I can get a second wind at odd times, like shortly after 10 PM when many sane people are wrapping up their days. A burst of inspiration will wipe out my common sense and I will tackle a project better begun in the morning.
Case in point: Christmas gift mugs.
I set out to create fun galleries of my photos of my paintings and favorite quotes for coffee mugs: gifts for friends and family. (Overlook, please, the implicit vanity in this ambition.) I had such a good time reviewing, selecting, and rearranging the pictures, I forgot the time.
Because I was oh-so sure of my theme quote from Paul Newman I forgot to proof read what I couldn’t cut and past.
If you have a pulse you have a purpose reads If you have a pluse you have a purpose.
Never say, “oops.” Always say, “Ah, interesting.” ~Author unknown
Fatigue isn’t the best tool for homemade gifts. Neither is over-confidence.
Years ago, I wanted to bake a chocolate cake for our son; I had made it so many times, I could have put it together blindfolded. (The World’s Easiest Chocolate Recipe) Had I had a blindfold on, I might have had an excuse for forgetting the sugar.
Never can I forget his little face when he sampled what looked like it might be a delish slice of cake. He’s never asked me to bake anything since.
Sometimes, there just aren’t enough alerts that warn us of our carelessness or overconfidence; that is until it’s too late for a do-over.
There’s a reason I don’t have my own cable craft and cooking show. Let me know if you’d like a mug. 😉
Just because you make mistakes doesn’t mean you are one. ~Author Unknown