Have you ever worked on something and ended up not liking it. I mean, not liking it at all.
This happens to me a lot. More than I should probably admit to, actually. Especially with some of my cards. I have this vision in my mind and it’s just not what come out on the paper. Sometimes I think the card isn’t even that bad, it’s just that I don’t like it because it’s not what I had pictured.
My last couple projects have been like that and I think I’m suffering from creative block lately.
I’ve also been reading a lot more lately because I’ve just got some good books on my shelf that I can’t seem to put down. (I just finished off Good Girls Don’t Have to Dress Bad by _____ and Large Family Logistics by Kim Brenaman. Both wonderful! Reviews coming soon!)
Kitchen timer, here I come!
Sometimes I find that there’s nothing wrong with a project. Not really. Maybe I just don’t happen to like those colors or something. And I’ll give it away anyway. (I do this with cards a lot.) I mean, the person receiving it doesn’t know how perfectly awesome the idea in your head was. They’re an untainted audience.
And sometimes I get frustrated and just throw it away or offer it to the kids to use in one of their projects. (They think anything out of my workshop is awesome. In my kids eyes I’m at least as good as Monet–it’s quite the pick-me-up.)
But usually I try to fight through it and at least finish. Sometimes it ends up as something you didn’t expect.
What do you do with projects that don’t turn out like you wanted?