Paralyzed From the Brain Down - April 3, 2020

To say the past weeks have been weird is an understatement. I have been trying to work from home, but it's difficult. What's worse is that I'm home more, but am completely unable to paint! I'm paralyzed and I can't figure out what's wrong. My husband says all psychological problems are inherently fixable if you can articulate what the problem is. So when I can't articulate it, I feel worse, like it's only ME standing in the way of feeling better. If only I were smarter.
One fun thing is that my siblings and I are all talking more online. Yesterday we had the best conversation because one never-available-when-we-group-call sibling actually took part! Unfortunately, they also got mad when I took a (lot) screenshots. I touched up one of the screenshots to show how they should really feel about me. 

I'm thinking of downloading some filters for my next meeting at work and looking like the potato lady I can't stop laughing at this picture. 

And laugh…

Paper Daisy Ball Ornament

I finished this up last night during a Condor's hockey game (we lost!). This morning I made it a priority before work to stop by Michael's and pick up STYROFOAM balls. My fingers thank me. While I was at M's, I also picked up a "cosmos" Martha Stewart punch. I am hoping to make a paper wreath.

I'm having creative idea overload right now. It's even hard to sleep because I have so many ideas in my head.

The ideas floating around in my head has made me wonder why I can't keep a sketchbook right now. I think I have it figured out: I have too many sketchbooks in my life/house. I am burdened with plenty. And that is being greedy. I don't want to be greedy. It's not an admirable trait, you know? I was looking over a goal I made last year for a time-management class I took: "Eventually streamline my life and physical surroundings to eliminate unnecessary clutter so as to focus on priorities, things which fulfill me as a person." I think I have so many notebooks because I felt bad writing the shopping list in something so good. When I was in college, I had one sketchbook which I wrote EVERYTHING down in - including shopping lists. And I didn't mind - it didn't take up much room and it was kind of a neat record of my life - perhaps I should let myself do that again.

In heaven will we be able to focus?


Anonymous said…
OoOoO I love this idea!!! I just did a topiary using a foam ball and never thought about just making a simple little flower ornament ball - this is way cool!!! I'll have to add this to my list too - I was just wondering the other day if I shouldn't start a journal for my ideas, I've had a lot of great inspriation lately and it helps to write it down so you don't forget and then you can pull out your journal in times of crafty funks, ya know?
Heather Eddy said…
Yes, the sketchbook/journal really helps - especially if you limit yourself to only one at a time! If not, all of your ideas will be scattered and you'll NEVER find them! I can't wait to see your results on your blog...
ZU!CY said…
I too am a journal/sketchbook junkie. I have one for the "artsy" ideas, one for the "self improvement" thoughts & doodles, a mini one that sits in my purse that I jot down those life affirming moments... Even had one that I took notes on things from books I wanted to remember.

Nope, can't just have one!
Heather Eddy said…
Zuicy, how do you keep track of them? I simply am too scatterbrained... :)

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