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…

Day 33 of 40 Days of TaLent

I love Geninne Zlatkis' art and have coveted (in a good way) her art supplies. I think it's a projection of my envy for her focus and talent, but who has time for psychoanalysis, right? Anyway, I saved up my money and bought a paintbox, just like hers. After all, if I have the same art supplies, I will have some of the same mojo, right? (Who says master's degree Mormon librarians can't be superstitious?) Anyway, I got out all the tubes of paint I've bought and saved and used over the years and sorted them into color groupings and tossed the so-dried-out-that-I-can't-use-them-anymore ones. Then I made a little color chart of all the ones I had left so I could put them in order and choose which ones to put in my new paintbox. It holds 48 half-pans so I figured I wouldn't need more than that.

How wrong I was. (Someone is a little promiscuous with her paint-buying.) ANYHOO, I chose my favorite 48 (I will NOT tell how many other colors I had that there wasn't room for in the box even though there are still 2 empty spaces) and put them in the box.

It took H.O.U.R.S.

At the end of the day, I only had a little energy left to make this:

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