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…

Inspiration - Carl Larsson

Every so often I run across an artist whose work resonates within me. Carl Larsson is my latest inspiration.



I think I saw his work in an old magazine (Victoria?) and it had pictures of his home. Oh. My. Goodness!!!



He does things in his home that I've thought of doing and then thought, "oh no, that's just too different." Well, you know what? It turns out that some of the things I like are liked by people I admire. The time has really come for me to stop being afraid of being me and just let myself be.

That goes for making things, too. I get a little bogged down by Pinterest and other things because I see all these things and think, "I can do that!" Well, of course I can do that. Many people can. But sometimes it is better for me to focus on something that only I can do and maybe forego that other item or purchase it from that person.

Today I decided to treat myself to this:


Instead of chasing the beautiful things of the world and trying to hoard everything, I'm going to choose beautiful things carefully and collect a few here or there and try to remember to make my own beautiful things to share with others.

Ooh. That was almost too syrupy. Blech.

Comments

Maya said…
I loveyou`re blog, you always amaze me with your creativity ♥
Thank you!

Was searching for you`re email addy, wanted to hear if i can order some of your awesome jewelry?!
If so, please send me a mail?!
My mailaddy is on my blog ;)
Warm hugs from Maya

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