventional markers of progress were scattered, leaving only a survival mode - where it all came down to getting myself to the next marker of time. Day by day, a week at a time, in whatever form of effort it took. This is the first part of a continuing “snapshot” series of hand-drawn meals, marking the weekly passage of time.
Medium: black ink and marker on sketch paper
Piecing It Together Through Creativity
Summary: 2019 was the most challenging year of my life. When the world fell apart in 2020, I felt like I’d been sent to my room to try to piece it all back together. As I struggled to find joy, the only thing that made me feel sane was writing. Through each short story, comic, and journal entry, I slowly started to come alive again. The more I allowed myself to create, the more I realized that there was no going back to who I used to be. Through all the pain and uncertainty, somehow I’d found my way home.
Medium: Comic art/writing
Bread & Roses
Jen Del Sol
Inspired by the ancient prayer, as well as the Helen Todd quote, “bread for all, and roses too.” This digital illustration created by Jen Del Sol captures The Creative Spark’s mission statement to celebrate and support creatives of all paths, in the form of bread and roses.