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…

Folding Books



I've been working on a special order for several weeks now. It's an experiment in using a special font - what a rollercoaster ride of emotions during the whole thing! I don't know that I did it well enough for continuing, but I'm going to keep working on it for myself at least.

Also, I've been putting off doing my tutorial for the folded books. Brian suggested I shut down my Etsy shop for a couple of weeks to focus completely on the tutorial... I think it's a good idea. I really want to get it done...

Speaking of publishing things, last summer, the week before we moved into our house, I got an unexpected email from Jason Thompson of Rag and Bone Bindery. He told me that he was in the midst of writing a book about using books for art, had seen my alphabet books and wanted to add them to the book.

Flattered? YES! Was it possible? Mmm... maybe. I rushed to get pictures taken and uploaded to his publisher's server. The book came out this week and I bought a copy from Amazon. I'm not in it, but when I look at the other artists who are in the book and think that I was considered worthy of being included, I'm in awe... I'm also ashamed that the pictures I took were nowhere near the quality of the pictures in the book. Good thing I have a new camera now... :)

BTW, the book is FABULOUS!!!! Buy it.

Comments

Nancy said…
Your books are wonderful regardless of the camera you use to photograph them. Can't wait for your tutorial to be available.
Heather Eddy said…
*bows head sheepishly*

thanks... i'll try to remember that. :)

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