Creators in Quarantine: Olivia Kaufman-Rovira of Ordinary O

How has this whole situation impacted you?  There are different levels to this response. First off, I work part-time as an landscape designer. That work has been cut in half, so I essentially have an almost quarter-time WFH job right now. I am very grateful that I have that, but it’s just one piece of my freelancing puzzle that remains. It’s a bit scary. I’ve been a complete emotional roller … Continue reading Creators in Quarantine: Olivia Kaufman-Rovira of Ordinary O

Creators In Quarantine: Clarissa Eck

How has this whole situation impacted you? I work in a communal space at The Clay Studio, which is how I initially found pottery. After the government started to take COVID-19 seriously, all non-essential businesses were ordered to shut down – and unfortunately, The Clay Studio fell into that category. I got a phone call from a friend who was meant to fire a kiln … Continue reading Creators In Quarantine: Clarissa Eck

Creators In Quarantine: Kathleen Fitzpatrick of Tie-Up Textiles

How has this whole situation impacted you? I’m finding my emotions in regard to the novel coronavirus to be a bit of a roller coaster. My initial reaction and thought process, I’m sure like most small businesses, was to immediately think of the worst case scenario. What does this mean for my business? How will I come out of this? WILL I come out of … Continue reading Creators In Quarantine: Kathleen Fitzpatrick of Tie-Up Textiles

Creators in Quarantine: Sarah Brett

How has this whole situation impacted you? Mentally, it’s tough! Just trying to stay active in the studio has been difficult, I’m having a hard time getting myself into the creative mindset. The stresses of bills and sources of income just hang over my head like a dark cloud. I would love to say I’ve been able to take advantage of extra time to create, … Continue reading Creators in Quarantine: Sarah Brett

Creators in Quarantine: Eric Hinkley

How has this whole situation impacted you? First off this pandemic has impacted me greatly. I lost my job the morning of March 21st and that was a huge eye-opener. I also had my freelance jobs centered in the music industry put on hold so I now am left wondering where the next paycheck will come from. Scarier than that though is when will I … Continue reading Creators in Quarantine: Eric Hinkley