Friday, January 20, 2012

Imagine the Impossibilities

When I visited Peggy's site  I saw this

After reading about "Imagine the Impossibilities" Challenge  I knew had to take the plunge.  If you haven't heard about it you can check it out here on Karah's blog.  But what really pushed me was the quote she had posted by Doug Larson “Some of the greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible”.  You see, there are a lot of things I dare not attempt because I always felt I wasn't smart enough, or talented enough, or qualified enough.

Karah asks the question " What would you try if you had no boundaries?  What ideas do you have floating around that you (or others) think are just nuts?  What do you really just want to try even though a big part of you thinks it’s just not going to work?"

After some time I thought about my old chandelier.  I've been wanting to make it over for years, but there's always that underlying question "What if it don't turn out right?" or "What if nobody likes it?"

This is my chandelier -dust and all!

About 1-1/2 years ago, I was bold enough to paint it, but after that I got stuck and just stopped, yep, gave mind went blank!

So, this is where I am.  I'm ready to step up to the challenge, think "outside of the box" and get my creative juices flowing... nah, deep down inside I'm freaking scared of messing up and doing something stupid. (I'm taking a deep breath).  Tonight I'll sleep on it, I'm busy over the weekend, but on Monday I'll be ready to take on the Challenge.

“Never be afraid to try something new.  Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark.  A large group of professionals built the Titanic.” Dave Barry



Unknown said...

It looks ten times better with the new paint, but I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Oh my goodness your Dave Barry quote is sooo awesome! I can't wait to see what you come up with for the chandelier. You really can't lose. You obviously don't love it now so let your imagination fly and turn it into something fantastic. You can do it! So glad you're a part of the challenge, thank you so much for posting our button!
I am your newest follower!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Love that Dave Barry quote! I going to guess that you are a David Sedaris fan too ... and if not, you must race out and buy "Me Talk Pretty One Day" right now! And after that, you will absorb each and every one of his books ...

So happy you have joined our challenge! Can't wait to see what you do with that chandelier!


Eclectically Vintage said...

I know you're gonna bling that thing till it shines! Thanks for joining our challenge and can't wait to see the finished product!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I know you will make it beautiful Sherry. Can't wait to see.

thistlewoodfarm said...

I am so excited to see what you have in store for that chandy! Can't wait to see the bling! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge.

Rhissanna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comments. I'm really interested to see what you'll do with the chandelier, because I have two of my own and I really don't know how to progress with them. The word 'amateur' comes from the word 'love'. We do these things because we love them, not for the money.

Karen said...

Don't worry, you'll make it beautiful. Love those quotes.

Cassie Bustamante said...

i can't wait to see the transformation! and i love the dave barry quote- that man is a funny genius! love him!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

oh i can't wait to see what you do! the transformation is going to be amazing...i KNOW IT!!!! thanks so much for joining us in the challenge!!! sending hugs...your newest follower! : )

Unknown said...

I can't wait to see how it turns out! I also wanted to let you know I'm hosting my first giveaway...I'd love you to stop by & enter to win a My Memories digital scrapbooking software. Thanks!