I’m not as much as an extrovert as people think but I’ve definitely had my fill of downtime. I had to get creative — what am I doing not to be bored and what am I doing to actually feel fulfilled. I want to actually still feel like I’ve done something at the end of the day. I wanted to put something out there not just for myself but for the public. From learning how to Zoom to going through the best ways to do internet shopping, those are new beautiful things. We do drive by birthdays. Those are so cool. Or if you have time and chalk, you could chalk out something on the ground for someone. Within neighborhoods you could see beautiful expressions like that. Although they wash away, they leave a lasting impression on our communities.
I want to see projects come out. As people go back to work, I really think about our artistic community. Like our video communities, our artists, our makers — they’re not going back just yet. There is still some stuff on hold. What’s next is still so unknown but I’m really just hopeful that we’ll make it happy. We’ll still make music. We’re still going to have to paint, these walls don’t build themselves. We’ll still have to record these stories on video. I just hope we all think of creative ways to do those things and I see a lot more collaboration happening in the future.Tony Green
Host, “Hello, I’m Tony Green” show
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