Sometimes when you’ re in a hurry you make mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes help you see something that you normally wouldn’t see.
I was in such a hurry and excited to get this painted that I didn’t take time to sand it. I didn’t realize how thick the paint drips and blobs were from the previous paint job. I was heading to 32 Flavors Boutique the next day and wanted to take this with me to sell in my space. I didn’t have time to start over sanding and repainting.
Out of the corner of my eye I saw this little wooden print that my neighbor gave me. I almost donated it because I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with it. All of a sudden that silly nonsanding mistake opened my eyes to a new idea! See mistakes can be good!
Totally need to work on my measuring and straight line drawing!
I cut down the print with a jigsaw and then sanded the edges.
A little liquid nails and this print was not going anywhere!!
I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my 39 years. ALOT. ALOT. In life, in mothering, and in creating. I am learning that real beauty can come from those mistakes. Pretty profound for a Monday morning! When I finally let go that everything had to be perfect or look a certain way when creating, that is when true joy and love for creating came. When I stopped beating myself up for making mistakes when painting or sewing or whatever I was working on and instead embraced those mistakes, I truly enjoyed the process. Just like my dear friend The Nester says over and over, It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. Amen sister.
I would love to hear of a mistake you made in any area of your life that turned out to be a beautiful blessing!!
Happy Monday! xoxoxo Angela