Wednesday, January 13, 2010

BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD...

"Life is the art of drawing without the eraser."

~John W. Gardner~

Sometimes an idea seems to come together in a perfect marriage of elements...All neatly tied up in a bow...The idea fanned the flames and sparked the imagination...Of creativity...It bursts into being...A holy moment...Only to be suddenly extinguished...By broken bits...Of empty ideas...Back to the drawing board...That pretty much sums up my day yesterday. Nothing jelled. The idea was there but the pieces were not falling into place. The art kits that I eluded to in my last post may be put on hold until I can get the right feel for them. So, today I will pick up my pencil and try again.

Oh, and in case you are wondering, the photos of the birdcage and candle were a part of the Christmas centerpiece I put together for the dining table. At least this was one project that came together as planned. I hope your plans are all falling into place. It is back to the drawing board for me, thank goodness for erasers!

Have a wonderful day!

Blessings,
Miss Sandy

15 comments:

Micah Holden said...

I love your birdcage centerpiece! What is it about birdcages? They seem to scream happy...so pretty!

The French Bear said...

Love the birdcage arrangement, that is darling!!!
somedays the creative juices struggle to get out, just take a breather, maybe it's a day to just dream......
Hugs,
Margaret B

Jennifer said...

Everything is just perfect - I don't have high speed internet but I have fun as you do being creative and knowing HIM, thanks...Jennifer

Vee said...

Your centerpiece is beautiful! No, not much "gels" in my life any day, but I try to remember that God is the God of cracked pots and broken dreams and dreamers. It is working...for now. No day is ever wasted so what you learned yesterday will help with today's projects. Go get'em!

kathy said...

Thank goodness - there is hope for me too lol -- I start a project and put it aside because -- I can't get it just right -- the Idea is not swirling in my head -- . then sometimes the idea is
falling completely in place ,in my mind -- and I am itching to find the time to put it together --
Blessings today to you - Kathy - ga ♥

Queenmothermamaw said...

Guess many of us have been where you describe today. I have. I have not visited for awhile and wanted to catch up. I loved your essay on the old homestead. Beautiful piece of work. My ancestral home is not in the family anymore. After 150 years it was sold a few years back. A huge beautiful plantation house with slave quarters still attached. I didn't like that but maybe the present owners don't realize what that was. I have gotten to visit, having bitter sweet memories from there.
QMM

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet friend, it happens to ALL of us!!! You have an idea in your mind but it just doesn't all come together at the same time, but it will....I'm so in love with the bird cage vignette Sandy!!! It's just beautiful ~ I hope you are doing wonderful today and that you're ideas are flowing freely!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Diane said...

Sandy, love the quote! And the pieces of the "doll" look intriguing!
Diane

Bonita said...

Sorry things didn't fall in place, but enjoyed your picture story. Hope things go better today.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh how pretty you made the wreath! How clever to use it in this way and your birdcage- I am going to borrow your sweet idea!

I do love those pink containers- know you will come up with the cleverest project for them!

blessings
mary

BellaRosa said...

Sandy your birdcage centerpiece is just gorgeous! I know your creative juices will be back in no time and everything will just fall into place for you...Your creations are always gorgeous, can't wait to see what new things your lovely mind comes up with! Besos, Rose

Karen Valentine said...

Oh Sandy, I can totally relate to this post. I can't tell you the number of times that has happened to me! Hang in the there. Those creative juices will start flowing again and when they do it will be magic!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Charlene said...

We all have those days my dear. SORRY you had this hit you but, pick yourself up & dust yourself off. Know we LOVE you anyway dear friend. HUGS! Charlene

LiLi M. said...

That centerpiece is simply stunning! Love it!

I read at Speckled Egg's that you were sorry that the swap was full. If you wish I can swap a matchbox with you, no trouble for me, as I am in the swap and making 3 already. If you'd like to swap please let me know, but if you had already forgotten of this and already moved on, so be it, Sandy, no hard feelings what so ever!

daysease said...

I love your quotes, I love the beautiful things you have to share with my beauty-hungry eye, I love the ideas that seem to flow from my mind when I come and breathe here. sigh... I needed a breath of fresh air today. Thank you.

I have a bird cage I have been storing away for just the perfect idea. Actually hiding it away because my husband will throw it away as junk if not. I know what I want to do with it... Next Christmas I will put one of my Nativity Scenes inside and decorate accordingly, a little like how you did with yours. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the inspiration, and for helping me save the birdcage from a horrible demise. :-) and... I simply am goggly eyed over the faux eggs.

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