What benefits do you think creating something with your hands has on your state of mind? It’s very satisfying to create something from scratch and to finish it. I often have about 9 or 10 wigs on the go at once, so I can switch between them and do a little bit of work on a few at a time. Eventually, I will then have the satisfaction of finishing a few all on the same day. The repetition of making something with your hands over and over again allows the task to become second nature. This allows you to build on your skills and attempt more difficult creative tasks related to your medium at hand.
During a difficult time like this, what role do you think creativity plays? For me, it’s a healthy distraction from the news cycle at the moment. Whether it’s consuming art or making your own, art will give your brain a bit of healthy escapism. It’s good to try and seek out the silver linings where we can at the moment. We are so fortunate to live in a time where we are so connected to one another online, and to have platforms like Instagram and YouTube where we can post our work/art to share and inspire each other.