In April 2020, museums around the world issued a challenge to recreate famous works of art at home and then share those results on social media. This, of course, became the #covidclassics challenge that swept the Internet and kept us all going during some of the darkest months of the pandemic.
That said, one person took the #covidclassics challenge very seriously… maybe too seriously?
Most definitely WAY too seriously!
Yes, that person is yours truly and the result is twenty-one months of #covidclassics. Of course, all things must come to an end and my mission of crafting hilarious parodies of classic works of art for your amusement (and education?) is now complete.
It takes a lot of outside-the-box problem solving to stage a well-known two-dimensional painting or photograph in one’s living and/or working space. You have to consider the lighting, the costumes, the makeup and hair and even the editing after the fact. I can say with 100% confidence that I am so glad I put in the work to make so many of these #covidclassics because if they made even one person smile or chuckle to themselves, then it was all worth it.
Because nostalgia is a powerful drug and we all need a little something extra this time of year, I am pleased to share with you this video of ALL the #covidclassics. Be sure to look closely as there are a few images that I never posted to the blog. Plus, I included all the pop culture parodies I created since April 2020 that I shared only to my personal social media.
My thanks go out to all those who “liked” and commented on my images over the past twenty-one months and to those who laughed along with me.
Special thanks go to my forever sidekick – Chipper the Regal Beagle – for her patience with me as she was included in quite a few #covidclassics… whether she liked it or not.
Of course, the unsung hero in this entire project is my incredible husband – Mike Lee – who never shied away from photographing his wife’s crazy scenarios and shenanigans. Plus, he made the video!
The #covidclassics challenge was a lot of work, a lot of fun and ultimately…
It was a challenge well met.https://www.youtube.com/sqolaman E?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparent