I am working on another challenge with a project due by month end, besides the A to Z challenge. It is the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016. This month’s tag has one of a constantly moving vision. I was absolutely sure of what I was going to do the minute I heard the parameters for this month’s tag project. I was even more sure that I was going to be an early finisher this month, because my vision was so clear. Instead I hit all sorts of road blocks with techniques and materials. I was constantly adjusted and readjusting my vision, to included the required elements, but end up with something at least I was pleased enough to show at the end of the month.
Here it is. This month I was required to use the textured wood grain paper with a paint resist and the paper grout techniques. The thing I thought would be the least rewarding part of the challenge, the wood grain resist, turned out to be lots of fun and something I would consider doing again. The paper mosaic I was looking forward to, turned out to be not my cup of tea.Pun intended. I was glad I finished my tag even though nothing seemed to go right and it very little like what I had visioned. I do know that the hardships I encountered inspired other ideas for me.
So don’t let your vision prevent you from finishing. Use your vision as a guide, but be open to seeing other opportunities as they arise.