Negotiating with my muse is not a wise thing to do. My muse is not affected by whining, whimpering, or wishing. She was a total task master as I filmed this week’s Let’s Play video. I am so grateful she stood her ground!
Use it or lose it is this month’s theme and this week was the absolutely challenging for me. I saved these fantastic glossy full color brochures from the Cincinnati Butterfly Show at Krohn Conservatory.
Can you tell I treasure them? They’re from 2005 and 2006 and more precious than gold to me because of the memories of going with all of my kids (2nd grade field trips and my own 2 kids). So it has been sitting in a drawer for 10 years waiting for the “right” time to use it. Until now.
I fussy cut out 2 butterflies…and then I looked at all the others with despair. I was never going to be willing to cut all those out but I didn’t want to waste them either.
That is a lot of cutting. My hands will hurt. I’ll have to focus for how long to cut them all out? The internal whining had begun.
I begged my muse to let me off the hook and not have to throw them out. But she stood her ground. Use it or lose it. Like a 5 year old, I got tired of whimpering about it so I began to look for another way. And I found it.
The answer? Don’t fussy cut. Do big quick messy cuts and layer layer layer! In no time at all I had used all the butterflies.
In the video, you’ll also see the thing I almost missed in the brochure. I was focused on the butterflies that I didn’t see something very rainbow which actually became ended up right on the cover.
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