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Let's be real, friends, the last several days have been rough. Boss dress got me through yesterday. Then I took it off and made some questionable decisions about my limits. Dude, sometimes, it's okay to *not* exercise or do physical therapy or whatever. Oops.
I'm still fighting. I'm still doing things. My husband is amazing. I'd probably just be in bed, not drawing, without his suggestions. This is not the time for me to neglect one part of me for the sake of another, though. So, hi! I'm here! I'm falling down, but it's okay. I've had a lot of practice at addressing both my positivity and my general health while this happens.
On that note, I love the color of my sweater. I know that a lot of people are not into bright coral yumminess when it comes to clothing. It makes for a happy sweater for me, though. Today is about self-care and saying, "NO!" to the haters.
It's a little early, but whatever. Here goes.
I've been thinking about and working on designs for masks involving the true spirit of how I see them. Wearing a mask is a selfless act, for most of us, anyway. It isn't PPE. It's a civic duty. It's an act of kindness. It's a gesture of compassion. Thanks to places like RedBubble and Zazzle and Fine Art America/Pixels, there are now (or soon will be) "This is an Act of Kindness" masks available—if you have a need or desire. It makes me feel like a participating member of caring society to simply have made these possible. Each site has multiple designs that are similar or the same. Mask construction and prices differ.
From Pixels/FAA, "These are cloth face masks made from 100% polyester. Each mask includes two woven, elastic loops for a one-site-fits-all fit. IMPORTANT - These are not surgical grade masks, and they are not intended for any medical or commercial uses, whatsoever. Our cloth masks are designed for everyday use to cover your nose and mouth when out in public. We make no warranties that the masks prevent infections or the transmission of viruses or diseases."
From RedBubble, "Non-medical face masks help you express yourself even when you can't show your face. Two layers of soft 100% brushed polyester with sublimation print on the outside layer. 7.25" x 4.6" / 18.5 x 11.5 cm with over-ear elastic straps for a snug fit over mouth and nose. For every mask sold, Redbubble will make a donation to Heart to Heart International. Do not use as medical personal protective equipment."
Zazzle masks should be live on 5/26/2020. They're a little slow on approvals.
Zazzle has 2 different mask styles available. The first shown, left, is 2 layers of 100% cotton. The second, middle and right are 2 layers + optional 3 ply insert, 100% polyester.
I'm also considering offering neck gators through Printful, but that won't happen today. The pain, she wins; and now, a nap. <3