“This one matches perfectly.”
A bit of an eye roll behind the clerk’s back.
“It doesn’t sound like they would go together, but with the black you can easily add these greens and golds as well as these blues.”
“Can you show me an example?”
“This one provides a bit of a challenge.”
Not really a beginner’s starting point.
“What do Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, The Turkey Trot, dinosaurs, and glow in the dark have in common?”
Hint #1: They are connected through an “art” form.
Hint #2: Math was involved – specifically geometry – as I only purchased four kinds instead of the six requested.
Hint #3: It is now the gift project for my grandson’s fifth birthday and it is NEW to me.
I am taking a risk. I have two months to complete this task. Two months that will fly by as I attempt a new art form. Two months to follow directions, cut, assemble, and organize this project. Risky, seeking constant feedback, learning something new . . . Ready for a challenge.
Did you guess it?
It’s a quilt. Never made one. I have designed several quilts and wall hangings, that relatives have constructed. I don’t remember sewing anything in the last 30 years. We’ll see when the expert coaching of others requires hand over hand demonstration or modeling.
Anxious? Yes. Worried? Yes. Excited? Yes.
Ready for a new challenge!
How do you handle challenges?
What “NEW” learning have you tackled recently?
How did it go?
When did you know if you were successful?
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