I found this gorgeous gold frame at the thrift store down the street for like, a buck. I figured I'd find a place for it eventually, so I bought it. After I finished painting my table runner, I had some leftover burlap. Then, lightbulb style, I was like "Man, it would be cool if I framed this burlap! And painted a map on it! And made it into a cork board style tracking where I want to go!"
I started cutting out a template I from a blank world map I printed out. But that got tedious, so I was like, fuck it, I'll freehand it. Then I started using a marker, which was not taking well to the burlap. So I switched to acrylic paint, which still didn't take that well but at least it was going faster.
With all these shortcuts, how on earth could it have turned out poorly? Well on top of all that, burlap doesn't frame well, it bunches up, no matter how much you tape it down.
I'm sorry Canada for kind of just making you a stretched out part of America. I'm sorry Mexico for making you look less like a country and more like a Bugle I smashed onto Texas. I'm sorry South America for making you look like that last pancake you try to make from scraping the end of the batter. I'm sorry to practically every island on the planet for omitting you because you were too hard to paint. I'm sorry Australia for making you look like a warthog. Russia, where do I begin.
And yet I still stuck pins in for "Where We've Lived" and "Where We Want to Go" and hung it on the wall for a picture. I have no standards. But really, these lumpy sacks of potatoes will be, well, sacked, and something more deserving will go into that lovely frame.
If you want to make me feel a little better, you can tell me about times you've really fucked up a project. Or just kind of fucked up a project, I'll take either. Or just mock me, because at this point, that's all there is really left to do.