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 Yarn

A while back I saw an article about making your own yarn out of newsprint. Now, I'm more of a book-type person rather an a newsprint-type and wanted to make paper from book text. So, I read up on the different articles about spinning and making my own drop spindle and doing all that jazz. Last night was my first attempt of making my own paper yarn. By hand. No spindle. I couldn't find the supplies I needed and I was impatient. So, I twisted it by hand. My fingers hurt/burned with the friction and I was only about to do about 24 inches' worth, but it looks cool. I need to get my own spindle because I'll wear my fingers to blisters doing it the manual way.
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That is so awesome. Seriously. I can't wait to see what you do with it. I want to tie packages with it. (because I don't know how to knit)
traceyo said…
Drop spindles are so much easier that than article. Think peanut butter jar lid, no. 2 pencil, and some weights, quarters, washers, whatever, and you're good to go.

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