Now, things you don't know about MA are - she's an inveterate researcher. Give her a product and she'll try it, test it, twist it to do something it can't and then report on it. And share any brilliant ideas or techniques that come from her research, and the howlers - keeps it real for the sake of reporting. On that basis, she's pretty patient. And oh yeah, she's astonishingly prolific. You know the sort that gets an idea and then can't do anything else until the idea is exhausted and every technique and scrap of stock - even kitchen paper towel has been used and tried? Yep. Her. (Intimidated? Moi? )
|Mary Anne's. Using paper towel. To see if she could....|
|Mary Anne's...do you see a last layer that spoiled it?|
- When it looks exactly like the picture you had in your mind's eye when you started Does it ever?
- When you think that one more (layer/gem/flower/piece) will make it PERFECT? Is that the time - before or after the one more...?
- When the time is up? Do you have to have achieved 'something' in your heard earned craft time?
- When you're tired of thinking about it? Or are you on auto pilot, just enjoying the doing?
- Is at the end of the method for that particular technique? Or can you just keep going because you're enjoying it and it comes good?
- Do you even know if you've over worked something? Does it matter? If it does, what then..more work or file 13?
I guess it's alright if you haven't thought about this in depth. Clearly, I have. Since Mary Anne went home and I've done a couple hundred miles in the white van, musing over this. Let me know will ya, what you do. Or if you need us to stage an intervention. Here for ya!