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…

Sunday Evening Hearts - December 1, 2019


On Sunday evenings,  Martin Hansen hosts a scripture study hour at his home. I've stopped going because I wasn't getting out of it what I'd hoped. He asked if we (me and hubs) were coming tonight because he'd brought us back a Diana of Ephesus from his trip abroad a couple weeks ago.  

We went and were pleasantly surprised to find we were the only ones there besides his family.  We studied for the hour, but afterwards talked. It was a wonderful conversation about extended family and the problems we face with them at times.  The connection I felt with them was so satisfying.  Martin commented at the end that our conversation was probably the real reason we'd gotten together that evening.  I agree. 

Here's my new Diana: 

She has 30 breasts and is my hero.

I got a little time to work on paintings tonight- I figured out how to choose colors better from pictures and how to document them on 3x5 cards. I'll put them into a recipe file and use them for references in the future.  

I fit in two paintings tonight. Very satisfying!  Linework will happen tomorrow. 



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