Meet Me in Lockdown: Memory Art Diary

On March 14, 2020, Spain entered a state of alarm. Coronavirus hit Europe. The day before I returned from the last “before” outing. I didn’t know that for the seven “after” weeks I would be quarantined alone. Shortly, I got a notebook in the mail from a friend. It became an art diary. Each day I’d cut an image from a pile of junk mail or few magazines I had around. I’d free-associate on some corona-topic to fill in a page… It kept me going until it was safe(r) to exit. I never opened my pandemic flamingo notebook again, until a year later on March 14, 2021. Would you like to read it next?

I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST LOCKDOWN

Memory Art Exchange Project

Sign up. Get the diary in the mail. Enjoy. Mail it to the next recipient. Details below:

The diary contains 90+ pages. I wanted to have a record of my time, mood, and coping process in its whimsy and the wtf-grace. Some chapters are fun(ny), others informative, ranging from amusement to oversharing. This is a (self) portrait of a creative mind amid a slow moving apocalypse. I thought about posting it online, but I think the true desire of the notebook and myself was to get out, get back to people, travel. So I am proposing this:

  • Sign up below
  • Get the original diary in the mail (!) for free
  • Enjoy, reflect, roll your eyes, think back to your own experiences
  • Let me know what you thought and felt directly, OR
  • Log into a password-protected page here to comment on specific images
  • Send the diary to the next recipient (I’ll provide the address) or back to me
  • I checked, the snail mail cost of sending it anywhere should be about $10

Invite “I Know What You Did Last Lockdown” to your home:

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