Saturday, 5 September 2009

To throw away or not to throw...

Yes that is the question!

You have attended a workshop, and although very useful at the time of doing it, you find the pieces you return home with are not inspirational.

Do you:

A) Keep them in a box under the workbench? - you'll open the box now and again when you stub your toe and then close the box in disapointment

B) Put the box in the loft! - to be found during a fit of guilt after watching "How Clean is Your Hoarded Rubbish" or some other guilt inducing programme.

Or

C) Realise life is too short so move on there's plenty more ideas waiting to be made and loving stored in the box!

Your thoughts welcome.

4 comments:

Karen said...

A very difficult question. I keep mine and have found useful things to do with them occasionally. Generally not the original intention or even in the original form!

Anne B said...

I guess the sensible thing would be to chuck it out, however I find a little passage of time adds a lovely distance to work and you'll dig it out at some time and see it through fresh eyes. If you still hate it, you can then chuck it!!!

JaneO said...

I have been following Maggie Grey's advice and rummaging the 'failed experiments box' for bits to reuse/cut up/paint over. Finally used some lace samples from 20+ years ago in an altered book. Or you could organise a swop - one man's rubbish...

Helen Conway said...

C.It has served its purpose to teach you a technique. Get rid and use your knowledge instead. Or, possibly put neatly in a sample book for reference.