31 January 2012

The Best-Laid Schemes o' Mice an' Men...

gang aft agley, the Scottish poet Robert Burns famoulsy wrote in his poem 'To a Mouse'. (Read the whole poem here.)

I'm sorry to have to admit that I didn't pick the right week for my 7 Untried Things in 7 Days-challenge. Yesterday I had an awful day at work, and an awfully long one too. When I finally got home I had a long conversation with mum on the phone, discovered that it was awfully late, quickly got out some untried art supplies, did some research and realised that it was bedtime. And it seems that the rest of the week will continue in the same pattern, so I decided not to burden myself further with this challenge right now, but to wait until things calm down a little. I snapped a quick photo, though, to show you that I'm not trying to wriggle myself out of the challenge. Here's a little collection of art supplies waiting for their chance to show what they're made of.

But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving foresight may be vain;
The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'men
Gang aft agley,
An'lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!


  1. Those pesky little details like a job, do get in the way. You have a fun array of items to dream about and plan your course of experimentation. Rest and know that I'm rooting you on. Hope the rest of your week is better and less stressful. xo

  2. Thanks Jeannie for cheering me up! xo :)

  3. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. I am so eager to try ice cube dying

    I've had too many days recently that you write about. I can imagine how much you want to get to your challenge. Those look like pretty interesting supplies.

  4. Hi, Annika. Your personal challenges are very interesting. A good way to stay focused. I thought the stamp challenge to be a good idea that resulted in some great designs.
    best from Tunisia,

    1. Thank you Nadia! Yes, I like working with challenges like this and I hope I'll get started with my next one very soon! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!