Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sometimes Better, Sometimes Worse

I am a visual person.  I have a very hard time visualizing what things are going to look like until I see them done.  That doesn't even sound like it makes sense.

Anyway, this often leads to perfectionism because I think if I can't do it perfectly I don't want to do it at all and since I don't know what it will look like I can't possibly do it perfectly.  (I give God so much material to work with I'm surprised He even knows where to start!)

The Nester has been such an amazing friend to me because for the last few years she has encouraged me with constant reminders that It Doesn't Have To Be Perfect To Be Beautiful! I was blessed to meet her in real life a few months ago for Slipcover Day and she absolutely lives the way she writes and makes everyone feel like a friend.

I am not afraid to try things and mess them up. It might take me a year (or two) to get started, but I eventually get to gettin' and tackle the thing. Starting is the hardest part for someone inclined towards perfectionism.

Gitzen Girl is starting a new weekly feature called YOU:create and I plan on joining her every Thursday.

I am going to tackle some of these crafty ideas I have had floating around in my head.

That frog prince lamp at the top of this was in Noah's room when he was a baby and when Chloe was born I had this great idea to paint it to match her room--it ended up looking like a poisonous frog and I gave it to the charity bin.  I hope someone rescued it and made it beautiful again.


  1. Lovely basin. She'll be able to use it for so many things as she gets older.

  2. WOW! What a difference that lettering makes for that basin... it turns it into a Pottery Barn type masterpiece!

    Of course, it doesn't hurt that you have lovely letting. :) I can't wait to see what other projects you have planned...

    [and the idea of the poisonous frog totally cracked me up...]

  3. how fun! and i'm the same way often...but might as well get our hands dirty and try things out rather than leave things the way they are! even if we only get 1 out of 5 we still got that one :)

  4. I understand about the perfectionism thing....I have painted and repainted (and repainted! haha) more than once! I find it's better to leave it and come back to it the next day! LOL Can't wait to see your other projects! :)

  5. how cool is that basin!

  6. "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful!" Thanks for the good reminder. And thank you also for the kind comment on my blog. :)

  7. It is SO true that starting is the worst/hardest part of the whole thing!

    I'm so glad we are friends~it's such an honor to know you.

    By the way my husband found a HUGE snake in our backyard a few weeks ago down by the creek, maybe it was that one our kids found and it grew?

  8. So cute!! It makes such a difference!


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