Quarantine: Day 23

We’re at day 23rd of the quarantine in Lima. Additional measures have been put in place which limit our days to go grocery shopping even more.

Last week the Peruvian President announced that we were going to be taking harsher measures to make sure we could flatten the curve as soon as possible. These new measures include having separate days for which men and women can go out grocery shopping. Men can go out Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and women can go out Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Sundays, nobody should be out.

Although these may seem weird, what we’re trying to avoid is having couples or bigger groups going out together, since what was initially required was to only have one person per household running all the necessary errands at a time.

In addition to that, this is a special week where nobody is allowed to go out Thursday, Friday or Sunday. Leaving two days of the week for men to go out, and two days of the week for women to go out. Easter is a long 4-day holiday here, which is why the President considered using those holiday days for a full lockdown.

As for my mural, I ran out of film so I’ve moved on to new things. Today I played a bit with long exposures and a lighter, creating a few interesting pictures:

There’s something about holding a light in a space of pure darkness that creates a peaceful and calming sensation.

In addition to that, I opened up a mandala coloring book that has both kept me entertained, and has helped with anxiety. Hopefully, I’ll be able to spend some additional time coloring new ones during this long upcoming holiday.

Here’s to carry on finding artistic projects for as long as the quarantine lasts!

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