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…

ABC Sets - a Beginning

I've been busy doing ABC sets and working on my tutorial. It's turning out that the tutorial is going to be a bit more involved than I thought . I need to take so many "in progress" and "this is what it looks like" shots that it won't be ready by Friday.

The biggest problem is taking the pictures. I work during daylight hours. Brian works during daylight hours. I need to see if my natural light lamp is strong enough to take good pictures while we are home during nighttime hours... And, yes, I need a second person to take the shots while my beautiful hands (cough) are posing the pictures.

Anyway, here is the first set of ABC books done. I love the gray color. These are going off to a gallery in San Francisco for a show they are doing called "Breaking the Spine." It's going to be art made with books, I believe. I'm happy to be a part of it!


Nancy said…
Congratulations on being included in the show. Your work is truly inspiring. I can't wait for the tutorial. It's been a long time coming but I am sure the wait will be worth it!
Unknown said…
Love the ABCs!

And how exciting to be included in the show. Someday I'll be saying "I used to know her" and people will be looking at me with envy.

Debra in Dayton
April Hajek said…
Wow, why haven't you let on before about the show???

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