Epilogue to a cautionary tale as I have a ‘lightbulb’ moment and one of life’s ‘tweaks’ is taken on board….

I sat down at our dining room table yesterday after I had blogged about these hessian bags and looked at all the piles of carefully prepared parts sitting there waiting for me to put them together.

Then I had my ‘lightbulb’ moment….

I may be following my creative path but I am still a business and I had made a basic mistake. When you are trying something new start small…make one…test it first…evaluate the effort and time involved. I had dived in head first and had prepared the parts to make bags from all the sacks and my dining room table was groaning and mentally so was I.

I finished one bag and the friend who will receive it as a gift will hopefully be very touched.

Then I said ‘bollocks to it’ and packed everything away and am now using the hessian squares as liners in Claridges our hen house…waste not want not!

In the past I made choices that stamped on my creativity for years and I am now unafraid to say when I have taken a daft turn. So pants over tights and flicking that cape I am back in my workshop working with wood, painting away and singing at the top of my voice.


14 Responses to “Epilogue to a cautionary tale as I have a ‘lightbulb’ moment and one of life’s ‘tweaks’ is taken on board….”

  1. 1 1smiles January 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Excellant turn of events! Glad to see you’ve gotten your creative self back to where it belongs.


    • 4 Jane Thorne January 21, 2012 at 10:40 am

      mj thank you and a huge thank you to you for the intro to RSS feeds…my new webmail set-up has an RSS feed coming in and I now know what to do with it…I am grateful – Jane 😀


  2. 5 granbee January 20, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Oh, Jane, of the bold cape, I can just imagine all the wonderful colors you are lovingly stroking on that wood! Wonderful life lessone here you share today on “picking your battles”, figurately speaking.


  3. 7 Martin Shone January 20, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    so long as you aren’t singing “bollocks” ha ha 🙂


  4. 11 Christine Moran January 20, 2012 at 11:42 am

    LOL!! 🙂 🙂

    Well done !! And to cap it all you sound very content!!

    I loved reading this!


    PS I can relate to “daft”!! 🙂


  5. 13 lostupabove January 20, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Posh hen house.. having posh carpeting now! I like that and I’m sure the hens and the cockerel do so too.
    Steph xx


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