It’s official! As of Monday, businesses in Harris County will have to require all employees and customers to wear masks and will face fines if they fail to do so. As a small business owner in perpetual limbo over how to balance safety with being as welcoming as possible, this order helps a lot. I’m happy we can all enjoy some normal fun activities again, and so happy to see my collectors come back to the gallery. But the virus keeps spreading and shutting down again is not an option. I really hope we can all look at masks as something that can give us freedom to enjoy some of our favorite things while staying safe. For example, my friends and I – very small group of people who I know have been staying home, masking up, and overall staying vigilant – are excited to go to a museum tomorrow to see the work of Tatiana Escallon, whom we all love. It’s a fun little adventure, but wouldn’t be tempting if we had to worry about getting contaminated or contaminating others.
Anyway, I spent my day transforming some of my favorite works into cute artsy masks. You can get them on the Society6 website! Also, I created a painting of the new Pride flag specifically in order to make a Pride 2020 mask and I’m so proud (pun intended) of how it turned out.