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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:25 PM

12. Hiya irisblue!

My goal today is to catch up on some art - doing a bunch of snail mail swaps. I love making things, but then I this perfectionist streak comes out in me and I'm never happy, which leads to procrastination and a deep funk.

I have never had anything turn out 'perfect' by any standards - many because I am clumsy and impatient - yet people always seem to love what I send them so I need to focus on that.

But here is my joy of the week - it sounds silly but hey

I am one of those people who, despite having depression, has a huge amount of joyful glee lurking under the surface. So lots of little things can get me really excited. I have been watching crafting videos on youtube and keep seeing these powdered water colors that you sprinkle a tiny amount of powder on a page, spray some water and poof! all this color just radiates out like fireworks. Of course, impulse buy - I ordered some and they came yesterday. Super excited to try them out and HOLY COW.... it looks like a plain piece of paper with eye shadow dust sprinkled on, but when I sprayed with water - the color was so VIBRANT and intense!! It was amazing!!

I hope to leave the house today (I did leave Monday - but I really need to leave more than once a week - even if it's to sit outside) - so fingers crossed I get the energy and motivation to do that today!!

Thanks for checking in on us!

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