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June 10, 2015

c'est la vie

Polaroid in water bowl

Why is that photograph of the beach floating in a bowl of water? Because sometimes things don't  work out the way you planned.
I love working on projects (obviously). Part of being a project-person means being prepared for that project to fail. I bring this up because yesterday I attempted three different projects hoping to have some killer content for you guys today. None of them worked. Not even close. & that's totally okay.

Experiencing failure, while it sucks, is a positive thing. I know it sounds cliché, but I think it's absolutely true. How can you enjoy the sunshine if there aren't rainy days to compare to? Okay that sounded cliché, my bad. Back to my point: failure helps us grow & teaches us how to be better. It sucks, but it makes us great in the end. Failure is no more than experimentation. The point is that you tried something, experienced something. That's what is important. Failure is also not unique to specific people. People deal with it differently: some call it bad luck, some refuse to acknowledge it, some brush it off, but everyone deals with it. That's why I'm talking about this, because I want to share not only my successes but also my failures. I'm a totally real person, you guys, & I mess up big time. But that's okay. I learned a lot yesterday. Like what happens when you put a polaroid in water (not much, is the answer to that question). 


Moving on... I'm hoping to make something out of all the polaroid pictures I have. When I was in high school I went through this huge polaroid phase, & if they hadn't discontinued the film I'd probably still be using that clunky camera. I took it with me everywhere, taking weird & awkward snapshots of my friends, graffiti, & random objects in my room. None of the pictures are very good, but I hate to throw them out, so I've been brainstorming some ways to DIY them to usefulness.  Any suggestions? Let me know with a comment! 


Related // Here are some project updates, because sometimes it takes a while to figure out that you messed up.

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