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…

Thunderstorms & Rainbows - December 8, 2019


Back in August, I started this piece - it is a sampling of objects in the dining room where I was doing art at the time. Danielle Donaldson did a piece like this in one of her books and I - being the type of person who doesn't work on only one project at a time - did this while I have also been working on a thousand other projects. I painted it over the past couple of days and do like how it turned out. The Dove bar is especially good. :)



When we got out of church today these puffy clouds were everywhere - it was incredibly beautiful! They looked close and I just wanted to drink in the pretty with my eyes. 

A couple of hours later I heard thunder. That is a rarity in Bakersfield! I cracked the window in the art room and listened to it rumble for an hour or so. Again, so beautiful! When the sun popped out I ran to the backyard to see if there were any rainbows. Booyah!



Is it better to only have one project at a time and to see it through before starting another?

Here are all the ones I'm in the middle of -
Creative Girl 
A Field Guide to Color
The Ice Cream Cone Coot
Ferns
Several Danielle Donaldson classes (like, lots)
100 Hearts
The Book of Mormon (illuminated)
Little houses (because that's what I know how to do already and I should keep up on those)

I don't know how I'm going to get good at anything when I'm so scattered picking up new projects. Maybe this is the answer:


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