My family god bless them are so helpful with my art journey. They have put up with me roaming the isles at stores and finding something that usually is made for something else that I am going to use with my clay pieces. They have put up with me throwing clay under their bum to warm it up while they are lazing on the couch. They have helped me with design and color schemes and are always there to give me their honest opinion on my creations.
I was not ready however for the reaction to my latest creation from my son.
‘Whadda ya think Fouad?”
“Are you serious?”
“Yes I want to know what do you think of this it is part of my new spring collection.”
“Mom do not take this the wrong way but in all of the years with all the things you have brought to me this is the worst thing ever.”
“I am telling you that it is the worst thing ever!”
“Let me go change my shirt” ………..me running, changing, and coming back to ask again……”So whadda ya think?”
“What part of that is the worst thing ever do you not understand? You can change your shirt all you want that will not help it is the design that is wrong. Colors are good but the whole design is wrong. What is this sticking out? Mom you need to go back and try again.”
“Where is my phone I am going to text dad and ask him?”
“Go right ahead text him he will tell you the same thing I did.”
“I know I will wear it to work tomorrow and ask them they will tell me.”
“Mom if they are your real friends they will tell you it is ugly……if not then they will say they like it and be lying.”
Flash to the next work day when I wore it to work and got the honest opinions. Thumbs down 100%.
I know I told you there would be a giveaway this week and there is YEA.
To enter for MY matchbox swap giveaway just leave a comment about one of your experiences when you asked someone for advice on your art and they gave it to you no holes barred. This piece will be unveiled next week when the winner is announced as I am still waiting for an overseas participant to get their swap box. We want it to be a surprise. You do not have to have a negative experience to win any memory will be fine.
With our designs we struggle sometimes creating what we think is wearable art. I still like what I made and think it looks great with my hot pink shirt but ya just never know.