Creativity, chaos, and a messy bowl of cheesecake. An interesting trio brought together by a steady steam of failures. Did you read my post about The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? If so, be warned that today was nothing like that. Sure I attempted and failed at two (count um’ up!) new things, but I really didn’t mind when everything went bust.
I recently started a ‘doodle a day’ project, and I wanted my first design to incorporate the words ‘some,’ ‘more,’ and ‘summer.’ After an hour of doodling, I stepped back and realized the words were out of order (it said something like ‘sum more som mer’.) Oops. I ditched my doodle and made all the graphics in this post.
A short while later, I decided to attempt one of the many popsicle recipes trending on Pinterest. My selection? Strawberry cheesecake pops. Bad choice: the pops froze over like Minneapolis in February, and getting to the creamy goodness was impossible (frozen cream cheese is not delicious). Still craving sugar, I decided to use all the ingredients to make actual cheesecake. The end result? The only non-fail (actually an absolute win) of the day:
The recipe was Top Chef worthy, and it also turned me into an abstract artist. See the colorful swirls of berries? That’s what I call food art.
The drawings and the popsicles were unsuccessful, but the word “great” came to mind when my sister asked about my day. Thing is, I enjoy creating things (all things, really), and a failed product doesn’t ruin the joy of the effort.
Have you heard that saying “time you enjoy wasting isn’t wasted” ? That’s kind of how I felt about today. And, in retrospect, the failures inspired projects that succeeded, so perhaps the missteps were part of the process?