SEARCY, Ark. – During this time of self isolation, many people have extra time on their hands to explore hobbies. One Searcy dentist has done just that.
Dr. Beth Patterson has turned into a cartoon illustrator to pass the time until she can reopen her practice.
The Searcy dentist was anxious when she found out her practice had to close over coronavirus spread concerns. It left her without work for a while.
“I’ve never been without a job I worked since I was 13,” Dr. Patterson said.
Quickly, she turned to the hobby of cartooning to cope with her changing world. She made doodles about standing in line at the unemployment office.
“It’s really humbling to stand in line with other people who are out of work.”
She made drawings about what it was like going to the grocery store during panic buying.
“There were huge shelves of nothing which