7 Ways to Get Crafty in Isolation

Angela R. James

Confinement, unpleasant as it may be, has a history of inspiring great art. During the aftermath of the bubonic plague in 1606, William Shakespeare reportedly wrote two plays—King Lear and Macbeth. While recovering from the Spanish Flu in 1919, Edvard Munch (his The Scream feels a little too real right now) quickly resumed his painting practice. And it was in total (albeit, voluntary) isolation in Concord, Massachusetts, that Henry David Thoreau wrote Walden.

So, as shelter-in-place orders went into effect near and far, we couldn’t help but wonder what new creations would emerge from designers, stuck at home

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