{points of two week #15: 100 ways to do it wrong}

Points of Two is an experiment in journaling with myself and Roben Marie! Check out our archives to see the previous weeks' pages.

This week's prompt was a quote Roben-Marie sent me earlier in the week to cheer me up:

“I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.”   -- Benjamin Franklin


left: kira, right: roben-marie
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Kira: My page started on a base of gray gesso and kinda went from there. It's still my style, but I worked differently and kept the collage bits all on one side. I did all the writing and doodling while watching TV and really love all those little bits at the top -- maybe I'll do more doodling in the future! I was thinking, with this page, about how I'm doing art and am so afraid of failing, I just give up when things don't work out right away. It's something I'm still struggling with, because at some times I'm desperate, but just need to find the one way that works for me. I used papers from 7 Gypsies, Sassafras, and the new Luxe line.

Roben-Marie: I was thinking this week about how much I want things to "just work" on the first attempt.  I am teaching myself how to sew and needle felt and as I select projects  and give them a try, I want it to work on the first try.  I know this is not reasonable and as I keep working at it I will get better!  I sent this quote by Benjamin Franklin to Kira this week to encourage her and as a reminder to myself.  It is our focus for this week: