Wonderful Watercolor Sink Art That Reinforces the Importance of Washing Hands and Staying Creative

While artist Marta Grossi was on assignment in Milan, Italy, she found herself having to stay there for an extended period of time due to the country’s quarantine. As she contemplated her own situation of being away from her family, Grossi found comfort in her craft. When she ran out of paper, she began painting in the sink with watercolors. This act of necessity led to a profound discovery about the role that the sink plays in one’s life and the importance of staying creative particularly during this trying time in history.

Now more than ever we need to stay positive and to find beauty even in the unexpected places. A few weeks ago I thought about the perception of things, about how many times we are reminded to wash our hands since we met the coronavirus. The sinks of all the world are now becoming silent companions, we look out every day – and under these tragic circumstances – a simple piece of furniture is changing in front of our eyes. …The sink of this apartment is now my temporary canvas, at first, it started as a necessity because I finished all of my drawing papers.

Grossi’s art features incredibly detailed images of flowers, architecture, and wildlife. After the image is finished, Grossi embraces the ephemera and allows the sink to wash it away over the course of 24 hours.

Every day I paint with watercolors a new subject and after 24 hours I let the water destroy the art piece, and that reminds me that life is beautiful even in the ugly, scary and the unknown.

 

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🌷 . . – wash your hands and be creative – For those who don't know, I am quarantined in Milan, where I previously came for a temporary time and for working projects. Now locked here alone – in a home that is not mine – and unable to come back to my family. I am trying to start my day with a purpose and using my tools to stay mentally and physically healthy. The only thing that always saved my life, is my creativity and now that my few papers are finishing, I am using whatever I find in this apartment. Being creative is a form of therapy and my way to communicate with the world. Now more than ever we need to stay positive and to find beauty even in the unexpected places. Few days ago I thought about the perception of things, about how many times we are reminded to wash our hands since we met the corona virus. The sinks of all the world are now becoming silent companions, we meet every day and under this tragic circumstances, a simple piece of furniture is changing in front of our eyes. This sink is now my temporary canvas, today I saw a full spring and 🌷 🌷🌷coming out of it, and reminding me that life is beautiful even in the ugly, scary and the unknown. In few hours I am going to wash my hands again, and this painting will dissolve and disappear. This is the message I want to give, to see the same things with different eyes. To be strong and to appreciate simple little things. I am with you, we are all in this together. Love, Marta Creativity will never stop Video from @martabunny 🎨 painted with watercolours and filmed with iPhone . . #illustration #love #coronavirus #world #power #energy #united #italy #plants #covid #covid19 #global #heart #together #plants #nature #news #washyourhands #sink #takecareofyourself #artwork #painting #watercolor #plantsofinstagram #interiordesign #time #milan #stronger #quarantinelife #designboom #spring @carta_9169

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🐠🐡🚰 Wash your hands and be creative Stay safe Stay inspired . . . Will last less than 24h . For those who don't know, I am quarantined in Milan, where I previously came for a temporary time and for working projects. Now locked here alone – in a home that is not mine – and unable to come back to my family. I am trying to start my day with a purpose and using my tools to stay mentally and physically healthy. The only thing that always saved my life, is my creativity and now that my few papers are finishing, I am using whatever I find in this apartment. Being creative is a form of therapy and my way to communicate with the world. Now more than ever we need to stay positive and to find beauty even in the unexpected places. Few days ago I thought about the perception of things, about how many times we are reminded to wash our hands since we met the corona virus. The sinks of all the world are now becoming silent companions, we meet every day and under this tragic circumstances, a simple piece of furniture is changing in front of our eyes. This sink is now my temporary canvas, today I saw the ocean and the coral reef coming out of it, and reminding me that life is beautiful even in the ugly, scary and the unknown. In few hours I am going to wash my hands again, and this painting will dissolve and disappear. This is the message I want to give, to see the same things with different eyes. To be strong and to appreciate simple little things. I am with you, we are all in this together. Love, Marta Creativity will never stop Video from @martabunny painted with watercolours and filmed with iPhone . #illustration #love #coronavirus #watercolorpainting #power #energy #creativelifehappylife #italy #galaxy #covid #covid19 #artoftheday #greenpeace #artofinstagram #nature #blue #washyourhands #sink #artwork #painting #watercolour #designboom #interiordesign #artist #milan #watercolorpainting #quarantinelife #sea #coralreef

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I Will miss this sink🚰 . -Wash your hands and keep creative series- . On March 8th,2020 – I found myself quarantined in Milan, where I previously came for a temporary time and working projects. Now I am locked here alone – in a home that is not mine – and unable to come back to my family. Working as creative director and artist is pushing me to use my creativity to stay mentally and physically healthy. A form of therapy and the best way I have to cope with anxiety and the global pandemic that is affecting our world. Now more than ever we need to stay positive and to find beauty even in the unexpected places. Few weeks ago I thought about the perception of things, about how many times we are reminded to wash our hands since we met the corona virus. The sinks of all the world are now becoming silent companions, we look out every day – and under this tragic circumstances – a simple piece of furniture is changing in front of our eyes. Since we are all locked inside, I use my imagination to see spring, flowers, nature and organic elements popping out of and surround my quarantine. The sink of this apartment is now my temporary canvas, at first it started as a necessity because I finished all of my drawing papers. Every day I paint with watercolors a new subject and after 24 hours I let the water destroy the art piece, and that reminds me that life is beautiful even in the ugly, scary and the unknown. I use my iPhone to record some short videos, and then I play them reverse to see how the effect of the water is affecting the colors. This is the message I want to give and share: to see the same things with different eyes. To be strong and to appreciate simple little things. I am with you, we are all in this together. Creativity will never stop. Love, Marta Creativity will never stop Images from @martabunny painted with watercolours #illustration #love #coronavirus #watercolorpainting #hongkong #kawaii #watercolourart #china #watercolours #covid #covid19 #quarantineartclub #quarantineart #artofinstagram #nature #easter #washyourhands #sink #artwork #painting #watercolour_daily #asia #saatchitakeove #dalerrowney

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🧼🚰 -Wash your hands and keep creative series- . Few weeks ago🌸 . On March 8th,2020 – I found myself quarantined in Milan, where I previously came for a temporary time and working projects. Now I am locked here alone – in a home that is not mine – and unable to come back to my family. Working as creative director and artist is pushing me to use my creativity to stay mentally and physically healthy. A form of therapy and the best way I have to cope with anxiety and the global pandemic that is affecting our world. Now more than ever we need to stay positive and to find beauty even in the unexpected places. Few weeks ago I thought about the perception of things, about how many times we are reminded to wash our hands since we met the corona virus. The sinks of all the world are now becoming silent companions, we look out every day – and under this tragic circumstances – a simple piece of furniture is changing in front of our eyes. Since we are all locked inside, I use my imagination to see spring, flowers, nature and organic elements popping out of and surround my quarantine. The sink of this apartment is now my temporary canvas, at first it started as a necessity because I finished all of my drawing papers. Every day I paint with watercolors a new subject and after 24 hours I let the water destroy the art piece, and that reminds me that life is beautiful even in the ugly, scary and the unknown. I use my iPhone to record some short videos, and then I play them reverse to see how the effect of the water is affecting the colors. This is the message I want to give and share: to see the same things with different eyes. To be strong and to appreciate simple little things. I am with you, we are all in this together. Creativity will never stop. Love, Marta Creativity will never stop Images from @martabunny painted with watercolours #illustration #love #coronavirus #watercolorpainting #hongkong #kawaii #watercolourart #china #watercolours #covid #covid19 #quarantineartclub #quarantineart #artofinstagram #nature #easter #washyourhands #sink #artwork #painting #watercolour_daily #asia #saatchitakeover #creativexgigi

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🐙🚰 -Wash your hands and keep creative series- . Better I remember I painted this if I wake up in the night… . On March 8th,2020 – I found myself quarantined in Milan, where I previously came for a temporary time and working projects. Now I am locked here alone – in a home that is not mine – and unable to come back to my family. Working as creative director and artist is pushing me to use my creativity to stay mentally and physically healthy. A form of therapy and the best way I have to cope with anxiety and the global pandemic that is affecting our world. Now more than ever we need to stay positive and to find beauty even in the unexpected places. Few weeks ago I thought about the perception of things, about how many times we are reminded to wash our hands since we met the corona virus. The sinks of all the world are now becoming silent companions, we look out every day – and under this tragic circumstances – a simple piece of furniture is changing in front of our eyes. Since we are all locked inside, I use my imagination to see spring, flowers, nature and organic elements popping out of and surround my quarantine. The sink of this apartment is now my temporary canvas, at first it started as a necessity because I finished all of my drawing papers. Every day I paint with watercolors a new subject and after 24 hours I let the water destroy the art piece, and that reminds me that life is beautiful even in the ugly, scary and the unknown. I use my iPhone to record some short videos, and then I play them reverse to see how the effect of the water is affecting the colors. This is the message I want to give and share: to see the same things with different eyes. To be strong and to appreciate simple little things. I am with you, we are all in this together. Creativity will never stop. Love, Marta Creativity will never stop Images from @martabunny painted with watercolours #illustration #love #coronavirus #watercolorpainting #hongkong #kawaii #watercolourart #china #watercolours #covid #covid19 #quarantineartclub #quarantineart #artofinstagram #nature #easter #washyourhands #sink #artwork #painting #watercolour_daily #asia #saatchitakeove

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🦋 . Wash your hands and be creative Stay safe Stay inspired . For those who don't know, I am quarantined in Milan, where I previously came for a temporary time and for working projects. Now locked here alone – in a home that is not mine – and unable to come back to my family. I am trying to start my day with a purpose and using my tools to stay mentally and physically healthy. The only thing that always saved my life, is my creativity and now that my few papers are finishing, I am using whatever I find in this apartment. Being creative is a form of therapy and my way to communicate with the world. Now more than ever we need to stay positive and to find beauty even in the unexpected places. Few days ago I thought about the perception of things, about how many times we are reminded to wash our hands since we met the corona virus. The sinks of all the world are now becoming silent companions, we meet every day and under this tragic circumstances, a simple piece of furniture is changing in front of our eyes. This sink is now my temporary canvas, today I saw blue 🦋🦋🦋coming out of it, and reminding me that life is beautiful even in the ugly, scary and the unknown. In few hours I am going to wash my hands again, and this painting will dissolve and disappear. This is the message I want to give, to see the same things with different eyes. To be strong and to appreciate simple little things. I am with you, we are all in this together. Love, Marta Creativity will never stop Video from @martabunny painted with watercolours and filmed with iPhone . #illustration #love #coronavirus #butterfly #power #energy #creativelifehappylife #italy #animals #covid #covid19 #artoftheday #heart #artofinstagram #nature #blue #washyourhands #sink #takecareofyourself #artwork #painting #watercolour #designboom #interiordesign #time #milan #stronger #quarantinelife #desing #spring

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Pantone lover Since forever . 🧼🚰 -Wash your hands and keep creative series- . On March 8th,2020 – I found myself quarantined in Milan, where I previously came for a temporary time and working projects. Now I am locked here alone – in a home that is not mine – and unable to come back to my family. Working as creative director and artist is pushing me to use my creativity to stay mentally and physically healthy. A form of therapy and the best way I have to cope with anxiety and the global pandemic that is affecting our world. Now more than ever we need to stay positive and to find beauty even in the unexpected places. Few weeks ago I thought about the perception of things, about how many times we are reminded to wash our hands since we met the corona virus. The sinks of all the world are now becoming silent companions, we look out every day – and under this tragic circumstances – a simple piece of furniture is changing in front of our eyes. Since we are all locked inside, I use my imagination to see spring, flowers, nature and organic elements popping out of and surround my quarantine. The sink of this apartment is now my temporary canvas, at first it started as a necessity because I finished all of my drawing papers. Every day I paint with watercolors a new subject and after 24 hours I let the water destroy the art piece, and that reminds me that life is beautiful even in the ugly, scary and the unknown. I use my iPhone to record some short videos, and then I play them reverse to see how the effect of the water is affecting the colors. This is the message I want to give and share: to see the same things with different eyes. To be strong and to appreciate simple little things. I am with you, we are all in this together. Creativity will never stop. Love, Marta Creativity will never stop Images from @martabunny painted with watercolours #illustration #love #coronavirus #watercolorpainting #hongkong #kawaii #watercolourart #china #watercolours #covid #covid19 #quarantineartclub #quarantineart #artofinstagram #nature #easter #washyourhands #sink #artwork #painting #watercolour_daily #pantone2020 #livingcoral #pantone

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🧼🚰 -Wash your hands and keep creative series- . . On March 8th,2020 – I found myself quarantined in Milan, where I previously came for a temporary time and working projects. Now I am locked here alone – in a home that is not mine – and unable to come back to my family. Working as creative director and artist is pushing me to use my creativity to stay mentally and physically healthy. A form of therapy and the best way I have to cope with anxiety and the global pandemic that is affecting our world. Now more than ever we need to stay positive and to find beauty even in the unexpected places. Few weeks ago I thought about the perception of things, about how many times we are reminded to wash our hands since we met the corona virus. The sinks of all the world are now becoming silent companions, we look out every day – and under this tragic circumstances – a simple piece of furniture is changing in front of our eyes. Since we are all locked inside, I use my imagination to see spring, flowers, nature and organic elements popping out of and surround my quarantine. The sink of this apartment is now my temporary canvas, at first it started as a necessity because I finished all of my drawing papers. Every day I paint with watercolors a new subject and after 24 hours I let the water destroy the art piece, and that reminds me that life is beautiful even in the ugly, scary and the unknown. I use my iPhone to record some short videos, and then I play them reverse to see how the effect of the water is affecting the colors. This is the message I want to give and share: to see the same things with different eyes. To be strong and to appreciate simple little things. I am with you, we are all in this together. Creativity will never stop. Love, Marta Creativity will never stop Images from @martabunny painted with watercolours #illustration #love #coronavirus #watercolorpainting #hongkong #kawaii #watercolourart #china #watercolours #covid #covid19 #quarantineartclub #quarantineart #artofinstagram #nature #easter #washyourhands #sink #artwork #painting #watercolour_daily #asia #saatchitakeover #creativexgigi

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🎏🚰 -Wash your hands and keep creative series- . This one is dedicated to my life in Asia. Will last 24h . . . . On March 8th,2020 – I found myself quarantined in Milan, where I previously came for a temporary time and working projects. Now I am locked here alone – in a home that is not mine – and unable to come back to my family. Working as creative director and artist is pushing me to use my creativity to stay mentally and physically healthy. A form of therapy and the best way I have to cope with anxiety and the global pandemic that is affecting our world. Now more than ever we need to stay positive and to find beauty even in the unexpected places. Few weeks ago I thought about the perception of things, about how many times we are reminded to wash our hands since we met the corona virus. The sinks of all the world are now becoming silent companions, we look out every day – and under this tragic circumstances – a simple piece of furniture is changing in front of our eyes. Since we are all locked inside, I use my imagination to see spring, flowers, nature and organic elements popping out of and surround my quarantine. The sink of this apartment is now my temporary canvas, at first it started as a necessity because I finished all of my drawing papers. Every day I paint with watercolors a new subject and after 24 hours I let the water destroy the art piece, and that reminds me that life is beautiful even in the ugly, scary and the unknown. I use my iPhone to record some short videos, and then I play them reverse to see how the effect of the water is affecting the colors. This is the message I want to give and share: to see the same things with different eyes. To be strong and to appreciate simple little things. I am with you, we are all in this together. Creativity will never stop. Love, Marta Creativity will never stop Images from @martabunny painted with watercolours and filmed with iPhone #illustration #love #coronavirus #watercolorpainting #hongkong #kawaii #watercolourart #china #watercolours #covid #covid19 #quarantineartclub #quarantineart #artofinstagram #nature #easter #washyourhands #sink #artwork #painting #watercolour_daily #asia

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@nssgclub is talking about my project “wash your hands and keep creative” 💕🙏 You can find the full article in my bio. . . . Un progetto artistico che nasce da una situazione di emergenza, dall'isolamento causato dal Coronavirus che ci vede tutti coinvolti da ormai più di un mese. Sono molte le persone e i giovani creativi ad aver trovato un modo per sfogare la propria creatività e libertà di espressione. C'è chi si dedica alla musica, chi a realizzare e personalizzare capi do-it-yourself, chi decide di intrattenersi ed intrattenere con rubriche sui social, ognuno cerca il modo migliore (e più o meno originale) per esprimere il personale punto di vista sulla situazione. Quello che sicuramente ci ha colpito per la sua originalità, è il progetto della direttrice creativa e artista Marta Grossi. Marta si è ritrovata in quarantena a Milano dal giorno 8 Marzo, quando ha iniziato un nuovo progetto di pittura, scegliendo come canvas non dei classici fogli di carta o una tela, ma il lavandino dell'appartamento in cui si trova. #illustration #love #coronavirus #watercolorpainting #watercolorillustration #nssgclub #creativelifehappylife #italy #watercolor_daily #covid #covid19 #quarantineartclub #watercolorart #artofinstagram #nature #easter #washyourhands #sink #artwork #painting #watercolour #pantone2020 #pantone

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🌵🚰 -Wash your hands and be creative series- . . Will last less than 24h . One month ago I found myself quarantined in Milan, where I previously came for a temporary time and working projects. Now I am locked here alone – in a home that is not mine – and unable to come back to my family. Working as creative director and artist is pushing me to use my creativity to stay mentally and physically healthy. A form of therapy and the best way I have to cope with anxiety and the global pandemic that is affecting our world. Now more than ever we need to stay positive and to find beauty even in the unexpected places. Few weeks ago I thought about the perception of things, about how many times we are reminded to wash our hands since we met the corona virus. The sinks of all the world are now becoming silent companions, we look out every day – and under this tragic circumstances – a simple piece of furniture is changing in front of our eyes. Since we are all locked inside, I use my imagination to see spring, flowers, nature and organic elements popping out of and surround my quarantine. The sink of this apartment is now my temporary canvas, at first it started as a necessity because I finished all of my drawing papers. Every day I paint with watercolors a new subject and after 24 hours I let the water destroy the art piece, and that reminds me that life is beautiful even in the ugly, scary and the unknown. I use my iPhone to record some short videos, and then I play them reverse to see how the effect of the water is affecting the colors. This is the message I want to give and share: to see the same things with different eyes. To be strong and to appreciate simple little things. I am with you, we are all in this together. Creativity will never stop. Love, Marta Creativity will never stop Video from @martabunny painted with watercolours and filmed with iPhone #illustration #love #coronavirus #watercolorpainting #power #energy #creativelifehappylife #italy #galaxy #covid #covid19 #quarantineartclub #greenpeace #artofinstagram #nature #cactuslover #washyourhands #sink #artwork #painting #watercolour #designboom #cactus

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🐼🚰 -Wash your hands and be creative series- Stay safe Stay inspired . . Will last less than 24h . For those who don't know, I am quarantined in Milan, where I previously came for a temporary time and for working projects. Now locked here alone – in a home that is not mine – and unable to come back to my family. I am trying to start my day with a purpose and using my tools to stay mentally and physically healthy. The only thing that always saved my life, is my creativity and now that my few papers are finishing, I am using whatever I find in this apartment. Being creative is a form of therapy and my way to communicate with the world. Now more than ever we need to stay positive and to find beauty even in the unexpected places. Few days ago I thought about the perception of things, about how many times we are reminded to wash our hands since we met the corona virus. The sinks of all the world are now becoming silent companions, we meet every day and under this tragic circumstances, a simple piece of furniture is changing in front of our eyes. This sink is now my temporary canvas, today I saw a panda coming out of it, and reminding me that life is beautiful even in the ugly, scary and the unknown. In few hours I am going to wash my hands again, and this painting will dissolve and disappear. This is the message I want to give, to see the same things with different eyes. To be strong and to appreciate simple little things. I am with you, we are all in this together. Love, Marta Creativity will never stop Video from @martabunny painted with watercolours and filmed with iPhone . #illustration #love #coronavirus #watercolorpainting #power #energy #creativelifehappylife #italy #galaxy #covid #covid19 #quarantineartclub #greenpeace #artofinstagram #nature #wwf #washyourhands #sink #artwork #painting #watercolour #designboom #interiordesign #artist #milan #watercolorpainting #quarantinelife #sea #panda

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🦢 . Wash your hands and be creative Stay safe Stay inspired . For those who don't know, I am quarantined in Milan, where I previously came for a temporary time and for working projects. Now locked here alone – in a home that is not mine – and unable to come back to my family. I am trying to start my day with a purpose and using my tools to stay mentally and physically healthy. The only thing that always saved my life, is my creativity and now that my few papers are finishing, I am using whatever I find in this apartment. Being creative is a form of therapy and my way to communicate with the world. Now more than ever we need to stay positive and to find beauty even in the unexpected places. Few days ago I thought about the perception of things, about how many times we are reminded to wash our hands since we met the corona virus. The sinks of all the world are now becoming silent companions, we meet every day and under this tragic circumstances, a simple piece of furniture is changing in front of our eyes. This sink is now my temporary canvas, today I saw a swan coming out of it, and reminding me that life is beautiful even in the ugly, scary and the unknown. In few hours I am going to wash my hands again, and this painting will dissolve and disappear. This is the message I want to give, to see the same things with different eyes. To be strong and to appreciate simple little things. I am with you, we are all in this together. Love, Marta Creativity will never stop Video from @martabunny painted with watercolours and filmed with iPhone . #illustration #love #coronavirus #world #power #energy #creativelifehappylife #italy #animals #covid #covid19 #artoftheday #heart #artofinstagram #nature #swan #washyourhands #sink #takecareofyourself #artwork #painting #watercolour #designboom #interiordesign #time #milan #stronger #quarantinelife #desing #spring

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🧼🚰 -Wash your hands and keep creative series- I missed this, so I have something for you again . On March 8th,2020 – I found myself quarantined in Milan, where I previously came for a temporary time and working projects. Now I am locked here alone – in a home that is not mine – and unable to come back to my family. Working as creative director and artist is pushing me to use my creativity to stay mentally and physically healthy. A form of therapy and the best way I have to cope with anxiety and the global pandemic that is affecting our world. Now more than ever we need to stay positive and to find beauty even in the unexpected places. Few weeks ago I thought about the perception of things, about how many times we are reminded to wash our hands since we met the corona virus. The sinks of all the world are now becoming silent companions, we look out every day – and under this tragic circumstances – a simple piece of furniture is changing in front of our eyes. Since we are all locked inside, I use my imagination to see spring, flowers, nature and organic elements popping out of and surround my quarantine. The sink of this apartment is now my temporary canvas, at first it started as a necessity because I finished all of my drawing papers. Every day I paint with watercolors a new subject and after 24 hours I let the water destroy the art piece, and that reminds me that life is beautiful even in the ugly, scary and the unknown. I use my iPhone to record some short videos, and then I play them reverse to see how the effect of the water is affecting the colors. This is the message I want to give and share: to see the same things with different eyes. To be strong and to appreciate simple little things. I am with you, we are all in this together. Creativity will never stop. Love, Marta Creativity will never stop Images from @martabunny painted with watercolours #illustration #love #coronavirus #watercolorpainting #kawaii #kawaii #watercolourart #flowersofinstagram #watercolours #covid #covid19 #quarantineartclub #quarantineart #artofinstagram #nature #flowers #washyourhands #sink #artwork #painting #watercolour_daily #asia #saatchitakeover #magnolia

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