I just finished typing + turning in some text for an upcoming feature in Somerset… we’ll talk more about that later. For now let’s just say jaw drop, no way, yes way, wayne’s world, not a bazinga. whoa nelly type moment there.
Anyhow, as I typed up some info I thought about how I’ve learned more from my disasters than anything else. This can be for life in general – but most especially when it comes to my creating! Sometimes when I sit down to make something I eliminate things based on knowing that I’ve done (and it hasn’t worked) in past.
The latest? Trying to use liquid adhesives to seal foil cardstock to a wood frame (pictured above). NOPE. The cardstock part just peeled right away and what a mess.
Am I upset? Unhappy? Worked up?
nope. Only way to know if something is going to work out is to try! I go all in on every project, and I don’t worry about if I might mess up or if it won’t work. If it doesn’t work – that just means that I know how NOT to do it next time.
This is also a reason why I love working in batches and testing out backgrounds in bulk (you’ll see more of those soon!) – sometimes I find big fails but sometimes I also find things that work well for me.
So I encourage you to get out there and try. Don’t sweat the fails – it’s part of the process. In fact, it can be the best part because sometimes there is a fail, but sometimes there is an accidental success, or a new idea that works out even better than you thought.
Enjoy that creative process.