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


I love to hear from you and having different perspectives are what this is all about.....so feel free to let me know what you think.....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Jane Sturgeon

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,182 other followers

Loving connections in our Global Village


Motivate Me

A Personal Development Blog

Suzie Speaks

The Adventures Of a Thirty-Something Life

M J Mallon Author

Kyrosmagica Publishing: A magical shore of Books, Writing, Photography, Quotes, Haiku, and Inspiration

The Writer Next Door

Vashti Q, Author, Horror, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Suspense/Thriller Short Stories & Articles

Marsha Ingrao

Traveling & Blogging Near and Far

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog


Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Blog with a view - on books, music, humour and health


Literary musings

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

When Women Inspire

Highlighting Inspiring Women Around the World


at home and abroad, new bloggers, writers, photographers experiment with me - enthusiastic - persistent - encouraging

A Suffolk Lane

A diary of my life in rural north Suffolk.

Poetic Parfait

Good poetry is like a dessert you just can't put down

Where Words Daily Come Alive

A Word Press Blog Which Will Make You Smile

Journey To Ambeth

by Helen Jones


Welcome, I hope you enjoy my stories and poems. Leave a comment and come again.

Take Five Authors

Passionate about reading and writing

%d bloggers like this: