On the Wednesday, writer, podcaster and art director Gem Fletcher provided us with a reminder to “be kind to yourself. Allow your breathing to stabilise [and] accept the challenge that we have all been given.”
On the Thursday, French artist and animator Kévin Gemin helped us begin the day with a smile. “Good Morning everyone! At this time, what helps me is to remember the good times I’ve had. Feel nostalgic, and then close my eyes for 10 seconds to rest my mind. Then I can begin to enjoy my day,” he tells us. Indeed, many of us are feeling nostalgic and reflective, but Kévin is reminding us to let this push our days on in the best possible way. Thanks, Kevin!
To bring in the weekend, we had San Francisco-based illustrator and super-mum Allison Filice with us. “Good Morning! Recently I’ve been doing a silly dance in the morning to make my baby laugh. Baby or not, it’s a great way to start the day and shake off some tension”, she tells us. What particular song gets Allison in the mood? None other than Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra
On the Saturday, we were joined by illustrator, Hel Covell to ring in the new day. Hel kindly created a morning playlist for us to “dance to (badly, in pyjamas, in the kitchen) and to open the windows to.” The playlist includes some stellar hits from Kate Bush, Prince and Discotron – have a listen below.