Friday, October 25, 2013

Artsy Fartsy

There is not an artistic bone in my body. Sure I can string a few words together for a decent sentence or two, but I'm not the creative type who enjoys arts and crafts. Yet for some reason I keep wanting to take on art projects to demonstrate my proficiency, or should I say lack of, in in the craft world.  I blame Pinterest. It's a smorgasbord of DIY projects, crafts and so on. I always feel empowered that I too can make a hair flower, decorative wall hanging or some other random project.

Maybe that's why I thought it would be a good idea to try something creative for my friend's bachelorette party. My idea was to make gift bags for the partygoers using wine glasses. I would decorative them in the party colors and fill each with little treats. Pinterest was filled with examples of what to do. So at first glance it seemed so simple that even a caveman could do it. I was all geared to decorate the glasses up until a few days ago. Then I changed my mind.

Honestly, I just don't have the patience to do much in the way of arts and crafts. I'd much rather spend my time reading. I couldn't be bothered after I thought about what it would cost (in money and time) to make each glass. Sure my roommate/child was going to help, but I just didn't want to do it myself. That's why I ended up ordering T-shirts instead of making them.

Also, I didn't want the glasses to look craptastic. I have yet to prove my artistic abilities, and now was not the time to make an attempt. You don't get an A for effort when creating crap. Perhaps in the future I will undertake a craft project under no pressure. Of course that probably won't turn out much better than the pin/bead angel I tried a few years ago. By try, I mean I bought the equipment, looked at what all it entailed and threw it away before starting. I couldn't be bothered with all the pieces.

We all can't be good at everything. I have accepted that fate. That's not to say I won't ever really try to create an arts and crafts project. But more than likely if there's something I want, I'll leave it to a professional to make. Here's hoping I get some really nice, already made gift boxes for the party favors.

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