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…

Kusudama Flower Ball

I learned how to make these flowers after seeing the eight billion tutorials (here's the BEST one) put out last year but was reminded about them when I saw a fellow Etsian featured in People magazine for her kusudama flower ornaments. Part of me hates when something becomes popular because I worry the value of the object lessens. Here is a lesson for me: do what you find beautiful. Again and again, if you want.

Here's how my desk looks after working this weekend. I don't even have the finished products on it!


Melanie said…
What are the "socks"?
Heather Eddy said…
@Melanie - Brian can hardly ever find socks he like - thick and up to the knee. I have vowed to help him with his sock dilemma. It's a wifely duty.
Leah said…
I saw this:
and thought of you :) I bet you could make some kick-ass rolled paper art.
:) Ninjapony
Heather Eddy said…
Leah - HER WORK IS INCREDIBLE! I'm so glad you showed it to me... Man, I wish I could afford it. :)
Skye said…
Making socks for your husband?! I never would have foreseen it in 1987. I love reading your posts and imagining your voice saying them. It's just like being back in the dorm!

--Skye Christensen
Heather Eddy said…
Skye - was I a militant feminist? I don't remember! And I haven't made a sock yet - I plan on making my first one on our family trip to Vegas. If I works, I'll post pictures. :)
Chance said…
Just found your blog, and I must say thank you for the wealth of paper folding I am finding. I can hardly wait until I have enough free time to go through the whole archives!


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