Oh darls ❤ i think you are in great company with those feelings of claustrophobia and frustration, it is a very strange and trying time.
What is über annoying is hearing/seeing people flouting the rules for their own pleasure/convenience. It druves me insane reading/hearing/seeing people having parties/relaxing for a picnic for hours by the beach/river etc etc when the rest of us are following the rules, as painful as the rules seem.
I want to make clear that my mate helping me is a job not a social situation, one that will help keep him and his family afloat during this time, plus essential work that i need done around the house. It's not socialising, i am paying him by the hour. Just to be crystal clear!
I know it's really hard, being such a social person esp. not to see friends, or your social network regularly, it must be hard.
I am used to it in a way since i moved away from my social scene, i often have to wait quite a while to see my friends in person. When restrictions are in place, it's even harder.
Wowee, that is so amazing that you have two painting commissions! How did they see your work/commission you? I am guessing social media? No pressure to say, i totally understand.
However it happened, that is terrific!
Do you find commissions stressful?
I have only ever had a couple of commissions. I don't think we've ever talked in detail, but here goes: I am primarily a potter. One time i was commissioned to make crockery for a restaurant, which was a huge opportunity for me , but also very stressful! The other commission was for some linoprints for a fancy homewares shop.
Apart from that, I've had no experience with commissions but they generally scare me. I am more into doing my thing and if you like it, great, if not, no worries!
Well, actually, ive been commissioned this evening to make vegan san choy bau!!! Minced tofu, onion, garlic, capsicum, corn, marinated in soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce, coconut Aminos, miso paste, sesame oil, crushed peanuts. Going to cook that up, then into lettuce cups and yummy yummy! What's for dins at your house?
Gotta go, love ya xoxo