Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Say Thank You To Your Mistakes!I have been working on this piece of art for quite a bit of time now. It started with the central art sign - using hardware tape, tile tape, Serif Essentials chipboard letters, brass embellishments, metal working tools and some paint. I then decided that this piece needed a home and figured a canvas would be just the place! So I began painting the canvas. It started with black gesso and then I began adding some silver hardware tape and copper tape...and then came the paint...and stencils...and more stencils...and metal embellishments...and more paint...until I got to a point where I was very stuck! One moment I felt the canvas was too dark. The next minute I felt it was too metallic. Then it was too "obvious" in terms of the circle shapes from the stencils. So I kept going and going and going and finally took out a tube of gold leaf wax and thought that a touch of it would look nice. I put some on my finger and went to slide my finger across the canvas and BLOP! A rather large area - definitely unlike what I had been trying to do - spread itself out before my eyes on my canvas! Ugh!!!! Now what?! I was about to panic - what an ugly mistake! And then I decided to go with it and follow where the mistake was taking me. So, just to show the Universe I was on board for the journey, I put a bit more of the wax on my finger and brazenly did the exact same thing again...and again! And as I kept swiping my finger, the canvas began to transform in ways I hadn't even imagined (nor could I have done had I been deliberate in my actions). Say a big "THANK YOU" to your mistakes! They may lead you to places where you never would have gone if it weren't for the happy "oops!"