Working from home

So I just came back from two weeks vacation in Portugal. Yeah I know – you can actually spend two weeks in that tiny country. Oh that wasn’t what you were wondering? Oh, you meant because of that thing, that makes tons of people sick, makes others fight over toilet paper and comedy dudes start yet another podcast? 

“Home Office” (2019)

I read the news once in the morning, once in the evening, that’s it. And only the German public-service broadcast, nothing more. I unfollow everyone who posts only about the C word. I do not have energy for more. On vacation, I check the news even less. But when you don’t check the news, the news eventually check on you. So in Portugal, suddenly the bars were closed, then the restaurants and lastly the beach. And then we went back to Berlin. 

Since then, people have asked me how my artist life has changed. Not at all. I sit at my desk and draw what I think is funny. With or without quarantine: 

“Home Office” 2020

With all my shows cancelled I’m glad I can work at home, too. My dad called „we are so worried since you’re a freelancer and all your shows get cancelled“. I said „Don’t worry, I was hardly booked anyway“. Was that the wrong answer? 

With no shows I have time to finish my illustration projects. Except now I have my boyfriend home all day – who’s finally experiencing me working. He looks at me drawing at my desk all day and said „why don’t you go watch a movie for a change“. Like drawing is my hobby equally to watching netflix. No, this is actually what I do all day.

Thanks for the photo and watching the stream yesterday, Christl!

The other day he threw paper trash away – so he thought. He placed it in my art collage box where I keep years old, crucial paper snippets that I will one day turn into art. I laughed. The most confused/happiest of all is my dog. Everyone home? Is it forever weekend? Is it a holiday? What’s going on?! 

Classic question, art or trash?

 

Yesterday, my dog constantly crushed my video live stream. I did graphic recording for a digital conference (for my fellow Impulspiloten crew). Since everything was digital – the host, speakers, the coffee break – I decided to draw analog (see photo above). It was pure joy to hold my paper drawings (and dog) in the camera and present them to the audience.

Employee of the month

I hope you all are coping and staying inside. Because if you’re actually working outside you wouldn’t have time to read this right. <3

Shows update

Of course, all my upcoming shows will be postponed / cancelled. Updates will follow. Until then I have time to write jokes, draw cartoons, do more art, finish reading watchmen. What will you do?

Also, I am finally open for commission again, so if you need anything drawn, like your portrait on a toilet paper cuz why not, hit me up! https://www.ingridwenzel.de/kontakt/

Until then, I post funny stuff mostly in my instagram stories: https://www.instagram.com/wenzelgram/ (sorry you have to sign up for that, will look for an easier version eventually).

Eine Stunde Late Night Art Comedy mit Ingrid Wenzel im Ateliertheater/Wirtzhaus Köln

Hey folks, 

ich habe bald zwei Shows in

KÖLN

im Ateliertheater / WirtzHaus 

am Freitag 20. März, 21 Uhr und 

Samstag 21. März, 21 Uhr.

Eine Stunde Late Night Art Comedy mit Ingrid Wenzel im Ateliertheater/Wirtzhaus Köln.

Der Eintritt ist frei, da ich an meinem neuen Special arbeite, an frischen Geschichten und Jokes feile und ich dafür ein Publikum brauche. Am Ende gibt’s wohl eine Spende. Angeblich kann man dort nicht wirklich Plätze reservieren – einfach rechtzeitig kommen und wir machen uns einen schönen artsy Abend. Bis dahin, ich freue mich auf euch.

Mehr Infos auf der Homepage vom Ateliertheater: http://ateliertheater.de/prog03