Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Disappearing Act

Here's my dirty crafting secret, I'm a perfectionist. If there is one little FUBAR - a slipped stitch, a bead that is bigger than the other, a rivet that is crooked - I tend to discount all my work and hide my creation away. Now, we all know that nothing will ever get accomplished with this attitude. I mean da Vinci didn't paint the Mona Lisa in one sitting. Am I right?

So, I'm sorry I started something and left it hanging. I didn't know how to use my blog, but from now on, rather than only showing my accomplishments, I will show all my in-between steps. Maybe someone's comments will lead me in another direction. Maybe the mistakes will add a little flair. Either way I think having to post something will keep my creative juices flowing.

Let's get the ball rolling shall we... I have a few different projects going right now. One using aluminum cans. This is my first attempt at a candle holder:

Now the picture doesn't show the crooked petals or the too big rivets (glamor shots for crafts? hmm have I stumbled on something? ;). But I love it just the same. And rather than hiding it away, it's on my living room coffee table. Inspiring me to create round two!