With mom and dad both working full-time, my son spent a lot of time entertaining himself in the spring. There was not a lot of schoolwork and we didn’t want him to have any more screen time than was necessary so we set up a studio for him in the garage, purchased lots of paints and canvases and watched a few Bob Ross videos. He went to town painting dozens and dozens of landscapes in his spare time. I feel like this is not some thing that would have happened outside of a pandemic.
Melissa Pierce, “Pandemic painting,” COVID-19 Archive, accessed November 29, 2023, https://covid-19.digitalvermont.org/items/show/682.