Paralyzed From the Brain Down - April 3, 2020

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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…

Book Origami Gothic Cathedral


I saw a new design that I wanted to learn how to do on my own. It looks like architecture in a cathedral. After a bunch of trial and error, I figured out how to make the soft curve of an arc. Yay me! My next experiment is to alternate pages and the curves, so it makes a circle-type of shape. Can't wait to see if/how it turns out.


What am I going to do with these sculptures? I love them and would like to become good enough at making them to feel comfortable selling them. Is that just a pipe dream? Would anyone really care about them?


Oh, I learned something new with this folding pattern. I don't know if it can be seen well in the picture, but some of the arc bottoms are pointier than the others. One side of the book vs the other side. The pointy ones were creased with my thumb nail after folding. The curvier ones were just folded with my finger. No sharp creasing. I like the look so much more...
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