Artist Quarantined in Paradise- Key West Pandemic 2020

I’m writing this blog during a historic, once in a lifetime ( hopefully) event from Key West. Its week, I don’t know what of the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic. Heres what it’s like for an artist that works with people to be experiencing this. First, I’m really bored- almost 2 weeks of staying at home by myself is pushing it for me. I’m a people person. Good vibes inspire me. Social distancing and face/ body art don’t go well together, unfortunately.
For me, It’s a time to use creativity in another way.Every income resource is now on pause for me and every CrazyFaces artist for now- certainly not a fun feeling,for sure. On the upside- I am positive and look at the bright side of life. This too shall pass.I know everything will be different when we arrive on the other side of this. Everything seems to be changing- rapidly.

On another note- i’m experiencing feelings of withdrawal. I miss my work. I genuinely love what I do. I love the people I connect with. And most importantly, I love the smiles and happiness from people that appreciate the henna tattoo, or the face painting, or the hair wrap. Art is full of purpose and right now I’m feeling a bit fuzzy and deflated. Everything is connected. I have always felt appreciation and gratitude for what I get to do. Feels like the rug was pulled out from under me. I’m like a lost little kid whose friends left them all alone at the playground. It’s not fun playing this game by myself, womp,womp,womp…….

In the meantime, I’m following the social distancing recommendations, learning new things, blogging, thinking of the best possible outcome for everyones highest and best good. Stay well and hang in there. We all need a moment of refreshment at times. Hope to see you on the other side of this:)

Jennifer Montgomery of CrazyFaces FacePainting and Body Art Philadelphia PA to Key West, FL for parties and events of all kinds 610.764.0853 www.jennifermontgomery.net

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