One of my 2011 resolutions is to learn to lighten up, not take myself too seriously and learn to laugh at myself more. When I was invited not long ago to submit some projects to be used at the CHA show in a popular clay manufacturers booth, I decided to create an adorable clay snowman globe. I finished and invited my good friend Niki Meiners, to review my completed projects and offer feedback. What I got was a voicemail from her laughing wildly. I remember her saying "OMG, that snowman looks like he is saying "get me the "%$#$%^" out of this jar!"
The other day I was on the phone with one of my editors and we were discussing new trends. The conversation went something like this- Me- "I hear the 'crafting look' is really coming to fashion." Her- You mean paint splashes on your clothes, or wiping your inky hands on your jeans and going out?" Me- "No, I mean adding crafting embellishments to your clothes such as bling and appliques." Her- "The other day me and my husband went to lunch and he said, 'OMG, you have glitter on your face." Me- "thats okay, my husband and I were at dinner one day and he had glitter on his face, I didn't know how to tell him."
For more craft projects, check out Regretsy.com. It is full of hilarious photos of crafting and art project gone horribly wrong as listed on etsy.
Now some readers find this mean but I say if we can't laugh at life and crafting mistakes, then we are taking crafting too seriously and that sort of takes the fun out of it. I am not perfect, and as seen by the photo above, I make mistakes, especially when I craft....so why not get a good laugh out of it!
Niki is one of those brave souls bearing hear soul and showing you as she calls it "an ultimate crafting flail." She attempted to make some sweet little gnomes out of styrofoam comes and needle felting. Great idea but I have to agree with her that she may not have gotten it right in the first try...
Live Life Creatively,