October 22, 2017

Mom was admitted to the hospital on Monday and has taking a turn for the worse.  I saw her at the hospital again on Wednesday and decided to take off on Friday to spend the day with her.  I went to the hospital with (25) of my (30) 8"x 8" alcohol inks and gave mom a private showing.  Actually, I needed to decided which (12) to submit to Art Bar, so I let her pick them. Mom and Jeannie also helped me name  each of them.  It was a great day.

Saturday I photographed the images and cleaned them up for display on my website and cataloging.  Sunday was spent posting on website and framing moms art. I'm bringing some of Mom's art to Art Bar too.  

October 7, 2017

Went to the funeral for the father of a friend of the family's yesterday.  It really made me see how poor self-esteem effects every part of life. How you see the world makes such a big difference in how you approach life.  

Studied Jasper Johns video this morning, he was interesting. I liked how he works from his mind through his past actions and included objects around him.  It was nice to see the actual footage of him in his studio.

I've had something else on my mind this morning.  This week I watched a video that talked about approaching fear in the moment.  The video I watched talked about the 5 second rule, of how you basically have 5 seconds to be brave enough to do something you fear before your brain talks you out of it.  It said, get it out before the 5 seconds, don't filter your thoughts before you talk, just get it out..

I really struggle with this concept because I've generally been someone who doesn't filter what they say enough, I'm often told if you just slow...

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