Search out these digital choices, get pleasure from them and let the artists know that you simply recognize what they’re doing. In the event you can, monetary appreciation could be provided by means of providers like PayPal, Patreon and Purchase me a espresso. Don’t neglect that lots of the pleasure spreaders are having a really tough time.
I’m discovering myself waffling between dread and hope. The dread consumes my vitality, so I’m working to steer my thoughts to hope. Here’s a very incomplete checklist of what’s making me hopeful.
– The assisted residing facility the place my Dad lives in a tiny city in northeast Nebraska. They’re so cautious and so caring. They’ve been on lockdown longer than some other place I do know, however they’ve been taking part in “corridor bingo”. Everybody stays of their rooms and the caller is within the corridor. Dad received 50 cents and a bag of popcorn.
– On-line dwell puppet exhibits and DIY workshops by WonderSpark Puppets on Fb, https://www.fb.com/WonderSparkPuppets
– The emergency fund arrange by the Puppet Showplace in Boston, https://www.puppetshowplace.org/emergency-fund. The web page additionally lists different methods to assist.
– David Stephen’s banjo concert events with puppet cameos on Fb, https://www.fb.com/davidstephensbanjo
– “By means of the Narrows,” an on-demand audio webcast. My associates Shari and Chris at Z Puppets Rosenschnoz have been nearly to open their new manufacturing, “By means of the Narrows,” when all of this hit, so that they moved on-line. Test it out at https://zpuppets.org/through-the-narrows-audio-webcast.
– An expensive buddy, aerialist, contortionist, clown, aspiring puppeteer and nurse, whose life now revolves round taking the entire mandatory precautions to proceed to have the ability to take care of the surge of sufferers that’s anticipated.
– Valerie Meiss’ attic live performance/sing-a-longs on Fb.
– Ronnie Burkett’s bedtime tales on Instagram.
That simply scratches the floor of the great stuff that’s on the market. Search it out. Brighten your day. Assist anybody you’ll be able to. It’s tough proper now, however right here’s hoping for a brighter tomorrow.