Amidst the frightening coronavirus pandemic—and the daunting headlines associated with it—we're trying to embrace the moments that are becoming familiar: perfecting our morning coffee, dialing into meetings (also happy hours and birthday parties), and trying to find comfort in the chaos.
As many have already pointed out, while the circumstances are inconvenient and disruptive, this might be the perfect opportunity to slow down and recalibrate from the place we know best: home.
Leah Reena Goren is an artist, and author of Catlady which features Goren's beautiful paintings and contributions from more than 25 women (including Aidy Bryant, Jen Gotch, and Emma Straub).
On top of helping us feel good, Goren's artwork does good, with half of the proceeds of her original pieces benefiting Orphan Kitten Club, a nonprofit saving lives of the tiniest, most vulnerable felines. Here's an exclusive look into the launch day of Catlady, from Goren's home in California.
It's pub day, as they say! I usually get up early (even though I have nowhere to be).
The first order of business is taking a photo of Catlady to post on Instagram. Adil, my boyfriend, designed the cover and laid out the interior and he shoots some of his own photos. We make coffee and bury our faces in our phones and laptops. It's about to start raining for the rest of the day and I catch a little morning sunlight before the clouds settle in.
[#BeginTLDR#]Of course we love to go out, see the light of day, put on real pants, etc. But we can all agree that sometimes, it’s best to follow our felines’ leads and just… stay in. And now? Well, it seems we don’t really have a choice one way or the other.
To make the most of our mandated OOO, we’re kick-starting a new series of work from home diaries, logging how you and your favorite cat owners and creatives are adjusting to the demands of the day. Join us in your best sweatpants and fuzziest socks as we take a page out of our cats’ book and curl up on the great, cozy couch of life—might as well get comfy because, hey, we’re gonna be here awhile.[#EndTLDR#]
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