Lido Pimienta recently invited The CBC into her home, showing the venerable Canadian broadcaster the studio corner where she’s been crafting vividly colorful paintings during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We ordered 100 blank vinyl jackets that I’ve been painting for a limited edition series of Miss Colombia LPs,” she told the CBC, and “I’ve also been creating tons of textiles and ceramic pieces, and new illustrations that will likely end up in a tarot deck — anything to keep active and inspired, engaged with my followers, making meaningful and beautiful art.” See her studio here.
Of course, Pimienta’s glorious new LP Miss Colombia has been keeping a lot of people company during their shelter-in-place experience. The record debuted at #3 on the NACC World chart last week, and it’s gunning for a higher spot. See the lyric video for “Te Queria,” via Stereogum, here.