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…

Up and Running


Growing up as the eldest child, I had a lot of responsibility. My mom probably didn't mean to warp me, but it happened over time that I never felt I could do anything for myself unless all of my chores were finished.

About a month ago, I was invited to a meeting with the new librarian for the college I teach at. She introduced me to a whole new world of librarianship - academic librarianship. It's very different from my profession - public librarianship. As a result of the meeting, I realized that I needed to rewrite a whole bunch of my Information Competency curriculum.

That meant I have had a chore that needed completing before I could do anything for myself, most notably, the free-form font tutorial. Unfortunately, I also needed a large block of time in which to write. It came when I took a week off for Kiff's first week of school. Yay for 1st grade!

I finished rewriting the course materials last Friday and started the free form tutorial that night. I'm moving right along with it! Hurray!

Question for everyone out there - what do I call this tutorial? "Free-form shapes" is rather dull. How do I encompass that this tutorial teaches you to fold shapes and fonts of all kinds? I would love for your suggestions in the comments below...

BTW, some of you may have come to this blog this morning and read a completely different post! I tried to edit it tonight and the whole thing deleted.

The reason for the edit was this: THANK YOU to all who responded to my call for proofreaders of my rough draft of the (for-now-named) free-form shape and font tutorial. I am grateful for such a wonderful response. I think I have enough people for now, but will let you know if I need more.

If someone comes up with a great name for the tutorial, I will send them a free copy of the finished product!




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Unknown said…
Let the games begin....bring it on woman!!!! I can't wait....

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