Showing posts from June, 2012

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…

A Little Bread, a Little Cheese, a Little...

Although I don't drink, I am completely aware of the culture of beauty and elegance that wine supposedly encompasses. I became really aware of the sensuality of wine from the part it plays in my latest book love: A Discovery of Witches.

Anyway, I have a librarian/Internet friend who loves wine and all that jazz. This is for her. After I do examples in two more fonts for her to choose.

Stop whining, G. :) (get it? WINE-ing?) (See why Mormons don't drink? We'd be punny drunks.)

Works in the Works

Success! I finally conquered the large heart. It turns out it is MUCH simpler than I thought. Isn't that the way everything ought to be?

Second of all, I'm doing a couple of large letters for a wedding - R and M. They, too, have turned out FABULOUS! All of these projects will be going into my new tutorial about fancy fonts and shapes. You will be amazed...

Booking Out a Home

I love books - you may have noticed.

Since I cannot store all of those books in my home and not all of the paper inside of those books is worthy of folding or making stuff with - or I simply cannot do something with all ONE MILLION BAJILLION books that I have, I came up with the idea to wallpaper my home with the covers of those books. 

 Thus armed with my trusty staple gun and a box full of carefully removed covers from my favorite-looking books, I proceeded to put them in the entryway of my home. I chose books with covers that referenced things we love or were funny to us. For instance, Dostoyevky's "The Idiot" is under the mirror. Ha ha on whoever sees that while combing their hair!

 Then I did a wall in my bedroom over the bed. I decided to do the wall on the window side because I love the light in my room and covering a wall that the sun faced would mean less light in my room and faded book covers relatively soon.

I put books that matched me on my side of the bed …

Bushman for Barter

About a hundred years ago, I agreed to make a book for my sister's friend in exchange for handmade birthday cards. Ha ha! I'm done and it turned out GREAT!

I have been thinking about using Kiff as a model to add humanity (or oddity) to my pictures. He certainly adds *something*.

Now I'm off to make me some wedding books - MONOGRAMS coming right up!

Fleurs is Good

I found flowers that you can make quickly and that look perty on your wall. I am putting together a thingie on how to do it.

In between three special wedding orders (I'm looking at you, Barbara!) and a trade for children's birthday cards. After that, it's a Wine book (I'm looking at YOU, Gina!) and more work on my Fancy Font Tutorial. Then you will be able to make stuffs like never before!!!