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Monday, November 7, 2011

I have a confession to make....I'm a scaredy–cat!

And just what do I mean by that?
I'm absolutely scared to try new things!!!
Yes, I admit it....
but I'm just so afraid that I'll mess up.




Lisa told me all about making baubles with pics inside ~
and guess what?
I have all of the components to make them!
And have I tried it?
No.
But I will, once I get up the nerve :)




She's a dive-in kind of girl....
I'm more of a
"let's think on it awhile and watch
a few you-tube videos first!!!"
kind of girl.

Isn't it funny how different personalities handle
new things differently?

Are you a dive-in kind of person?
Or
are you a let's see what every one else
has done with this and let me build up my nerve
kind of artist?



I've realized this about myself as I've grown older.
And know that my dad and my son are so much the same....
If I don't know all there is to know about a new project or
something I've not tried,
I will stall, procrastinate and put it off
until I feel confident that I will be successful at it when
I do decide to try it!!


Here's to trying new things and having the guts to do so!!!!

I love you all ~
have a beautiful Monday,
hugs and love,
Dawn






23 comments:

Barbara Jean said...

Dawn, I love these!!! Of course you can do them.

My problem is I buy supplies, then if I do not do things right then, while I am excited, it does not usually get done at all. =(

Sometimes I get excited about too many things at once, and none of them get done! Oh bother! =/

But, once in awhile I do get a little something done, and that feels great!

Checked out Lisa's blog but did not find baubles. will look again.

hugs sweet lady

barbara jean

Kathy said...

Well I say bravo to you for taking the time to ponder and think about how you will do it. I dive right in, mess it up, then assume I have no talent. Your approach isn't so bad considering the alternative. You are not a scaredy cat, you are a planner.

dellerd said...

These look fun to do Dawn.....I will have to look into how to do these. My problem is not having the money to do everything I would like to do. Getting all the necessary things to making the crafts. I can also get too many things going at once...You do such a beautiful job on everything you do and you will do these just fine!!!

Dorthe said...

I love Lisa`s baubles , and yours-dear Dawn,and would so want to try, but we can not get the resin to Denmark, as it is not allowed to be send by plane.
But that said I have lots of NEW projects waiting for me- just like you sweet friend.
Hugs and love Dorthe

blackenpot said...

What a good idea, i thought they were lovely.

Start doing them, I,m certain you'll succeed.

Thank you for sharing.

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

I think I am a dive in person with a little scaredy cat mixed in. Most the time I will dive in, but then there is other times that I wait and wait... thinking about it before diving in. Maybe that means we are planners! Sounds better, doesn't it?

Have a wonderful week.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I am totally a dive in person that probably needs to check out all of the details before I dive in ~
I love Lisa's resin baubles so much and
I just know Dawn that yours will be awesome! Think of all of the projects you could do with them :)

xoxo
Lori

Lisa said...

Hey Hon,
Where on earth did you come up with those pics? LOL They were buried real deep, glad my picture taking has improved.
Well we know what kind of person I am so I have only one question for you.
When are you going to try it?! Remember the wax?
Lisa

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I think we all go through that. Sometimes I dive right in, while other times I try to gain as much info about it first before trying. Youtube is an excellent way to learn new things. I've found excellent tutorials and ideas. Half the fun is trying something new!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i lean more towards..."wait until i know everything about it" too but i say GO FOR IT! everything your lovely hands touch turns into beauty so these are sure to be just gorgeous! can't wait to see what you make with them ! ;)

artbywendy said...

I'm like you! I will research and think and study....and then pray I don't mess it up!these are beautiful and I would like to try them! let us know how you do!

Hopemore Studio said...

Oh I can see your excitement about the prospect of making these, they are beautiful.

I have to say the motivation for me is usually to have a creative playdate, is there anyone you can invite over to the farmhouse for a day of resin fun?

debbiesaenz said...

Hi Dawn!

I hope you're doing well xo. I love those little picture baubles!

I too am a "think about it" person...being a perfectionist often keeps me from doing much of what I would otherwise.

Blessings,
Debbie

Tracey said...

Love these! I want add a photo to an antique drawer pull escutcheon using resin to preserve it. Like you, I am apprehensive. Just gotta do it!!!

Miss Sandy said...

I am a dive right in with both hands and feet kind of girl when it comes to crafting or trying new supplies or techniques. Dive in Dawn, your creative touch is ALWAYS amazing!!! Happy crafting!

LBP said...

I can't wait to see how yours turns out! I've never tried any of those either. They would certainly make great gifts!

Blessings

Linda

Romeo said...

OMGosh - who would have guessed?!? And when everything you do is wonderful, how could you not suceed?!?! Me?! Well, bawk, bawk (those are chicken noises)....I do the same procrastinate because I'm afraid I will screw it up. Right now I'm right there with you. I will do a few steps and then go do something else. The fear of failing.....I know this is nuts but for some reason I do the freeze frame thing....however, once I find something that get does work....don't get in my way, I'll run you over LOL

For you, I just don't see this....Dawn EVERYTHING you do is WONDERFUL!!! Go for it!!!!

Hugs,

Deborah (who loved seeing you at the show) and Romeo (who is still bummed out that he didn't get to see anything but the confines of the house)

Beth Leintz said...

I've wanted to try the resin baubles too, but I'm afraid I'll screw up- it seems too close to Chemistry Lab- which I wasn't good at...at least you have the supplies, I've actually held them in hand at Michaels but them put them back on the shelf. That's what I love about talking to Lisa- she always has some brand new idea. Good luck- I'm hoping your next post is full of resin!

Vicki said...

Hey, Dawn. These turned out great. I'm the opposite. I look at trying something new as an experiment. That way there is no pressure for it to turn out! lol I've been experimenting this week too. Have fun!

Pat said...

Dawn, Well, I, for one - am not at all spontaneous...and will spend countless hours deciding on all aspects of my artwork. I happen to love 'tedious' work too. I don't know what that says about me. Now you...I LOVE everything you do and now you are showing me something I haven't seen, so as soon as you figure it all out...let us see it, please! I so enjoy your blog!!!! pat

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I can't swee you as a scardy cat with all you have done..and beautifully I might add! I hadn't heard about the baubbles, but, oh, they are lovely! Can't wait to see what you do!

Tora´s Vintage Dream said...

I can´t see you as a scary person at all Dawn, all thoses beautiful things you make....... no you can´t be scardy cat! you must be joking with us LOL
These bubbles are adorable and of course beautiful like everyting els you make. Have a nice week my friend.
Love

sonya said...

Dear Dawn,
The unknown and new is always scary! But isn't it exhilarating when you actually do it and it turns out beautifully? I'm a scaredy cat too, but when I want to do it bad enough I jump in with both feet!
Yours turned out beautifully, my dear! You have a gift, remember that! ;)
Thank you for reminding us that we aren't alone.
hugs and love,
Sonya

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