We’ve had the pleasure of working with Brian on many levels. He and his family are active members of the community. We are happy to share with the community this from Brian and his wife Jeannine.
WR: Jeannine we know you are a nurse and frontline hero... THANK YOU! Brian you’re such a talented artist we’ve enjoyed getting to know as you inspire us as well, THANK YOU! Can you share with us your experiences the last few weeks?
Jeannine: I stay mentally and emotionally exhausted. Normally I work as an operating room registered nurse. During this crisis I am having to be extremely flexible and work areas I am less familiar with which is proving to be physically exhausting as well. Learning new ways to decompress when possible.
Brian: Working on creative projects in solitude and fretting about finances are common themes in the life of an artist. This pandemic has helped to forge a much stronger connection with my family and my community. This tragedy has strengthened my resolve in my career path and it has underscored the importance of the arts as a tool for community bonding and for healing trauma. More people are diving into the creative process, making art and sharing their work. More people are discovering art as a catalyst for self improvement.
It’s beautiful to see people getting in touch with their creative side and it’s an honor to help curate that process and encourage that development in people’s lives.
I’ve also taken some time to manage my creative services business, Cosmic Source Creative. I painted and hung my business sign at my studio and I have been researching and developing new outlets to carry my art products.
WR: Jeannine what would you like to share with the community?
Jeannine: Wash your hands, drink as much clean water as you can, stay calm and take care of each other. Prevention is everything.
WR: Brian we love your work what’s the best way to get in touch with you?
Brian: The best way to get in touch with me is by email: hello@BrianZickafoose.com or through my web site: www.BrianZickafoose.com. My studio is still working on logo and branding projects for clients. I am currently offering a discounted rate on creative services. Any businesses who need graphic design may contact me for a free estimate and we’ll get you taken care of.
WR: Thank you both. We are lucky to have you in the community and appreciate your taking the time to share with us.