The pandemic was a hard time for many people. We were separated from our family and we had to stay inside of our homes. Finally, after months of quarantine, we were able to go outside. We were able to go on hikes, visit parks, and take strolls through the neighborhood. I decided to use oil pastels because it brought out the vibrant colors and details of nature that we are now able to see daily. The colored pencils helped me emphasize and add extra details to the background. What I want my audience to see in my art is the beauty of nature and why it is important for everyone to preserve it.