Every time I see these things on Pinterest that people “totally nailed,” I get such a good laugh. I appreciate the effort and the willingness to experiment in order to create something beautiful. This particular batch of “Pinterest Fails” in the link below are hilarious. At least they are to my sense of humor. There’s something about a picture perfect specimen and its fail that make me want to Try Something New. And try, try again. Or not.
When I see these photos, it makes me wish that I had taken pictures of all of my attempts to make extraordinary and memorable birthday cakes and Christmas cookies. The bread “art” that I have tried to nail. The doughnuts that looked like leaden lumps. The pretzels that refused to “pretz.” The French fries that absorbed well over a quart of oil. The pasta dish made for a special event that was re-named Tuna Splat. The chocolate chip cookie that was used as a hockey puck by restless 8th-grade boys. The knitted slippers for Operation Toasty Toes for a soldier that wears a size 6 and has pointy elf toes. The birthday sweater for a 7-year-old girl with a neckline that would have been loose on Arnold Schwarzenegger. The times of trying to make a potluck item look interesting and extra appetizing. The origami paper cranes that looked like predatory pterodactyls.
But I am thinking that I will award myself an “A+” for these creative efforts. And send a wave of appreciation to those with the artistic fortitude that was devoted to these Pinterest attempts. Bravo, brava, and bravi!
And there are some things in life that just come round right without me even trying or thinking. These moments are about being present. Being. Being open. Opening my heart. Feeling the world stand still. This is what I love about life. You never know when your simple presence may be rewarded with amazing beauty. I send waves of appreciation to the Heavens for allowing these moments of pure Serendipity.
Here is the link to some more epic Pinterest attempts. Have fun! . . .