My husband brought home one of the new rims for my car yesterday. The first thing he said was, "Isn't it sexy?!"

OK, honestly, I don't know. It's not on the car. I imagine it will look fantastic on the car, but the rims alone do not look sexy to me. They look like they would look great on my car. Out of context, they don't do much for me.

Things like this make me feel like a hack. I can see an object, decry it's hideousness, and then be appeased (perhaps grudgingly) once it's in its proper environment. But take that ugly thing away from the other things it works with, and it's just… well, a really ugly object. Same with colors. There are colors I'm not terribly fond of, but when placed with certain other colors, they work great together.

And I feel like a creative failure because I can't see their potential before it's come to fruition. What really worries me... Am I the only one?