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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?

 

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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.

Well, at least that’s what many people seem to do at the moment. I keep selling more and more puzzles on Zazzle and thought it might be a great idea. These are some of my most popular designs:

Sculpture Unconditional Surrender in San Diego Jigsaw Puzzle
Sculpture Unconditional Surrender in San Diego Jigsaw Puzzle

Colorful Houses of Willemstad, Curacao Jigsaw Puzzle
Colorful Houses of Willemstad, Curacao Jigsaw Puzzle

Santa Monica Pier Sunrise Jigsaw Puzzle
Santa Monica Pier Sunrise Jigsaw Puzzle

Cologne Cathedral - Altar of the Poor Clares Jigsaw Puzzle
Cologne Cathedral – Altar of the Poor Clares Jigsaw Puzzle

Scenic Beach at The Baths on Virgin Gorda, BVI Jigsaw Puzzle
Scenic Beach at The Baths on Virgin Gorda, BVI Jigsaw Puzzle

Rainy Day in NYC Jigsaw Puzzle
Rainy Day in NYC Jigsaw Puzzle

Sailing Boats at the Baths, BVI Jigsaw Puzzle
Sailing Boats at the Baths, BVI Jigsaw Puzzle

Vintage Vegas Jigsaw Puzzle
Vintage Vegas Jigsaw Puzzle

Super Prominence - Sun in Space Jigsaw Puzzle
Super Prominence – Sun in Space Jigsaw Puzzle

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