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…

November Free Pattern

Happy November to you all. Here is a tutorial for all you book folders out there for an acorn. I hope you enjoy making it. It was a lot of fun (and hard work) to put it together.

Hopefully this will get easier over time! I have to keep relearning things!


Unknown said…
Hello i just stumbled across your blog and love the look of Book folding art. I'm very new to this as in just found this yeasterday. i would love to try making this acorn. I have a question, is there a intro to making these book or have a website I can look at to see how to do this.
kristin said…
Does the template need to be the size of the page edges?
Heather Eddy said…
@kristin - no, it doesn't need to be the size of the paper. It just needs to be centered top to bottom (give it a tiny bit more room on the bottom so it doesn't seem like it's too low). If you enlarge or reduce the pattern, it can make a difference in how the end product looks. Try it on a scrap paperback if you have one around to test different sizes!

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