My "Big Guy" just celebrated five decades! A small party was thrown in his honor. In an effort to have a theme, his love for music was chosen. Now keep in mind, his musical taste is everything they play and have played...and those who have wanted to play at Bonnaroo! So, we called this special day Jeff-aroo! It was all things "Woodstock-ish"!
Which brings me to another form of art...
Lesson I have learned over the years....Hire people that do their job well, and DO NOT micromanage what they do. Let them do their job with creative abandon. Provide simple parameters or guidelines and leave it alone. Over direction on your part stifles their ability to perform and do what they do best.
Fast forward to cake ordering for the party: I went to my favorite bakery, shared the want for "tye-dyed" baked goods (i.e. largest cookie cake they make, cookies and cupcakes) and said, "go for it". I saw no photos or examples of their tye-dyed work, but knew they did their job with utmost care, creativity and precision. Guess what? I was not disappointed.
If you need some artistic baked goods I highly recommend, Piece of Cake Bakery!