Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Learning process

The fun but also annoying thing when it comes to being creative is you'll run into lots of bumps in the road.

Last night I tried again to laminate my bookmarks. I had purchased some self laminating sheets and figured it was probably easier than buying a laminating machine and so on. Well, I tried on Monday and that was a bust. So instead I was able to save my bookmarks and they are currently being turned into magnets. I got my new glass tiles in so I'm going to make a batch.

However, when I tried again last night to laminate, I ran into the same problem. Granted I was trying this at 11:30pm because I was waiting for my laundry to dry (I hate the machine downstairs), but I got so frustrated. I couldn't figure out why it wasn't working. I kept thinking what a waste of money it was to spend on the package of sheets. Also the waste of money on 2 other items I purchased that also didn't workout ... ugh.

I finally realized that I can't be perfect at everything I attempt. Even if I follow instructions, do all sorts of reading up on how to do something that I will make mistakes. It's hard because I want it to happen right now and the way I want it to come out, but that's not what's going to happen all the time.

I need to remember that like anything, it takes practice and lots of patience to get something right. And even then, sometimes things happen.

So, tonight I will focus working on finishing up my magnets and get those all sorted out. It's better to focus on one thing at a time then trying to do a bunch of things which is what I've been doing lately and it's not working.

One step at a time ...


  1. I know the feeling. I often feel that I waste money by not doing something properly the first time around. I keep telling myself that I'm fairly new at all of this and that I deserve to mess up some times! Plus, there are times when the biggest screw-ups turn into fantastic things!

  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one! And yes, sometimes you end up with super cool results. Here's to getting through the down times!!