Awwwwww, fer cryin’ out loud, not another imperfection post!

Um hmm, another imperfection post. Because I can’t proclaim “Perfect!” with any satisfaction just yet. Casual Uncluttering self-made grocery bag storageCasual Uncluttering self-made grocery bag storage


I made this trifle for the sole purpose of holding my reusable shopping bags. The top to drop full bags onto is just whipped cream. Found the topless wire cart in a Redmond thrift store, went tearing off to a Goodwill and spent a ridiculous, dogged 20 minutes rummaging through the cutting boards until I managed to find one to fit. Three tries and several glued-together fingers got the two stuck together. I’ve decoupaged parts of the rack just to give it some glitter. I like the combination of black and shiny, and the shine is entertainingly hidden from view much of the time. But there are just a few last lengths of rod beckoning for glam, or not. And there’s the imperfection. I’m struggling to figure out if I’m done.


Engaging in a challenging creative project isn’t a waste of time. You’ll find yourself gently puzzling over other problems, relaxing without noticing until you get up and feel lighter. Even just the act of moving your muscles in a different way – juggling the glue brush to avoid sticking bits of paper to your jeans – is healthful. Listen to your intuition for “Perfect,” exhaled with a small sigh of relief or exclaimed in delighted surprise. That’s another exercise in healthfulness.


“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

Scott Adams (2007). “Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!: Cartoonist Explains Cloning, Blouse Monsters, Voting Machines, Romance, Monkey Gods, How to Avoid Being Mistaken for a Rodent, and More”, p. 438, Penguin

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