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Interviewing Pyrography Artist Lorry | Creative Youth Archive

When I first started this blog years ago, I was always passionate about finding teenagers and young adults to write about in my Creative Youth Archive. I've since interviewed 11 unique individuals from all over the world and today I'm interviewing one more, a pyrography and mandala artist, Lauren 'Lorry' Jones, from Australia. When Lorry first posted about her art, I was amazed by her talent as I had never seen anything like it, so of course, I had to interview her. 

Hello, Lorry. Can you tell us about you, what you create and why are you passionate about it? My name is Lauren Jones. I am a 26-year-old artist, creator and mother from Perth, Western Australia. I am the owner of a business calledThe Wandering Jones. I dabble in lots of art mediums but Pyrography and Mandala art are my specialties. Art is what makes me the happiest; I am constantly either doing art, thinking about art or watching other people do art. I have always been drawn to art since I was a kid! I stu…

7 Ways To Stay Positive During the COVID19 Lockdown

It almost feels like we're on a weird holiday but we don't know when it will end.  I've spent the past (almost) three weeks cooped up inside my dorm room in the Netherlands. The country has gone into lockdown mode, with citizens urged to stay indoors unless we have doctor's appointments or need to do grocery shopping. Classes have all moved online, with awkward video conferences and technical issues. We're all confused and uncertain, but it's a start as we all stay home and follow the rules. Being an introvert, I don't mind it too much however I have noticed I've been getting bored easily and even losing motivation to finish some tasks for the day. This is exactly why I decided to collab with fellow blogger Beth and create this list of tips to make quarantine a little more bearable.
1. Maintain a normal routine as much as you can

Staying in bed longer than I should feels good on the days that I need it, but if you're working from home it's import…