I know it's a challenging time for us right now. My mother always told me to have faith — things always work out. We all have to ride this one out together.

When I walk into my studio and start painting, I think of nothing else. I’m 100% focused on my painting — in my own world. I call it the great escape.

I highly recommend you pull out your paints and start creating. It's something you can do that’s positive and reduces stress — plus it provides joy and brings the sense of well-being we all need right now. 

Before you jump into it, do some planning. A good composition takes thought.