She wiped the sweat from her brow and stretched her lower back. Wow, this was going to be tougher than she’d imagined. Tucked into the dark, dank storage room in the basement of her house (in order to keep the Christmas surprise hidden) she was attempting to work some of Santa’s magic on the pile of MDF, screws, nails and complicated directions that had arrived via UPS earlier that afternoon.
“Alright, you can DO this!”
Cursing under her breath and feeling overwhelmed at the magnitude of the task, she paused to think.Â Yes:Â Years of sneaking JetMax scrapbook storage cubes (purchased with 30% off coupons from Michaels) into her scrapbook room and assembling them on-the-sly (so that hubby wouldn’t notice) had prepared her for this. Yes, she was up for the challenge!!
Feeling inspired, she dragged her Ott-lite from her nearby scrap room into the storage room. Ah-hah! Darkness and shadows were vanquished! Gotta love that eye-saving “daylight” 🙂
On a roll, she cut a piece of baker’s twine from her stash (using her cutter bee scissors) and used it to pull her hair into an untidy ponytail. She was taking no prisoners. This Walmart desk-in-a-box WOULD become her next masterpiece.
Sure, these directions were impossible. 23 multi-phase steps — with virtually no words!Â But her practice with sketch challenges had prepared her well. Stepping back, she could *see* the big picture.
Yes, Come Christmas morning, this $88.88 desk-in-a-box (with a few desk accessories artfully arranged in a visual triangle) would be a great gift for a 6 year-old ….. and a scene worth scrapbooking!!
Have you been there? What crazy tasks has your hobby unwittingly prepared YOU for?? Ha! Happy Holidays!