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Today is the last day of April 2020 – what will May bring?

I am anxious to check my sales on various print on demand websites. I am anxious to find out what covid-19 will bring us in May 2020. When will Godzilla or aliens arrive? It’s just so fu**ing surreal at the moment…

I am still working from home. No one is allowed to go to the office without a really important reason, so we stay at home. Luckily, I do still have a job! And what a job it is…. a new position and I am right in the middle of a probabition period to see whether we get along. I think we do, I just hope my boss thinks the same!

I have created cloth face masks and puzzle games on Zazzle like crazy, so in case you’d like to check them out, please do so here:

Unique Face Masks
Unique Face Masks

Face masks on Zazzle currently need 6 business days for approval… phew…. I have over 100 in the queue 😁

Edit: Redbubble has activated the face masks aswell and they cost less than the Zazzle version. Please find mine here.

Phew… I tried to write a blog post for several days now and beware, this might become one of the most personal blog posts on the entire Zizzling Zazzle blogosphere. But during these times everything is screwed and upside down… topsy turvy… any more good words for the current situation?

I mean, who in his right mind would have guessed what a pandemic rollercoaster ride 2020 will be. The forest fires in Brasil and Australia were already out of this world along with a strange “Is this shit getting real?” feeling in my guts. And now this corona pandemic with covid-19. Everyone is scared (well, maybe not everyone but MOST people). We are depserately clinging onto toilet paper and cloth face masks.

Horror stories or official news? Different countries coping totally different. Some enforce their lockdowns, some do nothing because they don’t want to or they simply can’t. It’s the rich vs. the poor all over again.

And here I am in one of the probably safest countries to be at the moment – Germany. Germany seems to handle it rather well. Less deaths – but is that good? Every death is one death too much, isn’t it? We cannot be happy about our privileged situation while people in other countries seem to not have such a “good” chance to survive this.

How long will it all take?

Is it ok for us artists to sell cloth face masks and to profit from it?

Questions, so many questions in my head…

And yes, I did create cloth face masks on Zazzle and I have sold a few until now. Does this make me happy? Not really, people need them and I am making money with it?

Is it fair? I still have my job, my employer ordered everyone to work from home. My husband is still on paternal leave and is taking care of the two kids during the day since day care is closed. We don’t need to worry about earning less or earning no money. No stimulus checks necessary, no government subsidy/grant. We are the lucky ones.

Is our situation fair?




So, how do you feel?

How do you cope?

Would you like to talk about it? It’s ok to remain silent…

After Artsadd (which I don’t design for anymore), Zazzle has made cloth face masks available to add your designs to. As they are printed through their HEART project, you will receive a flat royalty of 5%. I have already created a few allover print face masks, here are some designs:

Impulsive Color Splash Toddler Art Cloth Face Mask
Impulsive Color Splash Toddler Art Cloth Face Mask

Blue Frozen Ice Rose Digital Art Cloth Face Mask
Blue Frozen Ice Rose Digital Art Cloth Face Mask

Berry Bonanza - Mixes red berries and blueberries Cloth Face Mask
Berry Bonanza – Mixes red berries and blueberries Cloth Face Mask

Santa Monica Pier Pink Explosion Cloth Face Mask
Santa Monica Pier Pink Explosion Cloth Face Mask

More can be seen in my Zazzle Collection.

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