Isolation Tiki. My symbol of the times.

Bridget Halberstadt illustration. Isolation Tiki.

I miss Forbidden Island our local tiki bar in Alameda, California and all the other happy hours with friends. A Bauhaus shirt for the Cruel World concert in LA I was so excited to get tickets for with my daughter, Ella and life long friend, Ginger, now postponed. A gin and tonic for the lonely driveway happy hours I now have with my husband, Michael. The 3 friendship bracelets for the friends, family and clients I cannot see. The Doc Marten Mary Janes I was about to buy when I saw this pandemic coming and decided to save the money instead. The word Isolation for the Joy Division song, for the post punk and gothic music I am rediscovering at this time. The toilet paper for the crazy hoarding. My clenched teeth for all the work I am not doing. Wishing all you well and to see you again soon.

About 40 of my Facebook friends have donated $25 to have an Isolation Tiki created for them. Thank you friends for keeping me busy.

These Tikis have also lead to possible new work to help Alameda businesses reopen when this is all over. Very excited!

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