“To err is human, to craft is devine”
One of the many lessons that I have learned from crafting is that if you want to maintain your sanity (and I sure know I want to be sane), you have got to not get too hung up on your mistakes, and improvise. Otherwise the rage will take control of you and you may do bad things.
I call this go-with-the-flow approach to life, “mistakrovising”, and I find myself doing it more and more of late.
I discovered the act, or art, of “mistakrovising” after a recent misguiding attempt at St..Paddy’s inspired crafting.
Although you all probably think of me a world-class craft-making guy, as it turns out, without the constant guidance and hands-on assistance of Doris from Lewiscraft (who really turned “psycho” on me), I am, in actuality, a sub-par crafter.
I came to this realization (about my sub par craft skills) over past couple of weeks, during which time I had been trying to craft myself a leprechaun without even a hint of success.
One week ago, with no tangible crafts to show for my efforts, I had nearly lost a bit of finger on three separate occasions, and had somehow sealed my left eye shut with ordinary white glue (which cost me a couple of vital crafting days).
My original plan was to unveil an awe-inspiring vinyl leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day.
My hope was that my leprechaun would evoke popularity amongst tribers and possibly elicit me some free green Guinnesses at pubs from barkeeps that were smitten with my craftwork.
Unfortunately for me however, I was living in a fuckin dreamworld, and this plan soon derailed, leaving me angered and lonely for a couple of (really tough) days.
For what its worth, I was going to name my leprechaun “Herman”.
Then, in the midst of despair, I instinctively pulled one of my stupid attempts at a leprechaun from the garbage, and realized that with some well-positioned googly eyes it would make a good wolf. In fact, it would make a great wolf!
The first googly eyes that I placed were not well-positioned at all, and the result looked like more of a manatee/panda hybrid, but unphased, I closed my eye, and tried to place the googly eyes again…. and look what I came up with:
One of the best craft wolfs that I have ever seen.
So there you go, IN YOUR FACE DORIS, here is my St Patrick’s Day wolf.
Happy St Patrick Day!