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…

Flower Brooches



Using the same shapes I wrote about in yesterday's tutorial, you can also make these brooches.

I used about 21 circles for these brooches. Fold them all up into the single basic shape. I received an email from a friend today and she said it is called a preliminary base. I am taking her word for it because she is much more learned than I when it comes to origami. I don't know the words, I just fold. 


Holding one shape closed, put a bead of hot glue along one folded edge.


Put a second shape on top of the first one. Then glue the rest in the same manner. 


After you've glued as many together as you like - I did 21 for the pink buttoned one - glue the ends together to make a hemisphere. 

I have a badge maker that I bought last year to make badges for my Etsy shop (a goal for 2012?). Using that, I covered several badges with kraft paper and glued the hemisphere to the badge. Then I glued a button that matched the paper to cover the hole.

A word of caution: beware of putting pink or red buttons on old book paper brooches. They look a bit anatomical. I need to change the pink button on the left brooch. The paper is much lighter than in the picture and it looks, uh... youknow, nudge nudge, wink wink.

I wore the middle one to work today. It weathered getting snagged by my seat belt, hugged by my son and squashed by books. All in all, a sturdy piece of work, a definite keeper.

As long as I don't accidentally make any more basooma ones ...

Comments

Unknown said…
I love what you do ....
Melanie said…
Basooma ones huh?

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