Thursday, February 27, 2014

Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder

I was trying to make a card last week when I was feeling really crummy and I felt like it was really showing in my work. The flowers did not come out the way I wanted. I kept dropping things, The colors did not seem to turn out the way I wanted. (And so on)

i was so frustrated with it all that I considered just tossing the card out or ripping the flowers off and starting over. About that time, my hubby comes home and sees the card. With out me asking him what he thought, he starts going on and on about how pretty the card was. He even said it was his new favorite. He talked about how much the lady I was making it for would love it. I was shocked.

I started thinking about how we sometimes do things that we don't see the value in but turns out blessing others. 

This new found perspective caused me to look at the card differently. I decided it was not so bad and even took the time to add a few pearl pen embellishments.

So what am I taking from this? Sometimes beauty is in the eye of the beholder so I should not be so tough on my assessment. More importantly, no one sees the frustration that can go along with making the card. All they see is a nice homemade greeting and they appreciate the lesson. :)


Margaret Ann Moffat said...

I love it Jani, its gorgeous.

craftysals creative corner said...

really pretty jani, love all the pearlised colours

rose tresures said...

Jani, your husband was so right!!! Your card is beautiful!. I know the frustration of which you spoke, and that is where I am now, working on a card and I think you have made me look at mine differently, now. Thanks. hugs, Patty

Lisa said...

I'm glad your hubby was able to get you to see how gorgeous this is!! It truly is beautiful!! I hope you are feeling better!! Hugs :)

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Myrna said...

Your husband was soooo right!!!
It is gorgeous.

gela said...

You married a smart man. He is a keeper. That card is FA BU LOUS!!!!!

Cheryl First said...

You are so right, Jani. We are our worst critics! This card is beautiful, and I am sure the recipient will think so, too.
I know I find myself thinking some of my cards aren't so great, too, and it's usually when I am using colors or patterns that aren't my personal preference. It's good to step outsode our comfort zone to grow. :)