That's Remy over there with my "first" > > >
Many of the designs are ones that I have recreated and I can make adjustments as requested. And it's fun. And I can, and have, gotten it done quickly. Then a customer requested a floor cloth runner with a complicated geometric design that someone else had created. It took me a good bit to figure out the spacing and things to recreate the original design. But I did it. And I made the runner. And it was good.
And then . . . a customer requested that runner in a different size.
The fallout of this special request was me sitting at my design (aka "dining") table with a pencil and graph paper and a ruler and a big old eraser doing that tap-the-pencil-on-the-desk-and-stare-off-into-space thing that the folks in the movies do right before inspiration hits. At some point, this scene morphed into me sitting quietly in a corner . . . rocking back and forth . . . and mumbling something akin to "Fer the love of all that is holy in the universe . . . what do they want from me . . . how am I supposed to figure this out?!?!?"
And then I pulled my self together and I redesigned the runner. And it was bad. And I redesigned the runner again. And it was worse. And I had to walk away. I went up to bed, read and fell asleep. It occurred to me in my morning post-dream-pre-wake zone that perhaps the runner was not turning out the way I thought it should because the way that I thought it should was perhaps not the way the runner needed to be. Hello . . . light bulb!
So when I was fully awake and standing in the shower I recalled this early morning inspiration and realized . . . da da da daaaaah . . . there are many things in life that are not the way that we think they should be. (Pssst . . . . here's where the philosophy part comes in . . . ) And many times we can change something of who we are in relation to a situation and the situation - or our perception of it - will change. Perhaps it is taking a moment to see things from the other side or remembering that there is an "other" side and moving forward with that knowledge.
Anyhew . . . I re-redesigned the runner and it works. It's supposed to be gloomy weather tomorrow but I will be in my cozy, well lit basement making floor cloth magic. I wish the same for you . . . in whatever "magic" makes you happy. And let's all try to look on the bright ("other") side of life . . .
Peace out, ya'll!!