Things have changed but what we’re seeing is that the majority of our EC community are gaining new skills and growing from this COVID-19 experience. Embrace Creatives is checking in with our global members to find out how they’re spending their @ home time, creating and doing business.
Welcome to Inside Empowerment.
Let’s meet Tasha Peace
EC: Give us a brief introduction.
Tasha: As a satirical surrealist and avid utilitarian I enjoy creating sculpture/collages from reused and recycled things I find from around the city. As well as having always been keen on all types of painting; watercolor, oils and acrylic. Lately, I have been leaning into pen/ink drawings and charcoal. I live in Detroit.
EC: Where in your home do you spend the most time?
Tasha: My attic has been useful as a makeshift studio and the kitchen table for small projects.
EC: What’s the biggest challenge you face being self-quarantined?
Tasha: Staying motivated to be creative when faced with external stressors. After maintaining sanity, the next challenge is working with the materials and tools I have available. Eventually it will be the running out of supplies.
EC: What’s the best part about being self-quarantined?
Tasha: FREETIME! As well as reconnecting with people via virtual platforms who I otherwise may have rarely reached out to.
EC: Has your artwork or process changed or adapted?
Tasha: Yes, I am now creating smaller pieces and more colorful pieces. In the past I love large works of the monochromatic variety.
EC: How have your social media posts changed?
Tasha: I have become more active on social media and have become willing to learn and share on different platforms. I try not to post solely around the content of COVID-19, I know it’s on everyone’s mind but I think most folx enjoy artist works as an escape rather than a reminder of the reality they may be avoiding.
EC: What’s your favorite online source for studio (art) tools and materials?
Tasha: I enjoy the artist I follow on Instagram and searching through their followers of different types of mediums in different locations. I have been video chatting with other local artists so we can art together!
EC: How are you spending your free time?
Tasha: I am purposely trying not to become a consumer of media. Rather spending my time creating to stay sane and not feel idle. I go for runs & hikes. Playing with the pets. Playing guitar & meditation. However, I have been finding comfort in Podcasts while I work, check out: Gastropod, History on Fire, Art History Babes, Starving Artist & Under the Skin.
EC: Are you doing something new doing during this challenging time that you will stick with?
Tasha: I have been committed to sticking with a regular routine, doing everyday the same way. It truly has been helpful for my anxiety, health and productivity. I think it will become a great habit that I would like to carry through the rest of my life.