Agree or disagree? Can an unsuccessful attempt at something turn into a successful end result after all?
I believe so. It's all about perspective. From my own, being my own harshest critic, I know what I have pictured in my mind when I start out to create something. But what if there's one factor that stopped that attempt from being a success as originally planned? Do you dump it or turn it around and make it anyway using a new or different twist?
I guess the biggest obstacle preventing it, aside from your own self-doubt, is what that product is. Now if you left out the sugar in a cake or used salt by accident (I'm sure that was an accident, right?) then yeah, I might be inclined to dump it out and start over. But what if it's just a design you are trying for the first time? We all know how hard that first one can be, so don't be hard on yourself if it doesn't work out as planned. Give it a twist and change the course so it still works for you. Try that new design idea again later. You have time and now you have a bit of experience in it, too. No one is judging you. .
That has happened more than once with me, Way more than once actually, Each time has taught me what not to do, just as it did with Edison and the famous lightbulb experiments. We learn by doing what not to do first, then narrow the field down to what is as yet untried and go for it.
My sink strainer swirl was a bit too thin at pour, so what do you do with what's already in your pouring bucket? Leave it. Don't move it at all. It will thicken as is and be the right consistency when you finally tip it over the mold and pour. Maybe the first few colours are murky. Who cares if it's smeared a bit? It's still just soap, cleans just as any other would have, and that scent, oh my, how that scent will prevail over the worst of times. So that was my experience with the first run at a sink strainer pour for cold process soap and though it was not the design planned it still is a winner for what it does look & smell like. A modified Taiwan is always fun, easy, pretty and can cover a multitude of sins.
Hi and welcome to the Bubble Hut! I'm Neecy, aka Dee (Denise) Gunter. I'm the solo maker of Neecy's Necessities, which has been around since 2010. I'm a certified advanced soap maker and member of Hand Crafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild as well as a member of Indie Business Network. I'm an adventurous soap maker, frequently trying new things to make things even better yet I know when to stop when it's just fine as is. Follow along with my work in the lab in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.