Once I added the flowers, it ended up looking like a sad wedding DIY. Too formal and serious for a silly holiday like Halloween. I worked on them all day and the results were dismal. The biggest embarrassment is that it was an office event! Everyone was laughing as they helped me carve and scoop out the seeds, even helped me paint. And eventually, they tried to make it work. But it was no use. I still have time to save it before my first story is due on Monday. But oh my. It's going to need a miracle. Help me!
For comfort, I googled "failure leads to success" tonight. Over and over I read that it's more important to learn from mistakes than the actual mistake itself. And that Michael Jordan is the poster child for failure. Always. Seriously--why is he always mentioned in failure essays? Surely, their are bigger losers than him to drive the point.
The lesson I learned today was that I was over confident in my idea. I used up all my supplies before I made sure I knew the results. Next time, I'll start small.
I'll keep you posted on where this goes. Whether it's the trash or the spotlight. I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on the fun!