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…

Motivation - December 28, 2019

It's funny how one thing you read a million years ago sticks with you and informs so many of your daily choices.

A long time ago I read an article in Martha Stewart's Living about collections. The author of the article (maybe even Martha herself!) said something to the effect of one item is an item. A mass of the same item is a collection and it has gravitas. I find this to be true, which might be why it sticks in my mind. It may have something to do with a body of work that an artist produces - one painting is meh, but a bunch of paintings is a portfolio. :)

I started painting these little hearts in September. I've done about 25 of them so far and only one was so bad that I turned it over and used it for something else. Tonight I stuck all of them up on my closet door to see them together.

The effect was astonishing to me. One heart is boring, but as a whole, this set is delicious!

It makes me want to do more.

But I am suffering from malaise of the worst sort. I want to paint, but then I absolutely do NOT want to paint. I'm a contradiction.


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