Goldilocks Glamourology: Perspective Changes The Whole Picture

 Fiddleheads Glamourology

Fiddleheads Glamourology

And now I have just learned how blog posts go missing after you have written paragraph upon paragraph… 

        This post has lost content 3+ times.... I don't know what is going on or what is making it so difficult to complete.... Must just be another lesson in being grateful anyway and seeing things in more than one perspective...

Let's see how much I remember…

I was trying some new Glamourology designs, and being ambidextrous, I like to practice with my non-dominant hand to keep it nimble, and I found the design I created with it was decent, but I was less than enamored and not feeling that adding anything further would make it better.  Thank goodness it's temporary, so nothing I have to live with forever.  I did enjoy that it reminded me of fiddleheads, which I first encountered on a summer trip to Alaska. People were harvesting them for dinner and I did not even know what they were. In the next few years I would find them in the produce section, I would find a store with that name, and I even found them myself in the woods. I do like how they look.  I find them pretty, cute, attractive in design so it could stand on its own just fine.  I always like swirls. But something about this design just didn't flow as much as I would love., and left me lacking the over the moon feeling I prefer ideally.  

 Upside down...kind of like a bird....

Upside down...kind of like a bird....

 

 

Then I happened to catch a glimpse of my hand by my side in a large mirror.   From this view the design was now both upside down and backwards from what I was normally looking at. I then noticed how much it looked like a bird design I sometimes do and how the swirls that were the fiddleheads could actually be the body, and some of the tendril vines I had could be the wing. Then I began liking it more and feeling like it was "just right."

 

 

I've since made similar designs a few different times and actually really loved how they came out.... and this all came about from an original feeling of mediocrity that developed into the hoped for enthrallment.  

 

I invite you to consider the possibilities of perspectives next time you are in a situation that leaves you feeling "meh" or less.  There can be  so much glory available to you if you just keep your eyes open and dig it up!

 

*Addendum- after having to rewrite this 5 or so times in various parts, trying to get the photos up and running again etc and hope that I remembered what I wanted to say.... although frustrating technology can be difficult to find enjoyment in, I choose to see it as an opportunity to say things differently, think of the again, be more concise....

Even if the original feeling is frustration, in this case a double layer of less than delightful feelings, there may be good content in there and a great chance to find the joy present that just needs to be looked at another way.