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…

Little Hearts

It has been the most beautiful week here. We've had lots of rain and the sky has been full of heavy, fat clouds. The grass if finally growing in again so the yards are colorful... (of course, it means we have to mow again, but oh well...)

I've been busy working a lot and going through my mom-in-law's library. Our front room, my art room and the hallway are all stacked with piles of weird books - most of them out-of-date reference manuals that have been no use to anyone for the last 20 years. Brian's sister is the type of person who wants to save anything associated with her mom. That means we are bringing the books here to our house before we dispose of them to the library or the dumpster. We're being careful to riffle the pages of each book because Joan was notorious for hiding things in the pages. So far we've found hundreds of newspaper clippings, recipes, letters and three dollar bills. Still, you never know what you're going to find...

I made a few little tiny folded books from little gilded New Testaments I found at the dollar store. The hearts glitter with gold.


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