I like things to work out on the first attempt. I mean, who doesn't? I have learned however that things rarely go that way. When I am working on a project or painting, I usually start with an idea of where I am going. Sometimes I have a tight idea of what I want to happen. I don't know why I keep thinking that I can control it all. I mean, hasn't raising two kids who are now teenagers taught me enough about expectations and outcomes?!
|Just to give you some idea of size, |
the pot is about 10 inches in length and 4 inches in wide .
|The picture doesn't do this justice. It was u-g-l-y!|
So after finishing the bow, I go out to see how it looks with the drying pot. Yikes! This pot and flower did NOT look good together!
|Might be hard to tell, |
but the totally cute fabric flower I made
just didn't go well at all with the paint color.
Suddenly, I look up at the clock and couldn't believe the time I had spent on this project already!!! NO! The Time Bandit got me! I couldn't control this situation in a tightly held grouping of steps and it was taking way too much time to complete. Okay. So I calmed myself down and remembered that sometimes when things don't work out according to plan, there is a reason. I changed the color two more times. (I'm not kidding.) Let it dry completely. Then I got out my handy dandy Black and Decker Mouse. My hero! (click here for a link to a post about my Mouse) I went to town on this pot. With all the layers of paint, I knew that it would take my Mouse to cut through it all. I sanded the areas down to the original green hoping that it would help bring my flower and pot together. The results.......
|Finish pot. Pretty sweet, I think.|
|Decorative paper lining the inside.|
“We must be willing to let go
of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life
that is waiting for us.”