(Oh well, not all of them can be gems.)
Not all of my paintings are “masterpieces”.
I did this one in art class a few years ago. After it was done, I realized that I had gotten the perspective of the house wrong, and my teacher agreed. And since this was watercolor, I couldn’t erase my mistakes. The painting was a dud.
To make matters worse, another student (who actually was a terrible painter) gleefully kept pointing out to the class that she knew my painting was wrong, that she told me so, again and again, but I wouldn’t listen to her, etc. etc. The woman just would not shut up.
I wanted to smack that witch, but I bit my tongue. Instead, I decided to set fire to my house. After all, I might as well get some amusement out of it.
Everyone loved the burning house, (except the witch, of course).