I have a horrible tendency of not thinking things through. Not life-altering things, but most everything else. Like any project I've ever done on my own. There is always a moment (or few hours) of DEAR LORD THIS IS HORRIBLE. I can't believe I thought this was a good idea. I can't believe I thought this looked good. It can be a pretty demeaning time, however long it lasts. Over the years I've gotten better at looking at the really rough process of creation as this is just the process, take a breath, step back, sleep some, and have new thoughts about it tomorrow. It might be a form of "thrill-seeking" as I find some of the most exhilarating times in life are those few crunch hours before a deadline - it's all or nothing - phew, it feels so good. It might also be me trying to seize my self-proclaimed good idea and forgetting some of the important steps of prep: buying the right material, having enough time, having enough time to do a little trial-n-error. But then again, it's all a bunch of trial-n-error, our whole lives, every project, and some day we'll nail it so hard we'll never have to nail it again and then life gets boring.
Above is a wall I tried my hand at this past weekend for a friend's birthday. Tissue, foil, wrapping paper, streamer shards, balloons, and tape.